Before Paris Saint-Germain takes on FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg, the French powerhouse has a Coupe de France knockout stage duel against Brest.
Considering that the clash against Barca is just days away, PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino has elected to rest several players. Here is how Pochettino is lining up his side against Brest.
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Keylor Navas is expected to start against Barca, so Pochettino has provided the Costa Rican goalkeeper with a day off. In his place, Sergio Rico takes the start for this matchup.
Pochettino has elected to go with backups for the team’s defensive line. Thus, Thilo Kehrer and Mitchel Bakker each will slot out wide as the team’s fullbacks.
Even after missing time due to injury, Pochettino has decided to start Marco Verratti right away for this matchup.
Upfront, Kylian Mbappe, Julian Draxler and Pablo Sarabia will be looking to put together a fine attacking showing.
A win for PSG will clinch the side a spot in the Coupe de France round of 16.
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