Champions League Preview: PSG vs Juventus

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PSG will host Juventus in the Champions League as the French club will seek to wave aside their disappointing elimination from the competition last time.

This is a match to watch as the French giant will host the Italian giant in the prestigious competition Champions League.

It has been a long time since this teams have met and things have changed drastically for both sides.

PSG who switched manager this season after the replaced Mauricio Pochettino with former Lille manager Christophe Galtier.

The French team are firing in the Ligue 1 this season after the have gotten five win and a draw in the league.

PSG will have to get the disappointing elimination from last season tournament to the Champions League holder Real Madrid and focus on leaving the group this time.

Meanwhile, Juventus are unbeaten in the games in Serie A but are couple of points behind Napoli and AC Milan on the league table.

Their defence will certainly need to be at their best on Tuesday if they are to prevent PSG’s star-studded attacking players from running riot at Parc des Princes.

Team News

The French club have almost a fully fit squad to choose from, with only Julian Draxler and Timothee Pembele will be unavailable due to knee injuries.

Former Real Madrid star Sergio Ramos is set to return back to the starting XI with Neymar, Nuno Mendes and Renato Sanches after they all came off the bench during the weekend’s win at Nantes.

Juventus, meanwhile, have several injury issues, which could see them travel without Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Wojciech Szczesny, Marley Ake, Kaio Jorge and Federico Chiesa.

Mattia Perin will continue to deputise for Szczesny in goal as the former Arsenal stopper continues to recover from a sprained ankle, while Leonardo Bonucci could return to the side in order to provide experience at centre-back, with Danilo shifting to right-back.

Angel di Maria was substituted at half-time of his side’s 1-1 draw away to Fiorentina at the weekend, meaning he could miss Tuesday’s clash against his former club. Juan Cuadrado would likely move higher up the pitch in order to provide more defensive stability on that side, with Dusan Vlahovic set to replace Arkadiusz Milik up front despite the Pole opening the scoring on Saturday.

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:

Navas; Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe; Hakimi, Sanches, Verratti, Bernat; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar


Juventus possible starting lineup:

Perin; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer, Sandro; Locatelli, Paredes, McKennie; Cuadrado, Vlahovic, Kostic


PSG 3-1 Juventus



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