Lionel Messi scored but Paris Saint-Germain was made to work hard for 2-1 win over Kawasaki frontale on wednesday in the first match of its pre-season Japanese tour.

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Christophe Galtier's first game in charge of his full squad in front of a crowd of 65,000 at Tokyo's National Stadium.

Messi opened the scoring with a 32nd-minute shot but a much-changed PSG line-up 

in the second-half could manage only one more goal through substitute Arnaud Kamlimuendo.

J-League champion Kawasaki pulled a goal back in the 84th minute

when Kazuya Yamamura headed home unmarked to set up a nervy finish.

PSG will play 2 more league sides on its Japanese tour, taking on Urawa Reds in Saitama on Saturday and Gamaba Osaka in Osaka the following Monday.