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Draxler To Start, Rafinha On The Bench | 4-3-3 Paris Saint-Germain Predicted Lineup Vs Manchester City

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Paris Saint-Germain will welcome Manchester City at Parc des Princes on Tuesday night as they look to pick up maximum points in front of their home fans. The French outfit managed to secure an impressive 2-0 victory over Montpellier last weekend, so they will be confident about emerging victorious in this highly-anticipated midweek European clash.

Mauricio Pochettino will opt for a 4-3-3 formation and is expected to make one tweak to his first XI for this game. The Argentine head coach will be sweating on the fitness of Lionel Messi, who is a major doubt because of bone bruising which could rule him out of this encounter.

4-3-3 Paris Saint-Germain Predicted Lineup To Face Manchester City

Defence

Keylar Navas will feature in between the sticks for PSG after he earned a clean sheet in his last league outing. Marquinhos will function along with Presnel Kimpembe at the centre of Pochettino’s defence as they try to keep the Man City attackers at bay this Tuesday night.

Achraf Hakimi will get the nod to play at right-back while Abdou Diallo hopes to impress on the other side as the left-back. Pochettino will ask both of them to keep a solid defensive shape at the back and also make a few overlapping runs out on the wide areas.

Nuno Mendes will be available for selection on the bench as he offers cover for the left-back position.

Paris Saint-Germain Predicted Lineup Vs Manchester City (Paris Saint-Germain's Kylian Mbappe is seen in the picture)
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Midfield

Ilkay Gundogan, Leandro Paredes and Ander Herrera will make up the PSG midfield. Their main focus would be to stop the opposition from dominating possession and getting a stranglehold at the centre of the park.

Georginio Wijnaldum and Rafinha will have to settle for a place on the bench and might come on to influence the game in the second half if required.

Attack

Neymar Jr. will be looking to weave his magic down the left flank while Julian Draxler gets a rare chance to catch the eye on the right. As mentioned earlier, Lionel Messi is a significant concern ahead of this match, so only time will tell whether he can recover in time to face Man City.

Kylian Mbappe will lead the line for Mauricio Pochettino’s side down the middle. The French striker will be eager to get his name on the scoresheet after failing to register a goal last weekend. Mauro Icardi will be named on the bench as he waits for his chance to make an impact in the latter stages if Pochettino opts to call upon his services.

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