Monaco-PSG, line-up: Luis Enrique decides for Mbappé! 2 huge surprises


By: Manu Tournoux

Paris Saint-Germain travels to Monaco this Friday evening for the 24th day of Ligue 1 (9 p.m.). Here is the expected line-up for the capital club.

Sooner or later, when it happens (his departure, editor’s note), we will have to get used to winning without Kylian“. These words from Luis Enrique still resonate, 5 days after the very average outing of the Parisians against Rennes (1-1), the reigning champion presents himself in Monaco for a new test before meeting Real Sociedad in the round of 16 second leg of the League champions, Tuesday.

A question obviously animates the pre-match: what will be the use of Kylian Mbappé during this meeting? Trained at ASM, the Bondy prodigy perceives this match with a particular flavor, considering that this trip to the Rock could be the last of his career. “ When I consider it appropriate for him to play, he will play, when it is not the case, he will not play, as all coaches do with their players. I want maximum competitiveness“. Luis Enrique’s speech is clear.

Who to replace Marquinhos?

Seeing Mbappé start on the bench would be experienced as a little trauma, and it’s a safe bet that Luis Enrique wants to avoid this type of controversy in this important period, despite his habit of surprising his people. Mbappé should even recover his armband in the absence of Marquinhos.

This is precisely the other surprise of the Parisian composition: who will replace the Brazilian? Two options are possible for Luis Enrique. Renew a Danilo-Beraldo hinge which showed its limits against Rennes, or slide Lucas Hernandez into the axis to relaunch Nuno Mendes in the eleven on the left side. No risks will be taken with the young Portuguese, whose return is gradual. The balance tips towards the first possibility.

The expected lineup for PSG : Donnarumma – Hakimi, Danilo, Beraldo, Hernandez – Ruiz, Vitinha, Zaire-Emery – Dembélé, Mbappé, Barcola.

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