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OM-PSG: Paris with a Messi-Neymar attack


For the round of 16 of the Coupe de France in Marseille this Wednesday, Christophe Galtier has decided to line up an attacking duo with Messi and Neymar

In the absence of Kylian Mbappé who is still nursing his left thigh, Christophe Galtier will line up an attack made up of Lionel Messi and Neymar this Wednesday (9:10 p.m.) for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against OM.

The Brazilian returns after missing two games due to fatigue and then adductor discomfort.

Hugo Ekitike, holder last Saturday against Toulouse (2-1), takes his place on the bench.

Another choice of Galtier, six days before the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Bayern: the tenure of Gianluigi Donnarumma in the Parisian goal.

During the two previous rounds of the Coupe de France, it was Keylor Navas who had been lined up but he left on loan at Nottingham Forest at the end of the transfer window.

Sergio Rico, the new number 2, could have taken his place.

Finally, after maintaining the suspense around his choice, Christophe Galtier decided to maintain the Italian European champion to allow him to gain confidence.

In defense, Sergio Ramos, who had been hit in the adductor in Montpellier, returns to support Marquinhos.

In midfield, Marco Verratti, suspended during the last two meetings, naturally makes his return.

At his side: Ruiz and Danilo while Vitinha should still occupy the role of number 10.

📍🏟️👋 #CoupeDeFrance I #OMPSG I #LeClassique

— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) February 8, 2023

The Parisians had been encouraged by their supporters, banned from traveling, before taking the plane at midday.

Note that Presnel Kimpembe, who, according to Galtier, "is not very far from joining the group and being operational", made the trip to Marseille to support his partners from the stands.

PSG against Marseille:

Donnarumma - Hakimi, Marquinhos (cap.), Ramos, Nuno Mendes - Verratti, Danilo, Ruiz - Vitinha - Messi, Neymar.


Rico (g), Letellier, Pembélé, Bitshiabu, Bernat, Soler, Zaire-Emery, Gharbi, Ekitike

Source: leparis

All sports articles on 2023-02-08

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