11th in Ligue 1, Lille challenges PSG this Sunday evening (8:45 p.m.) at the Pierre-Mauroy stadium at the end of the 23rd day of the French championship with the aim of returning to the first part of the table and staying in contact with European places. For this shock, Jocelyn Gourvennec, the coach of the northern club, will be deprived of Burak Yilmaz and Isaac Lihadji, both injured.
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According to L’Équipe, Lille will present themselves in a 4-4-2 with Ivo Grbic in the cages, protected by a four-man defense composed of Zeki Celik, José Fonte, Sven Botman and Gabriel Gudmundsson, from right to left. In the midfield, Benjamin André and Renato Sanches will form the double pivot while Timothy Weah and Jonathan Bamba will take place on the wings. Finally, the attacking duo will be made up of Jonathan David and Hatem Ben Arfa.
The probable line-up of Lille according to L’Équipe : Grbic – Celik, Fonte, Botman, Gudmundsson – Weah, André, Sanches, Bamba – David, Ben Arfa
Note that the regional daily La Voix du Nord relies on the same starting composition.
For its part, PSG sits at the top of Ligue 1 but will seek to regain confidence after its elimination in the eighth final of the Coupe de France by Nice on penalties last Monday (the video summary here). For this trip to Lille, Mauricio Pochettino, the coach of the Parisian club, will have to compose without Sergio Ramos, Neymar and Georginio Wijnaldum, in the recovery phase, while Mauro Icardi is injured. For their part, Idrissa Gueye and Abdou Diallo are still at the CAN.
According to L’Équipe, PSG will present themselves in a 4-3-3 with Gianluigi Donnarumma in the cages, protected by a four-man defense composed of Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe and Nuno Mendes, from right to left . In the midfield, Leandro Paredes is expected as a sentry with Danilo Pereira as a right torchbearer and Marco Verratti as a left torchbearer. Also according to this source, the attacking trio will be the following: Lionel Messi-Kylian Mbappé-Angel Di Maria.
The probable line-up of PSG according to L’Équipe : Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes – Danilo, Paredes, Verratti – Messi, Mbappé, Di Maria
Note that the regional daily Le Parisien also sees a 4-3-3 but with Verratti as a sentry in midfield, accompanied by Ander Herrera as a right torchbearer and Paredes as a left torchbearer.
The probable line-up of PSG according to Le Parisien : Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes – Herrera, Verratti, Paredes – Messi, Mbappé, Di Maria
The Lille-PSG match will be broadcast at 8:45 p.m. on Prime Video but also to follow live on DailyMercato by clicking here.