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With Messi, PSG visit Guardiola’s City: time and TV

This Wednesday the fifth date of the UEFA Champions League group stage closes with several high-voltage matches. The main dish of the day will be the duel between Lionel Messi’s PSG and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium starting at 17.00 (ESPN).

At the moment, those who lead Group B of the European competition are the Citiziens with 9 units. They are followed by the Parisians with 8 and more behind, Bruges and Leipzig, with 4 and 1 points respectively. The team that wins this afternoon’s game will automatically qualify for the knockout stages of the Champions League, while the other must wait until the last date.

PSG comes at a good time. Last weekend they defeated Nantes 3-1 with a goal from Messi, which marked their first goal in Ligue 1. The Argentine star will be forming the classic offensive trident with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, with whom he is seen having more and more chemistry after a start that made one doubt whether the three superstars could share a team.

The other great news for Mauricio Pochettino’s team is that, for the first time since his arrival at the club, Sergio Ramos is on the squad and could make his official debut. The last game played by the Spanish defender was on May 5 in the second leg of the Champions League that Real Madrid lost 2-0 to Chelsea at Stamford Bridge.

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Messi's PSG visits Manchester City for a place in the Champions League round of 16.

Messi’s PSG visits Manchester City for a place in the Champions League round of 16.

Regarding Manchester City, the absence of Kevin de Bruyne stands out. The Belgian midfielder tested positive for Covid-19 five days ago and will be Guardiola’s most important casualty. Everything seems to indicate that his place will be taken by Jack Grealish, who recovered from a muscular discomfort that left him out of the last Citizens game.

In the first round, PSG won 2-0 against City in the Parc des Princes with a goal from Lionel Messi, his first with the Parisian shirt. Beyond the result, the English were seen much better in the game. Neither team wants to reach the last day of the group stage with doubts, so a high-flying match is expected in the city of Manchester.

Manchester City – PSG:

Possible formation of Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancello; Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Jack Grealish, Phil Foden, Sterling.

Possible formation of PSG: Keylor Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Marco Verratti, Gueye, Wijnaldum; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé, Neymar.

Stadium: Etihad Stadium (Manchester).

Hour: 17.00.

TV: ESPN.

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