PSG travel to Leipzig on Wednesday for a Champions League clash with RB Leipzig. Messi, Mbappe and Neymar are all set to star!
RB Leipzig come into this game in a difficult position, remaining winless and pointless in the 2021-22 Champions League at the midway point in Group A.
However last time the teams met, Leipzig certainly gave PSG a good run for their money. The German side appeared to be travelling back to Germany with a memorable win in the bag at the Parc des Princes, as Nordi Mukiele and Andre Silva cancelled out Kylian Mbappe’s opener, but Lionel Messi struck twice in the second half to ensure a PSG victory.
Previous losses at Manchester City and dismal 2-1 defeat to Club Brugge sees Leipzig sit rock bottom of Group A, and with three group games left to play the Bundesliga side are guaranteed to finish the week in fourth no matter what happens here.
PSG, meanwhile, have been made to work for their recent victory against Ligue 1 side Lille.
After Lille hotshot Jonathan David opened the scoring in the first half, PSG centre-back Marquinhos produced a striker’s finish with a well-taken volley after 74 minutes to draw his side back into the game, and in the last minutes of the contest, Angel Di Maria coolly netted a goal in another somewhat unconvincing win for the French league leaders.
In terms of injuries, Leipzig defensive duo Lukas Klostermann and Marcel Halstenberg are both set to remain sidelined, while Brian Brobbey and Marcelo Saracchi are also doubtful.
For PSG, Pochettino is also set to be without the services of Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti, and Sergio Ramos this week, but Kylian Mbappe is expected to return from an ear infection in time to start.
Look for PSG to beat Leipzig 3-1, as the Parisians possess the firepower needed to record back-to-back wins over an inconsistent Leipzig team.