This Friday at 21h, PSG receives the LOSC opening the 12th matchday of Ligue 1. Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of the capital club, unveiled the group selected for this meeting.
Messi present in the PSG group to face LOSC
Highly anticipated after its poor performance against Olympique de Marseille, last Sunday at the Stade Vélodrome, Paris Saint-Germain face Jocelyn Gourvennnec’s LOSC tonight. If Neymar and Angel Di Maria are indeed present and able to hold their roles during this meeting, this is not really the case for two other friends of the Parisian quartet, Kylian Mbappé and Lionel Messi. Suffering from an ENT infection, the 22-year-old French international is forfeited for this clash against Mastiffs.
Regarding the six-time Ballon d’Or, he felt muscle discomfort yesterday and did not train with his teammates. However, the PSG coach retained him in the group for the match against the Lille team. Announced uncertain, the former captain of FC Barcelona is therefore finally retained for this poster without knowing whether he will make his entrance on the lawn or not. Real midfield boss of the Paris Saint-Germain, Marco Verratti was hit in the hip and will miss the call for four weeks.
If LOSC are without Sven Botman (injured) and Benjamin André (suspended), Pochettino will also have to compose without Sergio Ramos, Leandro Paredes, Sergio Rico and Achraf Hakimi, suspended after his expulsion at the Velodrome against OM. To the latest news, The Team ensures that Messi could start the match in the position of false 9.
The PSG group for the reception of the LOSC :
Goalkeeper : Navas, Donnarumma, Letellier
Defender : Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo, Kehrer, Mendes, Bernat, Dagba, Bitumazala
Midfielders : Wijnaldum, Danilo, Herrera, Gueye, Rafinha, Dina Ebimbe
Attacker : Icardi, Draxler, Messi, Neymar, Di Maria.