Thomas Tuchel decided, the PSG coach decided to do without Mauro Icardi at the kickoff against Leipzig.
The PSG will not be carried away by his “Fantastic 4” at the kickoff of the semi-final of the Champions League against Leipzig, this Tuesday (9 pm) in Lisbon. As revealed by L’Equipe and RMC at 2 and a half hours from kick-off, Thomas Tuchel has decided to relegate Mauro Icardi to the bench, the Argentine striker having been transparent during the two national cup finals and during the quarter against Atalanta.
Kylian Mbappé, author of a thunderous entry into play against the formation of Bergamo, and Angel Di Maria, suspended during this previous meeting, therefore form the offensive trio of Parisians alongside Neymar. The Brazilian prodigy should again evolve full axis against the Roten Bullen. Not in the heart of a 4-2-3-1 as initially announced, but in a 4-3-1-2 as against Atalanta.
In the midfield, in the absence ofIdrissa Gueye and with a Marco veratti too fair to start, Leandro Paredes and Ander Herrera evolve as runners in front of Marquinhos. The defensive line remains unchanged while Sergio Rico obviously compensates for Keylor Navas’ package.
The starting eleven: Rico – Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Paredes, Marquinhos, Herrera – Di María, Mbappe, Neymar.
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