The Paris Saint-Germain(PSG) will receive Manchester City this April 28 at the Parc Des Princes for the semi-finals first leg of the Champions League.
Paris Saint-Germain first eliminated Barcelona in the round of 16. Then, they won against Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals. The prowess of the team allows it to be part of the 4 teams that have a chance to win the Champions League.
A victory with a big gap in this first leg against Manchester City would bring the blue closer to the finalist place. There are only two games left against Manchester City. Paris Saint-Germain hopes to meet Real or Chelsea FC in the final of the Champions League.
On the side of Manchester City, the team has done a very good job so far in the Champions League. They beat Borussia Dortmund (4-2) in the quarter-finals this year. The team that had finished its Champions League race in the quarterfinals last season against Lyon (1-3) seems ready to go all the way this season.
PSG vs Manchester PREVIEW:
A few hours before the match, Paris Saint-Germain are the favorite. Their place as a favorite is due to their confidence and the return of their striker Kylian Mbappé. The match is far from being won in advance. This match promises to be very tactical.
Both big clubs dream of having a Champions League cup in their palmres. The match will be a real sporting clash. On the one hand, Manchester City have won 21 consecutive games (all competitions) this season. On the other hand, Paris Saint-Germain have beaten the likes of Barcelona and Real Madrid. There have been some incredible performances that will remain marked. We all wait for the duel between De Bruyne/Foden against Neymar/Kylian Mbappé.
PSG vs Manchester City TEAM NEWS AND INJURIES:
Mbappé is indeed expected to take the field this Wednesday, despite being out with an injury last weekend. Mbappé did not participate in the entire training session on Monday. He is expected to participate in the entire training session on Tuesday, on the eve of the clash.
Moreover, Mauricio Pochettino confirmed yesterday in a press conference that the team will be able to count on Marquinhos to face Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals. The PSG captain missed the quarter-final second leg against Bayern (1-0 defeat) because of an adductor injury suffered in the first leg (3-2 victory).
Pep Guardiola and Mauricio Pochettino will be able to count on two almost complete squads for this summit clash of the Champions League semi-finals.
On the Manchester City side, there are a lot of doubt in the composition, especially because Pep Guardiola makes some surprising choices in each game. In front of Ederson in goal, Walker, Dias, Stones and Cancelo are expected in defense.
In the middle, Rodri would be associated with Gündogan and De Bruyne. The attack team would be composed with Mahrez on the right, Foden on the left and Bernardo Silva in false point.
On the side of Paris Saint-Germain, we should find Keylor Navas in goal. The defensive line should include Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, and Diallo. In front of the defense, we will find the duo Paredes/Gueye and they also join in the attack. Verratti in the axis in support of Mbappé, Di Maria on the right, and Neymar on the left.
Predicted Line-ups and Score:
PSG: Navas, Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo, Paredes, Gueye, Verrati, Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar.
Manchester City: Ederson, Walker, Dias, Stones, Cancelo, Rodri, Gundogan, De Bruyne, Mahrez, Foden, Bernando Silva.
PSG 1-1 Manchester City.
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