PSG open Japan tour with victory over stubborn Frontale

Goals from Lionel Messi and Arnaud Calimuendo gave Paris Saint-Germain a 2-1 victory over Kawasaki Frontale on Tuesday as the French national champions overcame strong defensive efforts from the current J-League winners at the packed National Stadium in Tokyo.

PSG, who have visited Japan for the first time on a three-stop tour that will also see them play Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka, have arrived in the capital with a stellar line-up including formidable front line Messi, Brazilian phenom Neymar and the 2018 France squad. World Championship MVP Kylian Mbappe.

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