The last training carried out by the Parisians, this Thursday evening at the Stade de France, confirmed the return of Marco Verratti to the starting team, which will start against Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue final this Friday evening (9:10 p.m.), which ‘Thomas Tuchel suggested during his pre-match press conference. “Marco has always deserved to play, he’s a player with extraordinary qualities and a great option for tomorrow (Friday),” said the PSG coach after leaving him on the substitutes’ bench against Saint-Etienne (1-0).
The Italian international could be accompanied by Marquinhos in the midfield, if we believe the opposition made at the very end of the session. This would allow Presnel Kimpembe to revive in central defense while on the right Colin Dagba, uncertain due to muscle discomfort, should finally take his place.
Gueye rather than Paredes?
This Coupe de la Ligue final, played at the Stade de France, could mark the return of a three-player midfielder to counter OL’s reinforced midfield. It remains to be seen who will accompany Verratti and Marquinhos? This Thursday evening, Gueye seemed to be holding the rope in front of Paredes.
Finally, with the absence of Kylian Mbappé package after his sprained ankle, the attack should be composed of Di Maria, Icardi and Neymar. Unless Tuchel favors the presence of Pablo Sarabia in anticipation of the quarter-final of the Champions League against Bergamo, on August 12 in Lisbon (Portugal), a match for which Di Maria will be suspended.