In search of a European place, the Stade Rennais welcomes this Sunday (9 p.m.), at the end of the 36th day of Ligue 1, Parisians who must win to return to a point of Lille.
It is a crucial match for the title and the race for Europe. In the obligation to win to return to a point behind the Lille leader, mercilessly with RC Lens on Friday night (3-0), PSG will travel this Sunday (9 p.m.) to the Stade Rennais pitch, at the end of the 36th Ligue 1 day. The Bretons are also aiming for a victory to grab fifth qualifying place for the next Europa League. With three points, they would pass the Sang et Or and the Marseillais, beaten in the afternoon in Saint-Etienne (1-0). Problem: Bruno Genesio is deprived of three holders with the injury of Adrien Truffert, and the suspensions of Eduardo Camavinga and Steven Nzonzi.
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Dagba and Kurzawa on the sides, Draxler in attack
Absences that will allow Lesley Ugochukwu (17) to start a Ligue 1 match for the first time. This young midfielder of Nigerian origin, born in Rennes (nephew of former Rennes defender Onyekachi Apam), was came into play two weeks ago against Dijon (5-1). This time he will be associated with Flavien Tait and Benjamin Bourigeaud. In attack, Martin Terrier is aligned with Jérémy Doku and Serhou Guirassy. Mauricio Pochettino, he is deprived of Marco Verratti, affected in the right knee, but also of Kylian Mbappé, suspended and who treats a contracture in the calf.
Transparent Tuesday during the semi-final return of the Champions League lost against Manchester City (2-0), Mauro Icardi is on the bench. Moise Kean holds. Angel Di Maria and Neymar, who has just extended his contract, will complete the offensive sector, with Julian Draxler. In the middle, Danilo Pereira accompanies Ander Herrera. In the defensive corridors, Colin Dagba and Layvin Kurzawa are preferred to Alessandro Florenzi and Mitchel Bakker.
The composition of Stade Rennais:
Gomis – Traoré, Da Silva, Aguerd, Maouassa – Tait, Ugochukwu, Bourigeaud – Doku, Guirassy, Terrier
Salin, Nyamsi, Dalbert, Soppy, Grenier, Lea Siliki, Del Castillo, Abline
The composition of the PSG:
Navas – Dagba, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa – Pereira, Herrera – Di Maria, Neymar, Draxler – Kean
Rico, Diallo, Florenzi, Bakker, Paredes, Rafinha, Gueye, Icardi, Sarabia