PSG's fans are set for their first glimpse of Messi at home after his summer arrival from Barcelona. Messi came close to his first goal when he hit the crossbar against Brugge.
Pochettino now looks set to unleash Lionel Messi, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner, from the start at the Jan Breydel Stadium against Club Brugge in the Group A opener.
Verratti will also miss the weekend Ligue 1 outing against Lyon and possibly PSG's second Champions League run out against Manchester City on 28 September.
Italy's European Championship star goalkeeper, Gianluigi Donnarumma, made his debut in goal for PSG, whose home fans must wait a while longer to see Lionel Messi at Parc des Princes.
Real are understood to have made two bids for Mbappe last week - and there were reports on Tuesday they were prepared to go to 200 million euros - but PSG decided they would rather not sell, and risk losing the France forward for free
Midfield prodigy Camavinga, who is just 18, penned a six-year deal at the Santiago Bernabeu with Real reportedly paying a fee of 31 million euros ($36.6m) plus nine million euros more in bonuses.
Messi, wearing the number 30 jersey, came off the bench in the 66th minute to replace Neymar at the Stade Auguste-Delaune, where fans in the sell-out 21,000 crowd had earlier chanted his name as he emerged to warm up.
Inaki William’s first-half goal helped Athletic Bilbao win 1-0 at Celta Vigo, the first victory of the season for the Basque Country club.
Pochettino said the 'magic trio' — Messi, Neymar and Mbappe — "will certainly be among those named, we will see if they can play from the start of the match."
Despite Juventus insisting Ronaldo was staying, on Thursday Sky claimed he had already cleaned out his locker in the dressing room and is reluctant to make himself available to face Empoli this weekend.
According to Real's latest accounts, published in July, they boast net assets of 534 million euros and had 122 million euros cash in the bank.
Giroud, who turns 35 next month, misses out despite sitting just five goals away from equalling Thierry Henry's all-time record tally of 51 for Les Bleus.
Ligue 1: PSG reject Real Madrid's offer for Kylian Mbappe but open to negotiate Frenchman's transfer
Madrid have not officially confirmed or denied they made an offer for the 22-year-old France star who joined PSG from Monaco in 2017.
According to outlets L'Equipe and Le Parisien, the Ligue 1 club have rejected the proposal for 22-year-old Mbappe, whose contract at the Parc de Princes expires next June.
Ligue 1: No Messi, no Neymar, no problem as Mbappe, Di Maria score in PSG's comfortable win over Brest
Lionel Messi was left out of the PSG squad as he continues to build up his fitness.
Ligue 1: Kylian Mbappe 'relaxed' despite ongoing transfer rumours, says PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino
"Kylian is relaxed, he is our player and I don't see him being anywhere else this season," Pochettino told reporters at a press conference ahead of PSG's Ligue 1 game against Brest on Friday.
Messi joined fellow recruits Sergio Ramos, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Achraf Hakimi on a stage set up on the turf at the Parc des Princes, and the flashy presentation ceremony threatened to overshadow the match itself.
Messi, 34, met his teammates on Thursday, two days after arriving in France on ending his 21-year-association with Barcelona.
Lionel Messi's arrival at Paris Saint-Germain has left the club with the most frightening front line in the sport, but now coach Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure to deliver the glory on the pitch that their Qatari owners covet more than anything.
Mbappe has refused to rush into a decision over his future, leaving PSG in something of an awkward situation.