LIONEL MESSI, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are set to begin together for Paris Saint-Germain for the first time in the Champions League this week.
The lethal PSG trio have not performed alongside one another since Messi arrived from Barcelona this summer season.
But that’s set to change on Wednesday when PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino unleashes his devastating assault on Belgian aspect Club Brugge in the European competitors’s group levels, in accordance to L’Equipe.
However, the French publication declare it is nonetheless unclear what formation Pochettino will deploy in order to get the perfect out of the Argentinian, Brazilian, and Frenchman.
Messi made his PSG debut in opposition to Reims at the beginning of the month when he got here on to substitute Neymar late in the second half.
During the Ligue 1 tie, the ex-Barca icon performed in the No.10 function in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
But L’equipe reckon if Pochettino makes use of the identical setup in opposition to Brugge, together with Neymar and Mbappe, his workforce shall be too uncovered defensively.
Equipe additionally debate that PSG may play the trio in a 4-4-2 diamond or a 3-5-2 setup, as they may work together in a compact form, however doubt the latter could be a hit this time round as Sergio Ramos is not accessible for the tie.
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The Ligue 1 aspect’s most suitable choice could be to use the 4-3-3 formation for the sport as it would give Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe the house wanted to work their particular person magic, Equipe declare.
Messi may flourish on the best, whereas Neymar does the identical on the left, leaving Mbappe to terrorise Brugge’s aim in the central attacking place.
But the trio can have to do with out the assist of a number of of their would-be common first-team friends for the sport.
Angel Di Maria and Idrissa Gueye are suspended, and Marco Verrati can be unsure for the Champs League conflict.
As Gueye and Verrati aren’t accessible, Pochettino will doubtless flip to Ander Herrera as a substitute in midfield.
The Spaniard needs to be accompanied by Gini Wijnaldum and Leandro Paredes in the center of the park.
Left-back Layvin Kurzawa is out injured, so new signing Nuno Mendes and Amad Diallo will battle it out for his spot.
Although it is doubtless Diallo will begin as he did on the weekend and Mendes got here on as a late substitute.
Another headache Pochettino is but to kind out for the Brugge sport is who’ll characteristic in PSG’s aim out of recent signing Gianluigi Donnarumma or veteran stopper Keylor Nav
Italy’s Euro 2020 hero Donnarumma made his eagerly-awaited debut for PSG on Saturday in their 4-0 rout in opposition to Clermont.
But Equipe do not suppose he is achieved sufficient but to displace Navas between the sticks simply but.
So they reckon Navas may pip him for the spot in midweek.