Paris Saint-Germain will face off against Club Brugge at the Jan Breydel Stadium on Wednesday night as they look to kick off their UEFA Champions League campaign with a win on the road. The French outfit managed to secure a dominant 4-0 victory over Clermont Foot last weekend, so they will be eager to produce another good display versus the Belgian club in midweek.
Mauricio Pochettino could set his side up in a 4-3-3 formation and might be inclined to make a few changes to his first team for this game in Belgium. Both Lionel Messi and Neymar are expected to get a start in this match as Pochettino looks to revert to his strongest available team later this week.
4-3-3 Paris Saint-Germain Predicted Lineup To Face Club Brugge
Keylar Navas could get a chance to operate in between the sticks for PSG as Pochettino has preferred to use Gianluigi Donnarumma for the Ligue 1 matches so far. Thilo Kehrer is expected to start along with Marquinhos at the heart of the PSG backline in the injury absence of Sergio Ramos. Presnel Kimpembe is a major doubt for this game as well.
Achraf Hakimi will function at right-back while Nuno Mendes looks to catch the eye on the other side as the left-back. Pochettino will ask both of them to get forward and create some inviting opportunities for the front players in the final third.
Layvin Kurzawa won’t be ready in time for this game because of an injury.
The PSG midfield could be comprised of Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum and Danilo Pereira. All three of them would have to be at the top of their game if they are to dominate the battle with the Belgian outfit at the centre of the park.
Idrissa Gueye won’t feature in this match as he is suspended. Pochettino might also have to do without Marco Verratti who is a significant concern ahead of this midweek clash in Europe.
Neymar Jr. will be eager to make a difference from the right flank while Kylian Mbappe focuses on stretching the opposition defence as the right-sided wide player. Lionel Messi will look to weave his magic as PSG’s primary centre-forward.
Angel Di Maria is suspended for this clash but Rafinha should be available for a spot on the bench and might come on to make an impact in the final quarter of the game if needed.