Paris Saint-Germain

PSG predicted lineup vs Nantes - Ligue 1

Max Parsons
Paris Saint-Germain enjoyed a brilliant night in midweek
Paris Saint-Germain enjoyed a brilliant night in midweek / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages
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Paris Saint-Germain get back to Ligue 1 matters on Saturday night, as they travel to Nantes.

Mauricio Pochettino's side is fresh from a dramatic morale-boosting 1-0 victory over Real Madrid in midweek, in which it took a last-gasp Kylian Mbappe strike to earn a first-leg victory in their Champions League round of 16 tie.

The visitors sit 13 points clear at the Ligue 1 summit and, with five wins in seven league outings behind them, face European football-chasing Nantes, who don't represent easy opposition.

Here's how PSG could set up...


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Achraf Hakimi is such an exciting player
Achraf Hakimi is such an exciting player / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) - It's a toss up between two top class goalkeepers here. Either would do a stellar job.

Achraf Hakimi (RB) - Is proving to be just as fantastic a signing as everyone expected and will undoubtedly terrorise the Nantes left-side on Saturday.

Marquinhos (CB) - Such an important presence for this team, Marquinhos will lead the side out once again.

Presnel Kimpembe (CB) - Sergio Ramos will undergo a late fitness test to determine his availability, but Kimpembe warrants a start in any case.

Nuno Mendes (LB) - Juan Bernat started in PSG's previous Ligue 1 outing but Mendes' consistently thrilling displays have made him a fan favourite.

2. Midfielders

Marco Verratti is a joy to watch
Marco Verratti is a joy to watch / Quality Sport Images/GettyImages

Ander Herrera (CM) - Was an unused substitute after being passed fit to play in midweek, so could come in for a start in this one.

Leandro Paredes (CM) - A real hothead, but cheer-provoking warrior, at the heart of the PSG midfield - as his scrap with Casemiro last time out showed.

Marco Verratti (CM) - Was absolutely glorious against Real Madrid, demonstrating his jaw-dropping overall ability against one of the best midfielders in world football.

3. Forwards

Kylian Mbappe got the winner against Real Madrid
Kylian Mbappe got the winner against Real Madrid / Sebastian Frej/MB Media/GettyImages

Lionel Messi (RW) - Neymar's potential return to the starting XI may shuffle the front three around a bit and, while Messi might occupy a right-sided position at the first whistle, you'd be a fool to expect him to maintain it.

Kylian Mbappe (ST) - Wherever this guy plays, it feels as though he is PSG at the moment. Will obviously start once again, after yet another unbelievable performance last time out.

Neymar (LW) - Made his return to action off the bench in that win over Real Madrid, and is in contention to start and restore Les Parisiens' terrifying front line this weekend.


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