PSG face Bayern in Munich this Wednesday evening in the quarter-finals of the Champions League. With two unexpected elements in the starting XI.
It is the chef’s surprise concocted by Mauricio Pochettino for this Champions League quarter-final first leg between the Bayern and the PSG. Exit Moïse Kean from the starting eleven, exit also a Thilo Kehrer appeared in great difficulty last weekend in front of Losc in the league. For this remake of the final of the 2019-2020 edition, the Argentinian technician has made strong choices.
As for the German side, the logical alternative is heard: it is Colin Dagba, who thus completes a defensive line also made up of Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe and Abdou Diallo. If the Danilo Pereira-Idrissa Gueye hinge is indeed out of recovery, the biggest upheaval in the composition of the Parisian team occurs in the offensive sector.
The Draxler card
No necessarily densification of the midfield via an appeal to Ander Herrera or Rafinha to face the formidable tandem Joshua Kimmich-Leon Goretzka, but the Julian Draxler option retained to support Neymar and Angel Di Maria at the forefront. The tip of the attack being promised to Kylian Mbappé. A hell of a game of poker from the former Tottenham strategist. To see if it can pay off.
PSG’s starting lineup against Bayern: Navas – Dagba, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo – Gueye, Danilo – Draxler, Neymar, Di Maria – Mbappé.