It is not every day that Paris Saint-Germain gets ready to face a top team like Lille this early in the Coupe de France tournament. But when the draw was announced for the Coupe de France Round of 16, both clubs knew that they would be in for a grand domestic showdown.
Considering that PSG has a monumental Ligue 1 fixture against Olympique Lyonnais upcoming, Mauricio Pochettino has plenty of surprises in his starting 11 for this match against Lille.
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Keylor Navas gets the starting nod for this match, although it was expected that Sergio Rico would be the domestic cup starting goalkeeper.
Marco Verratti is not starting in this match, so Leandro Paredes is called upon to guide PSG’s midfield setup. The Argentine midfielder is currently in top form at the moment, especially after his superb performance against Barcelona.
Angel Di Maria will be tasked in leading the way upfront in PSG’s attack. Neymar and Pablo Sarabia are out for this match due to their respective injuries, so Moise Kean and Mauro Icardi are called upon to help the team produce a formidable attacking showing.
PSG aims to clinch a quarterfinal spot in the Coupe de France tournament.
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