Follow the action for date 5 of the group stage of the Champions League. This Wednesday, Lionel Messi’s Paris Saint Germain and company visit Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium. Key duel for the first place of Group A. Write down what time they play, the possible formations and where to watch this great game live.
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WHAT TIME DOES CITY – PSG PLAY?
The match between Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain It will start at 5pm at the Etihad Stadium. The main referee will be the Italian Daniele Orsato.
WHERE TO WATCH LIVE CITY – PSG?
The match between City and PSG for Group A of the Champions League can be seen on the ESPN screen. And as usual, you will be able to follow minute by minute by Olé.
HOW DOES THE CITY GET?
Those led by Pep Guardiola come to the duel against PSG after thrashing 3-0 at Everton by date 12 of the Premier League and they are located in the second position of the English championship with 26 points, behind Chelsea, with 29. While in the Champions League, they come from beating Brugge 5 to 1 and were at the top of the zone with 9 points. With a win on Wednesday, the Citizens will secure a spot in the knockout stages.
In the previous match against PSG, the Catalan coach praised the 10 again. “Stop Messi? It will be complicated. If sometimes, when you have the ball, you don’t know what you are going to do, imagine what you can do when you do. Leo is unpredictable so I can’t tell my players how to intuit his intentions. I am delighted to see that he is still playing at this level and it will be a pleasure to meet again on a football field “he stated at the press conference.
Pep Guardiola praised Messi. Reuters / Jason Cairnduff / File Photo
The bad news for Manchester is that they will not be able to count on one of their figures: Kevin De Bruyne. The Belgian midfielder tested positive for coronavirus and he will be out of the courts for two weeks.
HOW DOES THE PSG ARRIVE?
The Parisians come to the duel against City after beating Nantes 3-1 at home for another date in Ligue 1 and Lionel Messi was dispatched with a goal that marked the first in the French tournament.While in the Champions League, they come from equaling 2-2 with Leipzig as a visitor, and they continue to be the only undefeated in the Group. Nevertheless, They are in 2nd place with 8 units.
For this Wednesday’s game, Mauricio Pochettino will have all Argentines available: Lionel Messi, Leandro Paredes, Ángel Di María and Mauro Icardi. In addition, the DT Rosario will be able to count on Kimpembe, who recovered from a hamstring injury in his left thigh, and with Sergio Ramos, who has not yet been able to debut with the team and entered the Parisian squad for the first time for this match.
Sergio Ramos, Lionel Messi and Marco Verratti in PSG training .. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)
Despite the turns of Kimpembe and Ramos, injuries continue to haunt PSG. In a statement, the French club stated that Rafinha the blow to the hip is still being discussed, that Julian Draxler is scheduled to be back in competition in four to five weeks and that Alexandre letellier he will be absent for 10 days due to a muscle problem in the quadriceps.
City: Ederson; Kyle Walker, John Stones, Ruben Dias, João Cancelo; Bernardo Silva, Rodri, Ilkay Gündogan; Raheem Sterling, Gabriel Jesus and Phil Foden.
PSG:Keylor Navas or Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Thilo Kehrer or Presnel Kimpembe, Juan Bernat; Giorgio Wijnaldum or Idrissa Gueye, Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.