The composition of PSG: no Mbappé but Zaire-Emery holder!
Donnarumma – Ramos, Marquinhos, Danilo – Mukiele, Vitinha, Zaire-Emery, Bernat – Neymar, Messi, Ekitike.
After Lloris, Mandanda announces his international retirement
As a reminder, the Breton doorman Steve Mandanda (35 selections) confirmed the end of his international career at 37 years old. “We talked about it with Hugo (Lloris), we came to the same decision. Me it happens logically, I lived many seasons, I am also older. It was the moment, it was normal to stop”, he said on Saturday.
He notably won the title of world champion in 2018 and participated in the epic until the final at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The good numbers of Stade Rennais at home
But the Rouge et Noir have the stats on their side: they have beaten PSG on their last three visits to Roazhon Park in Ligue 1. In fact, Rennes have even beaten PSG more times (five) than any other side. since the acquisition of the club by Qatar. Will this be enough to thwart the plans of the MNM?
Rennes wants to get closer to the podium
After a series of 17 matches without defeats, the Bretons have just lost two of their last three matches in L1, allowing the Olympians, third, to take a 7 point lead overall.
The setback in Auvergne is expensive for Stade Rennais, which receives PSG without Omari and Bourigeaud, suspended after their red card received in Clermont. To which are added the injuries of Terrier, Santamaria and Xeka.
Paris must regain automation
One month before the match against Bayern Munich for the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League, PSG must find their game and win in technical accuracy. “It’s been two months, since November 13 against Auxerre (5-0), that our workforce has been dispersed, recalled Christophe Galtier at a press conference. The automatisms of the selection caused our automatisms to be somewhat forgotten”.
But the technician will have to do without Presnel Kimpembe and Marco Verratti this evening, still recovering.
The expected Mbappé-Messi connection
Almost months after a hat-trick from the French and a double from the Argentinian in the Qatari World Cup final, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi will walk the lawn in the same colors. After the World Cup, the Parisian number 7 offered victory to PSG against Strasbourg (2-1). The “Pulga” found PSG last Wednesday against Angers (2-0) by scoring a goal for his return to the Parc des Princes.
This is the great return of the magic trio of PSG
Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé: the trio is back, two months later. Meanwhile, there was a World Cup with great disappointment for the Brazilian, a coronation for the Argentinian and frustration for the Frenchman.
Kick-off at 8:45 p.m. for Rennes-PSG
The 19th day of Ligue 1 ends this Sunday with a match between Rennes and PSG, at Roazhon Park. Kick off at 8:45 p.m. in Brittany.
Beaten by Lens, the Parisians had been able to bounce back. First in the 32nd final of the Coupe de France, beating Châteauroux. Then against Angers in the league. Since the announcement of the long absence of Martin Terrier, it is harder for the Rennais, beaten in Clermont during the last day.
PSG are currently leaders with three points ahead of Lens, Rennes are fifth behind Monaco.
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