Date: 25 November 2021
Time: 01:30 AM
Venue: Etihad Stadium
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In-form Man City lock horns with PSG on Wednesday evening in a blockbuster Champions League clash. Both teams are the front-runners to advance to the knockout stages of the Champions League from Group A. The clash between Man City and PSG is a very important game as both the teams will look to seal the top spot in Group A. Mauricio Pochettino's side beat the Blues 2-0 earlier in the group stage. However, PSG's recent performances in this competition have not been up to mark, which has pushed them to second place. They need a victory to reclaim top spot.
Manchester City attacking midfielder Kevin de Bruyne tested positive for Covid-19 after his return from international duty. The Belgian will isolate for 10 days and will miss this match. In addition, Liam Delap and Ferran Torres are absent.
Gianluigi Donnarumma was not available for the last match with Nantes due to gastroenteritis, and he is a major doubt for this match. Julian Draxler and Rafinha will also miss the match.
Manchester City have been in good form recently. They claimed a comfortable 3-0 victory over Everton on Sunday to move within touching distance of Premier League leaders Chelsea. However, the home side have some key attackers missing with Kevin de Bruyne and Ferran Torres out of this match. Either one Sterling or Phil Foden is likely to start here alongside Mahrez and Jesus in attack.
Manchester City have a one point lead over second-placed PSG. City lost the reverse fixture 2-0 and they'll be eager to make amends here. Meanwhile, PSG have assembled one of the strongest squads in the world with the presence of world-class players like Neymar, Mbappe, Messi, Hakimi, Marquinhos, Verratti and Donnarumma.
This contest will witness some high-quality attack from both of the teams. PSG look very strong but City also possess the tools which can pose danger to the PSG defence. Given the recent performance of both the teams, it is likely that this match will feature plenty of goals. As a result, attackers from both the teams like Mbappe, Messi, Mahrez, Sterling/ Foden, Neymar and Jesus will be the best choices for captain and vice-captain.
Probable Playing 11
Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Silva, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden/ Sterling
Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Verratti, Gueye, Wijnaldum; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar
Defenders: Hakimi, Marquinhos, Stones, Laporte
Midfielders: Mahrez, B. Silva, Gundogan, Wijnaldum, Neymar
Strikers: Mbappe, Messi, Sterling/Foden, Jesus
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