PSG vs Marseille : PSG have the Ligue 1 title all but won, they approach Sunday’s fixture against Marseille determined to overcome their great rivals at Parc des Princes.
PSG vs Marseille
French Ligue 1
Place: Parc Des Princes – Paris, FRA
Time: 4:00PM ET
PSG vs Marseille Live Stream
Neymar continues to miss out while doubts circulate over whether Edinson Cavani will play. He was given a few minutes of the 3-1 Champions League defeat against Manchester United but missed the squad to play Dijon and has not been selected for international duty with Uruguay either.
Julian Draxler is also a doubt after missing out in midweek but young defender Stanley N’Soki made the bench.
Dani Alves is back after a ban but Adrien Rabiot has been suspended by the club for two weeks and will not feature.
Possible PSG starting XI: Buffon; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Verratti, Bernat; Di Maria, Cavani, Mbappe
Marseille are boosted by the return of Jordan Amavi after a two-match suspension.
OM do not have any injury worries in their ranks at all and are likely to approach this encounter with the 4-4-2 formation that head coach Rudi Garcia has enjoyed terrific success with of late – even if it means leaving out previously key players like Luiz Gustavo and Adil Rami.
Possible Marseille starting XI: Mandanda; Sarr, Caleta-Car, Kamara, Sakai; Thauvin, Sanson, Lopez, Ocampos; Balotelli, Germain
PSG vs Marseille : Match Preview
The weight of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League exit to Manchester United less than two weeks ago is unlikely to move from the shoulders of the players for many months, but they have made a positive stride back towards normality thanks to a 4-0 win over Dijon on Tuesday.
It was a game that they eased through, with Marquinhos’ early header paving the way for Kylian Mbappe to slide home a second before the break. Angel Di Maria’s fine free kick represented their third while a late effort from Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, his second of the season, completed the rout.
PSG’s main supporter groups boycotted the match, unhappy with the limp manner of the team’s European exit, but head coach Thomas Tuchel has urged them to get behind the team ahead of the weekend.
“We have talked a lot. I was very calm and convinced that we would be capable of starting over. We played well, scored four goals and created lots of chances. It was a first step towards showing that we could react like champions.”