The little music of the Champions League is back at the Parc des Princes. After conceding its first defeat in Ligue 1 in the same venue against Nice (2-3), last Friday, PSG approaches its first big European meeting with the reception of Dortmund this Tuesday evening (21 hours, Canal + and RMC Sport 1). A match that will miss Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles tendon), Nuno Mendes (thigh) and Marco Asensio (foot), as well as Layvin Kurzawa, Cher Ndour and Hugo Ekitike who are not on the list of players registered to play in the competition this season.
In the radius of good news, Luis Enrique can count on the return to training of several elements. Kang-in Lee recovered from his left thigh injury and remained with the team before being released to compete in the Asian Games (September 19-October 8) with South Korea. Fabian Ruiz, victim of a small scare in the left thigh during the international break, feels better too. He will be able to take his place on the bench against the Germans. As for Nordi Mukiele, he is gradually regaining his feeling after a long unavailability caused by a hamstring injury last spring.
"Every game is going to be a final"
These returns will not upset the intentions of the Parisian coach who should do in the classic when composing his team. Returned only Thursday from selection, Marquinhos and Manuel Ugarte will find a place in the starting line-up. "Every game is going to be a final for us in this group stage. All points will be important. Playing against teams like Dortmund will put us in the bath right away," the Brazilian captain told a news conference. The latter should be associated with Milan Skriniar in central defense while the Uruguayan will, without too much doubt, be supported by Vitinha and the young Warren Zaire-Emery in the midfield.
In front, to accompany Kylian Mbappé and Ousmane Dembélé, the last place will be played between Gonçalo Ramos and Randal Kolo Muani, with an advantage for the Frenchman, author of an assist against the Aiglons. While the former striker of Benfica struggles to convince for the moment, "RKM" could take advantage of it to know his first start with the Parisian club.
The probable composition of PSG
Donnarumma - Hakimi, Marquinhos (cap.), Skriniar, L. Hernandez - Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Vitinha - Dembélé, Kolo Muani, Mbappé.