Julian Draxler will start the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich on Wednesday evening (kick-off at 9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1). A surprise tenure.
The match between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain has not yet started as the first surprises are out. For this quarter-final first leg (kick-off at 9 p.m., to be followed exclusively on RMC Sport 1), Mauricio Pochettino has chosen to align Colin Dagba to the right of the defense in place of Thilo Kehrer.
Draxler as a left winger?
The Argentinian coach from Paris also surprised by opting for Julian Draxler in place of Moise Kean. The German should evolve as a left winger, to support Kylian Mbappé in tip, Neymar in number 10 and Angel Di Maria to the right of the Parisian attack.
A presence in the eleven Parisian which has everything of a surprise, as Draxler serves as a second knife to PSG. And according to our information, the choice of PSG staff to align the German rather than the Italian responds first to physical considerations.
Kean less sharp than Draxler
“Many supporters are surprised by the absence of Kean and the presence of Draxler. The first feedback we have is that the question has been played on a physical aspect. Kean is coming back from the Covid-19. And it was estimated that physically, Draxler could be at 100%, which is not the case for Kean “, explained our journalist Mohamed Bouhafsi in Top of the Foot this Wednesday afternoon, less than two hours suddenly sending the meeting.
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Absent several matches in early March due to the coronavirus, Kean therefore gives way to Draxler for this match. The German will experience his second start of the season in C1 after that against Barcelona in the round of 16 second leg.