Lionel Messi’s PSG will debut in the Champions League at home against Juventus: time, TV and formations

PSG and Juventus will start their way in the most important tournament in Europe at club level (Reuters)

Christophe Galtier and the trident “MNM” begin their journey in the Champions League and they will star in one of the most interesting matches of the first date of the tournament by receiving in the Parc des Princes the Juventus by Massimiliano Allegri.

Messi, Neymar, Mbappe and company will have their first big test of the season against the Italian team, which will say present in Paris without Angel Di Maria, who suffered a discomfort in the adductor of the left thigh, and for this reason will be away from the playing fields for at least 10 days.

The one who did enter the call, however, is the Argentine midfielder Leandro Paredes. The 28-year-old footballer will meet up with his teammates a week after his departure from the club was agreed.

“We want to start this competition with this magnificent match”assured this Tuesday the Parisian coach, Christophe Galtier, at the press conference prior to the meeting at the Parc des Princes in Paris.

With his arrival at the institution, the arrival of a new sports management and a very active market, PSG will go again in search of their maximum goal after repeated failures in the queen event, beyond being a finalist in 2020 and a semifinalist in 2021.

The visit of Juventus, the most feared rival on paper in Group H, is an important test to get closer to qualifying for the round of 16, where the Parisians have always reached since 2013. But in terms of image, a bad result would cast shadows for the start of those responsible for the sports sector.

Messi and Neymar, who were unable to demonstrate their full level in the last edition, have started the season highly motivated ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar (November 20-December 18), while Kylian Mbappeafter extending his contract with the entity, maintains the trail of last season (at the top of the Ligue 1 scorers’ table with seven goals, tied with Neymar).

PSG is counting on them to tame the Italian team and make them forget the painful memory of the past few months.

Juve, meanwhile, is no longer the dominant formation in Italy. Supplanted at the national level by Inter (champion in 2021) and AC Milan (champion in 2022), the Bianconeri they have only won two of their first five Serie A games.

Privada de Paul Pogba, Federico Chiesa, Wojciech Szczesny it is included El Video Ángel Di María, who did not finally enter the call, the Old lady it is particularly diminished, since in addition Adrien Rabiot, Moise Kean and Danilo are doubts.

But the PSG will have above all be wary of fearsome Serbian striker Dusan Vlahovic.

POSSIBLE FORMATIONS

PSG: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Danilo Pereira, Marquinhos, Pascal Kimpembe, Juan Bernat; Marco Verratti, Vitinha; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Juventus: Mattia Perin; Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Gleison Bremer, Mattia De Sciglio; Adrien Rabiot, Leandro Paredes, Fabio Miretti; John Square, Dusan Vlahovic and Filip Kostic.

HOUR: 19:00 GMT (16:00 ARG-URU / 15:00 CHI-PAR-VEN-BOL / 14:00 COL-PER-ECU-MEX)

TV: ESPN

ESTADIO: Princes Park

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