Paris Saint-Germain has had multiple critical Ligue 1 games this season, and now the club faces another grand challenge against Lille OSC. With three wins in a row coupled with PSG’s recent league underperformances, Lille took first place in the league standings following matchday 15. But with Olympique Lyonnais’ recent league victory, the winner of this encounter between PSG and Lille will claim first place following matchday 16.
Here is the starting 11 that manager Thomas Tuchel is going with against Lille.
1⃣1⃣ Le XI départ pour ce choc 🆚 Lille !#LOSCPSG
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Keylor Navas is returning to PSG’s starting 11 after missing the fixture against Lorient due to rest-related reasons. Navas is surely aiming for a clean sheet after going three straight league games without recording one.
Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos are returning to PSG’s starting 11. The two have delivered for the side in numerous key fixtures in all competitions this season and will be called upon to once again do just that.
Rafinha has been one of PSG’s top performers as of late and will now start in the biggest game of his Ligue 1 career so far. Marco Verratti will accompany the Brazilian in the midfield.
With Neymar out for the contest, Moise Kean and Angel Di Maria will be relied on to lead PSG’s attack. Kylian Mbappe begins the game on the bench.
PSG has won nine of its last 10 games against Lille in all competitions.
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