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Pereira And Mbappe To Start | 3-4-2-1 Paris Saint-Germain Predicted Lineup Vs Benfica

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Paris Saint-Germain will face off against Benfica at Estádio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica this Wednesday night as they hope to pick up a good result in the UEFA Champions League. The French club managed to secure a 2-1 win over Nice recently, so they will be full of confidence going into this midweek contest in Portugal.

Christophe Galtier will set his side up in a 3-4-2-1 formation and could make a couple of tweaks to his starting XI for this game. Both Danilo Pereira and Kylian Mbappe are expected to play from the start in this clash versus the Portuguese outfit.

3-4-2-1 Paris Saint-Germain Predicted Lineup To Face Benfica

Defence

Gianluigi Donnarumma will play in between the sticks for PSG after shipping in one goal in his last outing. Galtier could name a back three of Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos and Nordi Mukiele as the defensive trio hopes to keep things solid at the back in midweek.

Juan Bernat will provide cover for the defensive positions on the bench.

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Midfield

Danilo Pereira will anchor the midfield for PSG along with Vitinha as they try to give a good account of themselves at the centre of the park. Both of them need to find a way to control the flow of the game and engineer some clear-cut chances for their teammates to win this clash away in Portugal

Nuno Mendes could get a start as the left wing-back while Achraf Hakimi looks to catch the eye on the right flank. Both of them need to be at their best if they are to stop the home side from creating too many chances from the wide areas.

Neymar Jr. and Lionel Messi will focus on making a difference as they operate as the free-flowing, attacking midfielders in the Benfica half.

Renato Sanches and Carlos Soler will have to be content with a place on the bench as they wait for their opportunity to impress in the second half if Galtier decides to call upon their services.

Attack

Kylian Mbappe will spearhead Galtier’s attack on his own up top. The French striker will be PSG’s best hope for a goal in this European match on the road.

Hugo Ekitike will be named on the PSG bench but might come on to make an impact in the latter stages of the contest if the French outfit are in need of a goal by then.

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