After a lengthy wait, Paris Saint-Germain is now set for its first official match of the upcoming new season. The Ligue 1 powerhouse will clash with the reigning Coupe de France champions in Nantes in the 2022 Trophee des Champions Final.
In his first official match as PSG manager, Christophe Galtier will at the least not have Kylian Mbappe available, as the French international will serve a one-match yellow card suspension that carried over from last season. At the least, as noted by SofaScore, Galtier is set to feature a star-studded starting 11 for the fixture.
Donnarumma; Marquinhos, Ramos, Kimpembe; Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Mendes; Messi, Icardi, Neymar
During preseason, Galtier named Gianluigi Donnarumma as his starting goalkeeper for the season. If the Italian international earns the start in this match, it sure will be his first real test to impress the newly appointed PSG manager.
As was seen over PSG’s preseason friendly schedule, Marco Verratti and Vitinha may very well go on to form the side’s double-pivot setup in the midfield.
As mentioned, Mbappe will not play in this match, so Galtier could call upon Mauro Icardi to slot upfront in PSG’s attacking setup.
PSG sure aims for redemption after coming away with a 1-0 defeat to Lille OSC in last year’s Trophee des Champions final.