PSG’s Official Starting Lineup vs. Nantes: Neymar and Mbappé Make First Start Together This Season

Just moments ago, Paris Saint-Germain revealed their starting lineup against FC Nantes and supporters will be thrilled to see Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappé starting together for the first time in a while.

In fact, this is the first time Mbappé and Neymar have started a match together all season for PSG. The Brazilian was suspended for several games at the beginning of the season and injuries to both players have kept them out of the team for lengthy periods.

Manager Thomas Tuchel moved Mbappé to the number nine role while leaving Mauro Icardi on the bench for some much-needed rest. Flanking the Frenchman is Neymar on the left and Angel Di Maria on the right. It’s a potent attack that should produce goals even against a stingy Nantes defense.

Another surprise from Tuchel was the inclusion of Layvin Kurzawa at left-back. The Frenchman hasn’t featured in many games at all this season but Juan Bernat is likely needing a rest even with the postponing of last Sunday’s match against AS Monaco.

I’m interested to see if Julian Draxler can continue his solid run of form. He is in the starting lineup along with Marquinhos and Idrissa Gueye in the midfield.

Presnel Kimpembe is suspended for this match so Abdou Diallo gets the start at center-back alongside Thiago Silva. Thomas Meunier starts at right-back and Keylor Navas is in goal, as usual, coming off a 10-save game against Real Madrid.

The match kicks off in less than an hour at the Parc des Princes. Follow along on Twitter @PSGTalk for updates!

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Tags Abdou Diallo Angel Di Maria Idrissa Gueye Juan Bernat Julian Draxler Kylian Mbappé Layvin Kurzawa Ligue 1 Marquinhos Mauro Icardi Nantes Neymar Thiago Silva Thomas Meunier Thomas Tuchel
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