Between Randal Kolo Muani and Gonçalo Ramos, the match begins and neither one nor the other knows exactly if it will start this Sunday evening at the Parc des Princes for the reception of Olympique de Marseille. In his operation, Luis Enrique is not in the habit of setting up, neither the day before nor the day before the matches, not giving any real indication to his players.
As he explained this Saturday in a press conference, the Spanish technician observes and associates the performances in matches and sessions of his attackers and then decides. "It depends on the performance in the game, but also during the week in training. The goal was to have a large squad: I like to leave important players on the bench to let them have more competitiveness," he said.
In the absence of Presnel Kimpembe (recovery), Nuno Mendes (infection) and Asensio, Luis Enrique should rely on Sunday on a squad and a starting eleven almost similar to the one that faced Dortmund on Tuesday (2-0), as we announced Thursday. With the exception of these three injured, only Kang-in Lee is missing as he joined South Korea to participate in the Asian Games. This could make him miss at least one match, at most four (Marseille, Clermont, Newcastle and Rennes).
Against OM, Luis Enrique will probably renew his defense Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez and a midfield three that gives guarantees with Zaire-Emery, Ugarte and Vitinha. In attack, Dembélé and Mbappé should start. It remains to be seen with which attacker. The two men will find out on Sunday afternoon.