Paris Saint-Germain notched two of the biggest wins of the season over the past couple of months with the away wins against Barcelona and Bayern Munich. Now, PSG faces yet another arduous task as it takes on Manchester City in round two of their UEFA Champions League semifinal tie.
PSG comes into the match following its crucial Ligue 1 win against RC Lens. Meanwhile, Manchester City took care of business with a convincing Premier League win over Crystal Palace.
For PSG, here is how the side has elected to line up for this heavyweight clash.
🏴 Man City XI: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Zinchenko, Fernandinho, Gundogan, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, De Bruyne.
🇫🇷 PSG XI: Navas, Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo, Paredes, Herrera, Verratti, Di Maria, Neymar, Icardi.#UCL
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Keylor Navas takes his usual spot as the team’s starting goalkeeper. One could make the case that the Costa Rican has been the best goalkeeper in the world this season.
After patrolling the left wing role in the first leg, Marco Verratti seems that he will return to his regular position as a base midfielder. Verratti will pair up with Leandro Paredes and Ander Herrera against Manchester City’s possession-based setup.
Kylian Mbappe was a notable question mark heading into this match due to a right calf injury and will start this match on the bench. As expected, Neymar and Angel Di Maria headline PSG’s attack for this match.
It is win or go home for PSG in this matchup as it needs to score at least two goals to mount a comeback.
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