Prior to Sunday’s match against Stade Rennais, Paris Saint-Germain manager, Christophe Galtier, released his somewhat surprising starting lineup.
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Gianluigi will start in goal with Nordi Mukiele, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, and Juan Bernat in front of him on defense.
Danilo, Vitinha, and Warren Zaïre-Emery will look to control the midfield while Lionel Messi, Hugo Ekitike, and Neymar Jr. will lead the attack.
It’s a nice mix of experience with a splash of youth. Zaïre-Emery is one of the most promising youngsters at PSG and 20-year-old Hugo Ekitike has been on a scoring streak the past few matches.
If things don’t go PSG’s way, Galtier will have plenty of options on the bench. That’s where Kylian Mbappé and Achraf Hakimi will start the match due to their recent return to training. Also on the bench is Ilyes Housni, who is another promising youngster but is unlikely to get any playing time tonight.
Pablo Sarabia’s name can’t be found anywhere and it might be due to the rumors that he could be headed to the Premier League.