Paris Saint-Germain will be looking for their first win in four games when they host AS Monaco in the Ligue 1 action at Parc des Princes, in Paris, on Sunday night (IST).
What competition it is? Ligue 1
Teams: Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco
Kick Off: Monday 22 April
Match Timing: 12:30 AM (IST)
Where the game is played? Parc des Princes (47,929)
The once indomitable, all invincible Paris Saint-Germain are now looking a mere shadow of the team which was backed to end the league campaign unbeaten.
Not only that, Paris Saint-Germain threw away a golden chance to win the league title in record time after going on a three-game winless run which reads as follows: a 2-2 draw against Strasbourg, a 5-1 loss against Lille and the 3-2 defeat versus Nantes in the last match.
There is no danger of bottling the league as PSG sit a huge 17 points adrift of Lille in second place. But a reaction is needed from the champions whose pride was broken to many pieces by the 5-1 humbling at the hand of Lille.
“This is not the time to focus on Lille’s result but to focus on ourselves. I expect a reaction from us against Monaco, a full match in which we show a mentality in line with our ambitions,” Tuchel was quoted as saying ahead of the match.
“Sunday it will be absolutely necessary to show our hunger to win and show we can play as a team. This is the only challenge that drives us.”
The last time PSG failed to win three games in a row was in 2016, so this is some trend PSG have broken here. But you have to go all the way back to 2012 when the Parisians failed to win in the four games.
But PSG are aiming for the ultimate glory in Ligue 1 while the same can't be said about the 2016-17 champions Monaco. For they are still in the relegation zone.
Recent form (Last six matches)
Paris Saint-Germain – W W W D L L
Monaco – D D W L D D
MON vs PSG Dream11 TEAM NEWS: Injuries and Suspensions
Paris Saint-Germain vs Monaco Team News:
Injured – Tuchel confirmed that he will be without Thomas Meunier and Thiago Silva for the home clash against Monaco.
Suspended – None.
Questionable – On the plus side, Tuchel said that he could welcome back the likes of Neymar, Edinson Cavani Angel Di Maria, Marquinhos and Julian Draxler to his matchday squad.
On Neymar, Tuchel said, “He has been working hard, with a good mindset. We could get him back as soon as tomorrow”. (Monaco clash).
Note: Marco Verratti and Juan Bernat are set to grace the field after missing the action last weekend through suspension.
Kylian Mbappe should come back to the side after given a rest in midweek.
Key Players – Kylian Mbappe, Marco Verratti
Injured – As for Monaco, the injury list remains big. Jordi Mboula, Almamy Toure, Pietro Pellegri will all be missing the match through their respective injuries.
While Stevan Jovetic has been ruled out for the rest of the season following a knee ligament injury.
Suspended – Full-back Djibril Sidibé is banned following the accumulation of yellow cards.
Questionable – Georges-Kevin Nkoudou is lacking the match fitness and may not be involved here.
Note: Kamil Glik is back to full fitness and should partner Jemerson at the heart of the defence.
Benjamin Henrichs should replace Sidibe at the right-back, while Radamel Falcao is expected to start here after coming off the bench in the last match.
Key Players – Radamel Falcao, Cesc Fabregas
MON vs PSG Dream11 Playing 11 – (Probable) –
Paris Saint-Germain– Buffon (GK), Bernat, Kimpembe, Kehrer, Alves, Kurzawa, Draxler, Verratti, Maria, Mbappe, Choupo-Moting
Monaco– Subasic (GK), Henrichs, Mukinayi / Kamil Glik, Jemerson, Ballo-Toure, Fabregas, Silva, Martins, Golovin, Lopes, Falcao
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Paris Saint-Germain need a reaction and we see them do just that. A win for the Parisians is our call.
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