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Benfica-PSG: classic with the MNM


This Wednesday, the club from the capital is playing its third match in the group stage of the Champions League in Lisbon. Christophe Galti

No surprises.

This Wednesday, for its third Champions League match in Lisbon against Benfica, Paris presents itself in its usual composition.

Marco Verratti is indeed a starter alongside Vitinha in midfield.

Victim of muscle pain in the calves, he had not appeared in the standard team since September 18 and the success in Lyon in L 1 (0-1).

In front of Gianluigi Donnarumma, the classic three-man defense is aligned with Danilo Pereira, Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos.

The pistons, on the sides, will be occupied, on the right, by Achraf Hakimi and, on the left, by Nuno Mendes.

In front, the three attacking stars are present while Kylian Mbappé was a substitute against Nice (2-1) last Saturday.

The world champion will be escorted by Neymar and Leo Messi.

With three goals, two against Juventus Turin and one in Haifa against Maccabi, the International tricolor dominates the ranking of scorers in the competition in Paris.

The last time PSG played in the Luz stadium, announced full, they lost for the Champions League final against Bayern Munich in 2020 (0-1), completed in the format of a final 8 in Lisbon due to Covid.

Compared to his men's last outing against Nice, Christophe Galtier is therefore making four changes, with Nordi Mukiele, Juan Bernat, Fabian Ruiz, and Hugo Ekitike taking their place on the bench.

Just like Julian Draxler, on loan from the capital club to Benfica and who has not yet won his place in the eleven type of Roger Schmidt, the German coach of the Portuguese.

The composition of PSG: Donnarumma - Danilo Pereira, Marquinhos, Ramos - Hakimi, Vitinha, Verratti, Nuno Mendes - Messi, Neymar, Mbappé.

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2022-10-05

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