Paris Saint-Germain will have its first big test in February, as it will meet Olympique de Marseille in the Coupe de France round of 16 on Wednesday.
PSG will see a few players return to action just in time for this rivalry showdown, including Neymar. The Brazilian international was sidelined from PSG’s Ligue 1 home fixture against Toulouse due to a minor groin ailment.
As noted by L’Equipe, PSG manager Christophe Galtier could roll out this starting 11 for Wednesday’s rivalry clash.
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Ramos, Marquinhos, Mendes; Verratti, Pereira, Ruiz, Vitinha; Messi, Neymar
With Keylor Navas’ call to join Nottingham Forest over the winter transfer window, Gianluigi Donnarumma is now expected to become PSG’s go-to starting goalkeeper in this season’s Coupe de France tournament.
Lionel Messi has been picking up his form as of late. He scored one goal in each of his last two appearances in Ligue 1 play. He could be called on to fill one of the two starting center forward spots in Galtier’s expected 4-4-2 setup for the Coupe de France round of 16.
PSG has won four out of its last five meetings against Marseille in all competitions.