Deprived of several players, Mauricio Pochettino decided to line up a 4-2-3-1 with Colin Dagba and Julian Draxler against Bayern Munich, in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League (9 p.m., live and exclusively on RMC Sport 1). Opposite, Niklas Süle is preferred in central defense to Jérôme Boateng, and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting occupies the tip of the attack.
In the absence of Marco Verratti, Alessandro Florenzi (Covid-19), Laywin Kurzawa, Juan Bernat, Mauro Icardi (injury) and Leandro Paredes (suspended), Mauricio Pochettino chose to line up a 4-2-3-1 for the quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich which will take place at the Allianz Arena this Wednesday evening (kick-off at 9 p.m., exclusively on RMC Sport 1).
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To the right of the defense, the Argentine coach of PSG preferred Colin Dagba to Thilo Kehrer, while Danilo Pereira and Idrissa Gueye will form the double pivot in front of the defense. It remains to be seen how the Parisian offensive animation will materialize. Julian Draxler will evolve on the left with Neymar in number 10 and Kylian Mbappé in tip. Angel Di Maria is also present, Moise Kean is therefore relegated to the bench.
On the Bavarian side, Hansi Flick also has to deal with several important absences (Lewandowski, Gnabry, Tolisso, Douglas Costa). The German coach has chosen to start the former Parisian Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting at the forefront of the attack, supported by Thomas Müller and wingers Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sané.
In defense, Lucas Hernandez was preferred to Canadian Alphonso Davies, while Jérôme Boateng will start the game on the substitutes’ bench. Niklas Süle, who replaced Boateng after 25 minutes in the C1 final between Bayern and PSG last August, will start this quarter-final first leg.
The starting teams:
Bayern’s lineup: Neuer – Pavard, Süle, Alaba, Hernandez – Goretzka, Kimmich – Sané, Müller, Coman – Choupo-Moting.
Replacements: Nübel, Martinez, Boateng, Davies, Sarr, Nianzou, Musiala.
The composition of the PSG: Navas – Dagba, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo – Gueye, Danilo – Di Maria, Neymar, Draxler – Mbappé.
Alternates: Rico, Letellier, Kehrer, Rafinha, Kean, Sarabia, Herrera, Bakker, Pembélé, Gharbi, Nagera, Kamara.