On the eve of the quarterfinal first leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich, PSG has just unveiled the group of Mauricio Pochettino. And the least we can say is that the coach of Paris Saint-Germain will have to deal with significant absences.
Verratti, Icardi, Florenzi, Kurzawa and Paredes absent
Via its official website, Paris Saint-Germain has made public the list of 23 players selected by Mauricio Pochettino to go against Bayern Munich Wednesday night at the Allianz Arena. For this European clash, the Argentine coach will have to do without the services of Layvin Kurzawa for his calf pain. Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi are also absent from the Parisian group because of Covid-19. Mauro Icardi and Juan Bernat are still under treatment and will miss the trip to Germany.
The midfielder Leandro Paredes is suspended for this first leg. Neymar, on the other hand, is in Pochettino‘s squad. In addition, Thomas Tuchel‘s successor has integrated the young Ismaël Gharbi (attacking midfielder), Abdoulaye Kamara (central defender) and Kenny Nagera (striker).
Goalkeepers: Navas, Rico, Letellier Defenders: Bakker, Marquinhos, Diallo, Pembélé, Kimpembe, Dagba, Kehrer Midfielders: Rafinha, Herrera, Gueye, Danilo, Gharbi, Kamara, Sarabia, Draxler, Di Maria, Neymar Attackers: Mbappé, Kean, Nagera.
PSG’s probable line-up against Bayern
After their defeat against LOSC in Ligue 1, Paris SG will have to show another face in the Champions League as they have done this season. But with many injuries in the Parisian ranks, the daily newspapers L’Équipe and the Parisien announced this Tuesday that Pochettino could opt for a more defensive team in a 4-3-3 with one or two low points. In attack, the young Moise Kean could be preferred to Angel Di Maria to accompany Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The probable composition of PSG: Navas – Kehrer (or Dagba), Marquinhos (c.), Kimpembe, Diallo – Danilo Pereira, Rafinha (or Herrera), Gueye – Kean, Neymar, Mbappe.