PSG begins the defense of its title this Saturday with a duel against Clermont. It will be without its star Kylian Mbappé.
Christophe Galtier’s PSG begins its new Ligue 1 campaign this Saturday. A week after winning the Champions Trophy, by beating Nantes to Tel Aviv (4-0)the team from the capital will try to perform as well on the ground of Clermont Foot. On paper, the duel seems particularly unbalanced. What will it be on the ground?
PSG must compose without Mbappé
From what it has shown during its preparation phase, the team from the capital seems to be armed to once again fly over the debates on the domestic scene. For this, however, she will have to respect her opponents and show the same investment in each match.. It will be the role of the trainer to maintain this level of requirement over a whole year. And it starts this Saturday on the occasion of this visit to the Stade Gabriel Montpied.
Against the Clermontois, Paris will not be able to count on Kylian Mbappé. The best player of the last French championship had to forfeit this game because of a problem with adductors. It’s unfortunate, but PSG has the means to overcome this defection. We saw it during the last match where the Ile-de-France players played in front. Lionel Messi and Neymar, the two other members of the MNM, are already running at full speed. The duo will be keen to show that the disappointing last season is over and that they have come back with much more desire and determination this season.
The probable compositions:
Clermont: Mor. Diaw; Ogier, Wieteska, Seidu, Borges; J. Gastien, Gonalons – Khaoui, Rashani, Dossou; Andric.
PSG: Donnarumma; Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe; Verratti, Vitinha, Hakimi, Nuno Mendes; Messi, Sarabia, Neymar.
Where to follow the match?
The match between Clermont Foot and PSG, counting for the 1st day of Ligue 1, will be to follow on Canal + Décalé, from 9 p.m. It will also be possible to watch it on the group’s streaming platform, MyCanal.