Report: PSG’s Projected Starting 11 for the Ligue 1 Home Fixture vs. AJ Auxerre – Will Messi Start?

Paris Saint-Germain will square off with AJ Auxerre for a Ligue 1 home fixture on matchday 15. PSG heads into the match sitting comfortably atop the Ligue 1 standings with 38 points through 14 contests played. On the other hand, AJ Auxerre currently holds 15th place in the league standings.

The main storyline heading into this Ligue 1 match centers on just whether PSG manager Christophe Galtier will opt to play any of the players on the team who have been called to represent their national teams at the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As noted by Ligue 1’s official website, Galtier may very well decide to do just that.

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Renato Sanches and Marco Verratti will not be playing at the World Cup, so Galtier could elect to call on them to anchor the team’s midfield against AJ Auxerre.

Lionel Messi missed PSG’s Ligue 1 away fixture against Lorient due to an inflamed Achilles tendon injury. Even though Messi made his return to training this week, he could be granted a day off in this match.

PSG comes into this fixture averaging 2.71 goals per match in Ligue 1 play this season.

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