Monaco are unbeaten in their last eight home Ligue 1 games (W5 D3), their best run since December 2017-August 2018 (13). Will the hosts be able to keep that run going tonight by thwarting Mbappe & co?
After winning last time out at home to Rennes 3-0, PSG boss Thomas Tuchel makes a few changes due to new injury concerns. Star forward Mbappe returns on the right after playing for France in mid-week whilst Kean also starts despite skipping international duty due to a slight knock. With a long list of injuries for the away side and despite a lengthy trip back from his native Argentina just a few days ago – Di Maria starts on the left wing tonight. Rafinha and Dagba also grab rare starts as Neymar is only fit enough to make the bench.
Monaco boss Niko Kovac opts for a surprising and very youthful line-up with his side struggling for their strongest XI due to injury concerns. Goalkeeper Benjamin Lecomte is out until next year so former Reading and Sunderland shot stopper Mannone starts in goal whilst Wissam Ben Yedder returned a positive COVID-19 test whilst on international duty in mid-week. Ruben Aguilar misses out through suspension so 18-year-old Matsima fills in at right-back. There’s also starts upfront for the experienced Volland and exciting prospect Geubbels.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN SUBS: Sergio Rico, Marquinhos, Alessandro Florenzi, Mitchel Bakker, Timothee Pembele, Leandro Paredes, Kays Ruiz-Atil, Bandiouguo Fadiga, Neymar.
PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN (4-3-3): Keylor Navas; Colin Dagba, Presnel Kimpembe, Abdou Diallo, Layvin Kurzawa; Pablo Sarabia, Danilo Pereira, Rafinha; Kylian Mbappe, Moise Kean, Angel Di Maria.
MONACO SUBS: Radoslaw Majecki, Guillermo Maripan, Caio Henrique, Strahinja Pavlovic, Cesc Fabregas, Florentino Luis, Eliot Matazo, Stevan Jovetic, Enzo Millot.
MONACO (4-4-2): Vito Mannone; Chrislain Matsima, Axel Disasi, Benoit Badiashile, Fode Ballo-Toure; Sofiane Diop, Aurelin Tchouameni, Youssouf Fofana, Gelson Martins; Kevin Volland, Willem Geubbels.
After the latest international break, domestic football resumes in France with this heavyweight clash between two of the country’s most prestigious outfits. Monaco come into this fixture sat in sixth spot in the standings whilst visitors PSG currently sit atop of the Ligue 1 table with 8 wins from ten matches.
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