09/15/2021

On at 06:49

CEST


Lionel messi will play this Wednesday night his first game of Champions League with the PSG, which will foreseeably also mean his debut as a starter since he landed this summer in Paris. At the moment, the Rosario has only played the 22 minutes in his debut against Stade de Reims in Ligue 1. It was on August 29 and he entered by Neymar. So that, Witches will be the stage where the PSG will present to Europe its renewed power, the first staging of the trident composed of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe.

It remains to be seen how the three strikers will position themselves on the pitch, as well as the identity of their companions since the PSG arrives at the appointment with several notable casualties. Verratti did not travel due to discomfort in the left knee, while Gueye and Say Maria are sanctioned. Absences that join those already known from Bernat, Bouquets, Dagba and Kurzawa due to injury. Rafinha stayed in Paris not being enrolled in the Champions.

The technician Mauricio Pochettino affirmed yesterday that he had not yet decided the eleven that he will line up tonight in Belgium, although “it is possible & rdquor; that Messi, Neymar and Mbappé coincide on the field of play. “Chelsea and we, given the names of our squad, may feel like the rivals to beat. But Chelsea is the reigning champion, the team to beat if there is one. They spent more money than us in the summer& rdquor; added Pochettino.

Probable lineups

Witches: Mignolet; Mata, Mechele, Nsoki, Sobiol; Vormer, Rits, Vanaken; Sowah, De Ketelaere and Lang.

PSG: K. Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, A. Diallo; Wijnaldum, Paredes, Herrera; Messi, Mbappé and Neymar.