PSG Anticipates Barcelona’s Defensive Strategy Against Mbappé in First Leg Clash

This Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain will welcome FC Barcelona to the Parc des Princes for the opening leg of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal showdown.

Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez has to have a tactical defensive game plan to contain PSG’s attack, but more importantly, contain Kylian Mbappé. The Frenchman is the best player on the pitch, so the Catalan side need to account for him over the 180 minutes.

Mundo Deportivo reports that PSG expect an anti-Mbappé plan from Barça. In their locker room, there is talk of the possibility that Ronald Araujo or perhaps Jules Koundé will mark Mbappé.

As for PSG, the capital club are also pondering their attacking trio which will consist of Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé. According to Le Parisien, Kang-in Lee will start alongside Mbappé and Dembélé against Barcelona. 

The 22-year-old came over from La Liga last summer from Mallorca, so he’s probably familiar with playing against the Spanish giants.

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