While PSG is preparing to launch its Champions League season on Tuesday, several uncertainties remain concerning the composition of the Parisian team.
An exciting summer transfer window and a successful start to the season in Ligue 1, with five matches and five victories: the PSG had a great summer. But autumn is approaching and with the great European evenings. This Tuesday will also ring the kickoff of the Champions League with for PSG an introduction to its measure in Bruges, which is a figure of Petit Poucet in a group A which also features Manchester City and the RB Leipzig.
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The debut of the capital club is nonetheless eagerly awaited. Because this trip to the Belgian champion should ring the big debut of the MMN, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar being expected to start the meeting. And all the more so since Angel Di Maria will serve on this occasion the first of his three suspension matches, remembering the stormy elimination of the Red and Blue, in the semi-final, against the Citizens.
Navas and Donnarumma in balance
In midfield, Idrissa Gueye will also be suspended and uncertainty also reigns about Marco Verratti, who returned injured from the international break. If the Italian international, who still has not been able to train normally, could not hold his place, Ander Herrera, in great shape since the start of the season and author of a double, Saturday, against Clermont, should officer alongside Georginio Wijnaldum and Leandro Paredes.
In defense, the vagueness concerns the identity of the holder in the left lane. While Layvin Kurzawa and Juan Bernat are still on the side, Abdou Diallo holds the rope but Nuno Mendes, just landed in the capital and who had to be content with a few minutes against Clermont, is already ready. The greatest uncertainty, however, concerns the goalkeeper position where Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma are in the balance. The Italian international had his first start against Clermont on Saturday and now hopes to continue. Keylor Navas, who returned late from the 2022 World Cup qualifiers, intends to quickly regain his place and Mauricio Pochettino has so far carefully maintained the mystery.
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