OL-PSG: Luis Enrique blurs the lines… The probable composition of Paris for the Coupe de France final

OL-PSG: Luis Enrique blurs the lines… The probable composition of Paris for the Coupe de France final

The opposite would have been very surprising! Usually very discreet about his team compositions before the match, Luis Enrique kept the same line of conduct this Friday, during the last training session organized at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d’Ascq, where the game will be played Saturday evening the Coupe de France final between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris Saint-Germain.

After a classic start to the warm-up, punctuated by a toro, the Parisians carried out a ball conservation exercise on a small pitch which did not allow a starting team to emerge.

Kylian Mbappé was in the team of Bradley Barcola, Achraf Hakimi or even Marco Asensio and Danilo. In the opposite camp, we found Ousmane Dembélé, Vitinha and Marquinhos in particular. We will therefore have to wait until the final hours before kick-off to find out the last Parisian eleven of the season. The session concluded with exercises in front of goal. In terms of good news, all the players participated normally in training, without any apparent problems.

We can imagine that PSG will present itself with its best elements to try to win the 15th Coupe de France in its history. With Mbappé holder? “Of course,” replied Enrique, in French, during the traditional press conference. A clear answer only on paper, because the coach embellished it with a slight smile which could give rise to interpretation.

We can assume that for his last match in the Paris jersey, the captain of the Blues has a good chance of starting. He is certainly coming out of a hectic week between his trip to Cannes, the farewell dinner in the middle of Paris and his meeting with Bernard Arnault, boss of the LVMH group. But, in each decisive match, the former Monegasque started the match. He could therefore form the Parisian attack with Ousmane Dembélé and Bradley Barcola. Unless Gonçalo Ramos is preferred to start up front.

In the midfield, Vitinha, Fabian Ruiz and Warren Zaire-Emery logically start as favorites. Finally, if no surprises are to be expected in the corridors (Mendes, Hakimi), one last doubt hangs over the identity of the player who will support Marquinhos. For the Champions League semi-final return against Dortmund, Lucas Beraldo held this place and was, that day, preferred to Milan Skriniar and Danilo. By making this same choice, Luis Enrique could opt for continuity.

The probable eleven of PSG

Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos (cap.), Beraldo, Nuno Mendes – Zaïre-Emery, Vitinha, Ruiz – Dembélé, Mbappé, Barcola

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