PSG – Nantes: probable line-ups


By: Manu Tournoux

At the Parc des Princes, this Saturday evening, Paris Saint-Germain, leader of the championship and with seven consecutive victories in L1, hosts FC Nantes of Jocelyn Gourvennec, winner of OGC Nice last weekend. Determined to build confidence before crossing swords with Borussia Dortmund next Wednesday, the Parisians will also have the opportunity to consolidate their first place. For this tricky encounter against the ninth in the French football elite, Luis Enrique, who will be able to count on the returns of Marquinhos and Warren Zaire-Emery, should line up a 4-3-3.

Suspended after his red card received against Le Havre, Gianluigi Donnarumma will give way to Arnau Tenas in the Ile-de-France cages. Ahead of the 22-year-old Spaniard, Achraf Hakimi, Danilo, Milan Skriniar and Lucas Hernandez should form the Parisian rearguard. In midfield, WZE, just recovered, could start this meeting on the bench. From then on, Vitinha and Kang-In Lee were approached to accompany Manuel Ugarte. Up front, Ousmane Dembélé, suspended against the Marsupiaux, is logically expected alongside Kylian Mbappé and Marco Asensio, aligned in the position of a false number 9.

Asensio from the start, WZE on the bench?

With this in mind, Randal Kolo Muani, Gonçalo Ramos and Bradley Barcola would then be substitutes at kick-off. Concerning FC Nantes, buoyed by its victory against OGC Nice and now led by Jocelyn Gourvennec, the starting lineup should be closer to that lined up against the Aiglons. The last bastion of the Nantes 4-3-3, Alban Lafont will be responsible for stopping the Parisian offensives. In defense, Quentin Merlin is announced to return to the left-back position and would thus start alongside Jean-Charles Castelletto, Eray Ervin Cömert and Marcus Coco. In midfield, the new Canaries coach could trust a trio composed of Moussa Sissoko, Samuel Moutoussamy and the 26-year-old Brazilian Douglas Augusto.

Finally, to try to strike a big blow in Paris, Florent Mollet, sole scorer against the Gym, should start and be associated with Moses Simon and Mostafa Mohamed, starting up front. While waiting to know the official compositions, Luis Enrique, in any case, recalled the decisive nature of this meeting. “Against us, teams are used to changing. Tomorrow’s scenario may be more open, but that in no way changes our objective. We must be ready to fight against any system, with more or less pressure. It’s important to have a great match at home, to be superior up front, to play at a good level to prepare for the Dortmund match.”, assured the Spanish technician at a press conference on Friday. Response from 9 p.m.…

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