PSG visit the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday to face Manchester City in the Champions League, in a duel in which the first place in group A will be played, which at the moment is for the English with only one point of advantage over the Parisian team. The French already won in the first game and want to repeat victory. To do this, Pochettino will align his trident at the beginning.
The big news is that Sergio Ramos has been included in the squad for the first time all season. We will see if he plays his first minutes as a PSG player.
The Champions returns and Donnarumma returns under the sticks. The Italian goalkeeper suffered a gastro-intestinal infection that left him out of the squad on the last day of Ligue 1 but in principle for tomorrow he is recovered and will be in charge of defending the goal in Europe.
In the right alteral repeats Achraf. The Moroccan defender is the third player most used by Pochettino so far this season and there is no one to move him from the eleven. Tomorrow he promises he will have to be more applied in defense than ever before the English attackers.
The captain did not play last weekend against Nantes but tomorrow he will return to his position in the center of the defense. For sure he will fight a beautiful battle against Foden, Mahrez and company.
Next to Marquinhos will be Kimpembe in the axis of the defense. The Frenchman is the second most used player by Pochettino and is also rested after not playing against Nantes. His experience will be necessary in a high-altitude match like this one.
Third change in defense compared to the game against Nantes. Nuno Mendes will play in the left-handed lane in the place of Juan Bernat. At the moment, the Portuguese side has not missed any Champions League match.
In the center of the field will be Marco Verratti as the anchor of the team. The Italian is a very important piece for Pochettino and being in optimal physical condition there is no one to take him out of the eleven.
Idrissa Gueye comes from playing the 90 minutes against Nantes but in the first game against City he already scored them and can be a player who does a lot of damage to Guardiola’s team.
The third man in midfield could be Wijnaldum, who is rested after playing just 15 minutes at the weekend. It is not necessary to rule out that Ánder Herrera enters the eleven since he offers a good performance and is usually another of Pochettino’s regulars.
In attack will be Leo Messi who will face one of his mentors, Pep Guardiola. The Argentine already knows what it is to score with PSG in Ligue 1 and wants to see the goal again to help the team get the three points. In a match of height that can be decided by details, Messi is the ideal player.
Another of Pochettino’s essentials. The Brazilian is far from the figures expected of him and that he already achieved last season, he has 3 goals and 3 assists in 12 games, but having him on the field is synonymous with danger.
The eleven is completed by Kylian Mbappé. Of the three members of the super trident, he is offering better numbers this season and is one of Pochettino’s untouchables.
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