Champions League: Messi’s PSG beats Guardiola’s City

The Argentine crack Lionel messi, already recovered from his physical discomfort and in the starting eleven, leads the offensive strings of PSG, which already wins 1-0 at the Parc des Princes to Manchester City technically commanded by an old acquaintance of his, the Spaniard Pep Guardiola. The match, for the group stage of the Champions League, it can be followed live on ESPN.

The Rosario star, who had missed the last two games of the Parisian team due to injury, will be in the attack together with the French Kylian Mbappé and the Brazilian Neymar, a spectacular trident that was not displayed in all its splendor in the debut of the competition, when it equaled 1-1 with Bruges of Belgium.

The Argentine Mauricio Pochettino prepared changes in his formation, among them the departure of the costarrience goalkeeper Keylor Navas, who remains on the bench for the Italian Gianluigi Donnarumma to enter. In the center of the field, another Italian returns, Marco Verratti, absent since the beginning of September due to an injury, who will be backed by the Spanish Ander Herrera and the Senegalese Idrissa Gueye.

The duel, Messi’s first with the PSG shirt in the Parque de los Príncipes for the Champions League, will be the reunion of the Argentine with Pep Guardiola, current City manager, who was his coach between 2008 and 2012 at Barcelona.

The Spanish coach, fFinalist of the last edition after eliminating PSG in the semifinals, introduces two changes with respect to the eleven that last weekend was imposed on Chelsea: Raheem Sterling and Riyaz Mahrez will be in the attack alongside the star, Jack Grealish, replacing Phil Foden and Grabriel Jesús. In defense, Guardiola once again bet on the pair formed by Rubén Dias and Aymeric Laporte, which leaves John Stones and Ferran Torres on the bench. In the center of the field, the Spanish Rodri appears next to the Portuguese Bernardo Silva and the Belgian Kevin de Bruyne.

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The day includes more attractive matches, such as the one they play simultaneously Milan against Atlético Madrid led by Argentine Diego Simeone. For his part, the eternal candidate and maximum winner of the Champions League, Real Madrid, will receive the surprising Sheriff of Moldavia, in the group C leader duel.

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