Paris Saint-Germain is now a week away from its UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first leg bout against FC Barcelona. But before PSG goes on to face the Catalan powerhouse, the side will have two fixtures, including against Ligue 2 side Caen in a Coupe de France Round of 64 fixture.
Caen will be aiming for a grand upset win in this match, but this starting 11 from manager Mauricio Pochettino may be just enough to push the side through for a win.
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Keylor Navas is sitting this match out due to a groin injury. Thus, Sergio Rico will be taking the start out at the goalkeeper position.
Pochettino is resting multiple outfield players while others are unavailable due to injury. As a result, players such as Thilo Kehrer will have to step up for PSG in this matchup as he is slated to take on a start out at the center-back position.
Pochettino is going with Leandro Paredes to lead PSG’s double-pivot setup. Danilo Pereira will tag alongside the Argentine in the team’s midfield.
Moise Kean has been out of the starting lineup in recent league fixtures. Thus, this will be a decisive match for him to showcase to Pochettino that he is well-deserving of more playing time opportunities. Neymar, Pablo Sarabia and Julian Draxler will accompany the striker in the attack.
PSG is currently on a 17-match unbeaten streak against Caen in all competitions.
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