Paris Saint-Germain entertain Manchester City in the Champions League on Tuesday evening. Here’s what to look out for!
Manchester City’s second game of a challenging week takes place at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday night, as PSG look for revenge in Champions League Group A. The 2 sides renew their rivalry, after meeting in last season’s semi-finals, where Pep Guardiola’s team claimed 2 wins to end the PSG’s European dream for one more year!
PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful that Lionel Messi will be able to recover from bone bruising for the visit of City, especially as Ángel di María is suspended. However, at the time of writing, the 6-time Ballon d’Or winner is still highly doubtful for this match.
Sergio Ramos and Marco Verratti are also expected to remain out for the time being, but Juan Bernat, Layvin Kurzawa, and Colin Dagba have all returned to training and Idrissa Gueye is back from a European suspension.
If Messi is not considered fit enough to start, Julian Draxler may be selected on the right side, while Gianluigi Donnarumma could be kept out by Keylor Navas between the sticks.
Nathan Ake marked an emotional occasion with a goal against RB Leipzig, so he will not want to give up his place. It remains to be seen if İlkay Gündoğan and Oleksandr Zinchenko can recover from minor injuries in time for this important showdown.
Fernandinho, who earned plenty of praise for his performances against PSG last season, may be considered for a start considering Rodri’s recent fitness concerns. Meanwhile, Ferran Torres and Raheem Sterling will be hoping to complete the forward line.
This battle of the biggest spending clubs in the world is not easy to call. However, given the fact that PSG are playing at home, we are predicting a 2-1 win for the Parisiens.