Lionel Messi’s PSG to start title defense by visiting Clermont in Ligue 1: time, TV and lineups

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The team from the capital will try to start the local tournament with the right foot. From 4 p.m. on ESPN

PSG began defending the title after starting the season with the Trophee des Champions (REUTERS / Ammar Awad).
PSG began defending the title after starting the season with the Trophee des Champions (REUTERS / Ammar Awad).

After Lyon’s 2-1 win over Ajaccio, the first day of Ligue 1 continues with two commitments. The highlight of the day will take place here. Stade Gabriel Montpiedwhere Clermont will host the current champion of the tournament, Lionel Messi, and the company’s Paris Saint-Germain. With TV from 16:00 ESPN.

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visit, which He started the season with the right foot by beating Nantes 4-0 in the Tropheé des Champions final. It was completely re-established after Luis Campos took over as the club’s new coach and Christophe Galtier was appointed to replace Argentina’s Mauricio Pochettino to replace the coach diver.

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PSG will lose weight in the constellation because Kylian Mbappé has been excluded from a distress call product in both adductors. The striker of the French national team will undergo tests in the next few hours to confirm the extent of his injury. Thanks to this, his offensive vacant place will be occupied by Pablo Sarabia, who will be accompanied by Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar.

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In the pre-season, the new coach used another plan in which the presence of three defenders (Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe) and Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes as midfielders stood out. The center of the field will be split between Italian Marco Verratti and Portuguese Vitinha (one of the additions), with Gianluigi Donnarumma defeating Costa Rican Keylor Navas to become the starting goalkeeper.

The team from the French capital also wants to reduce their roster and made a list of consumables that were excluded from the roster list: Ander Herrera, Kurzawa, Julian Draxler, Rafinha, Thilo Kehrer, Georginio Wijnaldum (finally went to Rome). ). Idrissa Guaye (close to Everton) and Mauro Icardi are also not seen (European press says he was taken into the game due to some personal issues).

In addition to Wijnaldum, PSG sold goalkeepers Alphonse Areola (West Ham) and Marcin Bulka (Nice) and released Ángel Di María (signed with Juventus). In return, he exercised Nuno Mendes’ buy option, bought the passes of midfielders Vitinha and Renato Sanches, and took out striker Hugo Ekitiké’s loan.

Clermont, on the other hand, has a completely different budget than its rival. He has been in the top category of French football for the first time in its history last season, and his main goal will be to perpetuate something he had achieved through long suffering when he finished 17th in the previous tournament.

Possible occurrences:

Clermont: Mory Diaw; Alidu Seidu, Mateusz Wieteska, Florent Ogier, Neto Borges; Maxime Gonalons, Johan Gastien; Jim Allevinah, Saif-Eddine Khaoui, Elbasan Rashani; Komnen Andric. DT: Pascal Gastian.

PSG: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe; Achraf Hakimi, Marco Verratti, Vitinha, Nuno Mendes; Lionel Messi, Pablo Sarabia and Neymar. DT: Christophe Galtier.

Stadium: Stade Gabriel Montpied

Hour: 16

TV: ESPN

Positions table:

Source: Info Bae

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