Tuesday’s Group A battle sees PSG attempt to secure their second consecutive victory in the Champions League when they welcome RB Leipzig to the Parc des Princes!
In PSG’s last UEFA Champions League match Lionel Messi secured his first goal for the French side, and it was certainly worth the wait.
After Idrissa Gueye had crashed in a thunderous opener of his own with eight minutes played, Messi combined expertly with Kylian Mbappe in the second half before unleashing an unstoppable effort past Ederson to hand PSG their first European win of the campaign and send them top of the group.
Les Parisiens were held to a frustrating 1-1 draw with Club Brugge on matchday one but prepare for battle – as PSG have claimed a 2-1 win over Ligue 1 high-flyers Angers on Friday, with Danilo Pereira and a late Mbappe penalty cancelling out Angelo Fulgini’s opener.
While PSG’s performances may still be coming under scrutiny they have 10 wins from 12 in all competitions this term, and Pochettino’s side have the look of contenders for continental glory in the Champions League.
The hosts also boast a perfect home record of six wins from six Parc des Princes encounters this term, and incredibly only one of their last 28 group stage games at home has ended in defeat.
In terms of players available, Angel Di Maria is serving the final game of his lengthy European suspension this week, while Sergio Ramos and Keylor Navas remain questionable with injuries but have not been ruled out.
The likes of Messi, Neymar, Leandro Paredes, and Marquinhos are all set to return for this match after PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino was forced to work with a depleted squad for the weekend win over Angers due to late returns from international duty.
PSG 3 – 1 Leipzig
While Leipzig are strong in attack, don’t expect them to net more than a consolation goal in what promises to be an exciting return for PSG’s South American stars! Messi, Neymar, and Leandro Paredes will be well-rested and will need no second invitation to pile more misery on Leipzig!