PSG predicted the line-up against Brest


PSG will be looking for a much-needed victory when they welcome Brest to the Parc des Princes in Ligue 1 this weekend.

Mauricio Pochettino’s team made it just a win from their last five matches after a 1-1 draw with a struggling Lyon team in the last.

The Argentine has to deal with a number of Covid-19 forced absences – Lionel Messi missed last weekend’s clash – but he will have to arrest PSG’s troubling league form despite their impregnable lead at the top of the table.

This is how they were able to line up this weekend.

Ramos on the ball / John Berry / GettyImages

Keylor Navas (GK) – Gianluigi Donnarumma’s training problem has caused the former Real Madrid man to keep his place this season.

Colin Dagba (RB) – The 23-year-old must step up in the absence of Hakimi, who is in the Africa Cup of Nations.

Sergio Ramos (CB) – The Spaniard returned to the squad last weekend but did not manage to get off the bench.

Marquinhos (CB) – The Brazilian will hope that he can form a formidable collaboration with Ramos.

Juan Bernat (LB) – Pochettino has not yet settled for either the Spaniard or Nuno Mendes as the best option for PSG.

Simons may be in line for a starting spot / Eurasia Sport Images / GettyImages

Xavi Simons (CM) – Came from the bench against Lyon last weekend and there are high hopes for PSG for the 18-year-old.

Leandro Paredes (CM) – An elegant midfielder who can control the pace of all matches.

Marco Verratti (CM) – Small in stature but he strikes a blow in his performances.

Messi in action / John Berry / GettyImages

Lionel Messi (RW) – Should return to the starting line-up this weekend after missing the draw with Lyon.

Mauro Icardi (ST) – Has netted only once since his strike against Lyon in September.

Kylian Mbappe (LW) – The Frenchman has been PSG’s talisman this season despite the persistent links to a move to Real Madrid.

You can read 90mins preview of PSG vs Brest here.

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