This Tuesday, at 3 p.m. at the Georges-Lefèvre stadium in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, the Paris Saint-Germain U19s will play their third group match in the Youth League, the equivalent of the Youth Champions League.
After two days, the Parisian hopes coached by Zoumana Camara occupy third place in Group A, two points behind Manchester City and Bruges, against which PSG drew 1-1 and 2-2 respectively.
It is therefore with the ambition to win their first match in the group stage that Xavi Simons and his partners will approach this meeting against the red lantern.
Indeed, Leipzig sank during its first two meetings by conceding heavy defeats, against City (5-1) then Bruges (4-1), opposed a little earlier this Tuesday in Belgium.
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Asked before the break about the importance of this match against Leipzig, Zoumana Camara told us: "I don't know if it's a crucial match for us in the race for qualification, but it will be for Leipzig who has already lost. twice.
We can take them out.
We make our way, we are only interested in us.
What I like is that I feel that the team is improving and raising its level with each game.
On Saturday, the Titis did not go far from their first loss at the Loges camp, but thanks to two goals in added time (Bitshiabu, Gassama), they finally turned the tide to win against Amiens (3-2) .
A spectacular match that allows them to keep a good dynamic before crossing swords with the Germans.
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If we follow the last set-up, this Monday morning in training, the Parisians could appear in their usual 4-3-3, or even in 4-2-3-1, with a defense made up of Bodiang, El Hannach, Bitshiabu and Muntu Wa Mungu.
In the middle, Kari, Zaire-Emery and Michut were partners.
Finally, in front, we found Simons at the top, with Odobert on his right and Gassama on the left wing.
The main uncertainty concerns Ismaël Gharbi, used to training for the first team and who is coming back from injury after being on the bench against Angers in L1 on Friday night.
The young attacking midfielder is part of the group selected for the Youth League.
It remains to be seen whether he will start the meeting ...
Franchi (g), Lavallée (g), Bitshiabu, Bodiang, El Hannach, Lamy, Wa Mungu, Najeh, Kari, Michut, Weidmann, Zaire-Emery, Gassama, Gharbi, Lemina, Odobert, Simons, Tayamoutou.
The probable composition
Franchi - Bodiang (cap.), El Hannach, Bitshiabu, Wa Mungu - Kari, Zaire-Emery, Michut - Odobert (or Gharbi), Simons, Gassama.