Tokyo: Lionel Messi scored but Paris Saint-Germain were made to fight for a 1-1 win in the match against Kawasaki
Frontale on Wednesday in the first game of their preseason Japanese tour
Star forwards Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe all played in the the debut of new PSG coach Christophe Galtier's debut match in charge of his entire team in the presence that was 65,000 in Tokyo's National Stadium
Messi scored his first goal with a his 32nd-minute strike, but a drastically altered PSG team in the second period could get only one more point with replacement Arnaud Kalimuendo.
J-League champions Kawasaki scored a second goal at the end of the hour as Kazuya Yamamura smashed home the ball without marking to create an unnerving goal
PSG will host two more J-League teams on their Japanese tour. They will play Urawa Reds in Saitama on Saturday, and Gamba Osaka in Osaka the next Monday
PSG enjoyed the majority of the early possession , but the first real opportunity went to Kawasaki.