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Messi, Mbappé and Neymar are emerging as starters at PSG

Messi, Mbappé and Neymar are emerging as starters at PSG

There were not too many unknowns for the press conference he gave Mauricio Pochettino prior to the presentation of the Paris Saint-Germain at the Bruges of Belgium for the Champions League. Perhaps only one: if this Wednesday the match will take place on the court for the first time of the Messi-Mbappé-Neymar trident. “Peut-être, oui. Maybe. Maybe. It’s possible,” said the DT as soon as the language crossed his mind and conquered those present.

PSG will make its debut at 16 (ESPN television) in the contest that has haunted it since the Qataris took over the club Parisian and, with the arrivals in this pass market of the Rosario scorer, the Spanish Sergio Ramos, the Moroccan Achraf Hakimi and the Italian Gianluigi Donnaruma, among others, he is more obliged than ever.

“We are a club that has recruited a lot this summer, with big names, but we have yet to manage to become a team like Chelsea did last season. Chelsea is the team to beat (in this Champions League) because it is a team that achieved the objectives, we are a group of players who still have to achieve it “, defined Pochettino before one of the questions, seeking to lighten the weight of the candidate’s nickname worn by the Parisians.

On the side of Messi, who comes from playing the triple qualifying date with the Argentine National Team, this Wednesday would be his debut as a starter at his new club. The Rosario adds only 25 minutes of action for the Parisians since he arrived in early August, after PSG’s 2-0 win over Reims in the French league. As in that match the scorer entered for Neymar, the match on the court of the stellar offensive trio that Pochettino has had not yet occurred. Those who will not be, instead, will be Angel Di María (suspended) and Mauro Icardi (injured).

“We will be judged by what we achieve at the end of the season, we know that very well. PSG has been searching for the dream of the Champions League for many years, the competition that we cannot deny that the club is more excited about it, “explained the coach. as for the main objective of his team, who reached the 2019/20 final (defeat with Bayern Munich) and were eliminated in the semis of the 2020/21 edition (against Manchester City).

Englishmen, precisely, they share a group with the Parisians and They will also make their presentation this Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. (Fox Sports) receiving German Leipzig. “I’m not thinking about PSG right now. My mind is focused on the debut against Leipzig, which as the first will be the most difficult game in the group,” said the Catalan. Josep Guardiola in the previous one, toning down the match on Tuesday 28 in Paris.

Also from 16 o’clock, for Group D, they will play Lautaro Martínez’s Inter and Real Madrid, in a true clash of colossi in Italy (ESPN 2); while simultaneously and by the B, Atlético de Rodrigo De Paul and Angel Correa will host Porto of Portugal (Fox Sports 2) and the English Liverpool will do the same with him Milan (ESPN 3).

The other matches on Wednesday

13.45: Besiktas (Turkey) -Borussia Dortmund (Germany), on ESPN 2.

1:45 pm: Sheriff (Moldova) -Shakthar Donetsk (Ukraine), on Fox Sports.

16.00: Sporting Lisboa (Portugal) -Ajax (Netherlands), by Fox Sports 3.


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