UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain vs RB Leipzig

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Paris Saint-German face off against German side RB Leipzig in the UEFA Champions League this week and they will be looking to close the gap with a win. 

Stadium: Parc Des Princes

Key Statistics

PSG have lost two of their last three matches in all competitions.

RB Leipzig have failed to win three of their last five matches in all competitions.

RB Leipzig have won two of their last three meetings with PSG.

Paris Saint-German

Paris Saint-Germain host RB Leipzig in the Champions League this week and the French champions will be desperate to pick up a win here.

They are third in the group stage standings and they will have to win these games in order to qualify for the knockout rounds of the competition.

In terms of quality, Paris Saint-Germain certainly have the better players and they should be able to grind out a win here.

Paris Saint-Germain Possible Lineup

Navas, Florenzi, Pereira, Diallo, Kurzawa, Rafinha, Marquinhos, Paredes, Di Maria, Mbappe, Neymar

Unavailable players

Paris Saint-Germain will be without Juan Bernat, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer and Mauro Icardi due to injuries. Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye are ruled out with suspensions.

We must find two players in the middle capable of making the effort if we play a 4-4-2. But it is also possible that we play 4-3-3. We used it in Leipzig as well as in the quarter-finals [last season]. There are two possibilities, we will wait to see who is available.

We want to win, it’s a final in the group. I absolutely want us to have more courage to score than fear to have problems defensively.”

Thomas Tuchel, PSG coach

He is a key player for us. Physically, he is not 100% , but he will start tomorrow. He can handle matches like this, physically and mentally.

Thomas Tuchel, PSG coach, on Neymar

RB Leipzig

Leipzig have managed to win two of their three group games and they will be hoping to extend the gap with PSG with a good result here.

RB Leipzig were thrashed by Manchester United away from home in the group stages and they will be hoping to avoid a similar fate against the French outfit on their travels.

RB Leipzig Possible Lineup

Gulacsi, Konate, Upamecano, Orban, Mukiele, Nkunku, Sabitzer, Haidara, Angelino, Olmo, Forsberg

Unavailable players

Leipzig will be without Lukas Klostermann and Konrad Laimer due to injuries.

A lot of the focus at PSG centres on Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. We definitely want to give them the ‘final’ feeling tomorrow that they have been talking about

Julian Nagelsmann, RB Leipzig coach