PSG welcomes Nice this Saturday afternoon (5 p.m.) during the 25th day of Ligue 1. Three days before the knockout stages of the Champions League against Barça, Mauricio Pochettino has to do without several frames but records the return of Keylor Navas in the goals of the Parisian team.
Neymar and Angel Di Maria injured, Mauricio Pochettino innovated to constitute his starting XI this Saturday against Nice. Against the Aiglons, the technician from PSG decided to rely on four offensive players but not necessarily those we expected. If Mauro Icardi is well titualire in point, he will not be alone. Rather than a 4-2-3-1 or 4-3-3, his coach chose to associate Moise Kean with him in the axis.
Kylian Mbappé takes place in the left lane. On the other hand, no Pablo Sarabia on the right, Julian Draxler being preferred to the Spaniard. The midfield control is entrusted to the Paredes-Gueye duo.
Always on the side of the good news, Keylor Navas is well on the scoresheet and will find playing time before the European deadlines.
Three days before the knockout stages of the Champions League in Barcelona, Tuesday February 16 (from 9 p.m. live on RMC Sport 1), the duel between Paris and OGC Nice prepares for a final rehearsal for the Ile-de-France club. The last moment to refine the tactics or quite simply to find solutions to compensate for the packages announced by several executives. No surprise on the Nice side where Adrian Ursea will again count on the Saliba-Todibo hinge to contain the assaults of PSG.
Verrati and Rafinha left to rest
Absent from the Parisian group, Marco Verrati and Rafinha will therefore miss this last exit of the Ile-de-France team before the reunion with Lionel Messi, Jordi Alba and others. Still uncertain for the continental meeting, the Italian and the Brazilian will not take advantage of Ligue 1 to ramp up before challenging Sergio Busquets and Frenkie De Jong.
Third provisional in the championship, PSG can seize the lead in the championship in the event of victory against Nice. A way to put pressure on Lyon, which will challenge Montpellier in the evening, and on Lille, which will host Brest this Sunday. Above all, a poor performance of the Ile-de-France against Nice would be a stain before the Champions League.
The composition of the PSG:
Navas – Kehrer, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa – Draxler, Paredes, Gueye, Mbappé – Icardi, Kean.
Rico, Diallo, Florenzi, Bakker, Danilo, Herrera, Simons, Michut, Sarabia
The composition of Nice:
Benitez – Pelmard, Todibo, Saliba, Kamara – Boudaoui, Claude-Maurice, Lees Melou – Rony Lopes, Maolida, Gouiri.
Cardinale, Daniliuc, Nsoki, Bambu, K. Thuram, Schneiderlin, Trouillet, Ndoye, Sellouki
>> Barça-PSG, it’s Tuesday February 16 at 9 p.m. live on RMC Sport 1