Just days removed from its Trophee des Champions final win over Olympique de Marseille, Paris Saint-Germain is now marching ahead with its Ligue 1 campaign. The club has been inching closer to regaining the top spot in the league, and if it aspires to move into first place in the table following matchday 20, Les Parisiens will first need a win over Angers.
With Mauricio Pochettino away from the team due to a positive coronavirus test, here is how PSG is moving ahead with its league fixture against Angers.
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Keylor Navas is making his 15th league start of the season. The Costa Rican goalkeeper has an eye on notching his 10th clean sheet of the campaign.
After returning to action in the Trophee des Champions final, Alessandro Florenzi will take the start for PSG out at the right-back position. Marquinhos is a late addition to the lineup and will lead PSG’s backline.
As has become the norm under Pochettino, PSG is rolling with a 4-2-3-1 setup that includes a pair of holding midfielders. Leandro Paredes was another player who returned to action in the Trophee des Champions final, and he will make his first league start of the year in this fixture. Verratti had been playing as a central attacking midfielder as of late but will now return to his usual position as a holding midfielder.
Neymar is back for this fixture and will start out as the team’s central attacking midfielder. Mauro Icardi has been in top form since returning from injury, but the team is rolling with Moise Kean instead to be the main center forward upfront.
With a win against Angers coupled with an Olympique Lyonnais draw or loss to Metz on matchday 20, PSG will take hold of the top spot in the league table.
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