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PSG predicted lineup vs Marseille - Ligue 1

Craig Vickers
Mauricio Pochettino is trying to put PSG's Champions League exit behind him
Mauricio Pochettino is trying to put PSG's Champions League exit behind him / 90min
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PSG's recent domestic resurgence will be put to the test as they entertain Marseille in Le Classique at the Parc des Princes.

Mauricio Pochettino's side have netted 11 times in their last two Ligue 1 outings, with last weekend's 6-1 rout of Clermont Foot including hat-tricks from both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

11 points separate PSG and Marseille atop the Ligue 1 standings and victory for Pochettino's men would go a long way in restoring belief among the supporters after their dismal Champions League exit last month.

Here's how PSG could line up for the big game.


1. Goalkeeper & defenders

Sergio Ramos
Ramos played the full 90 minutes against Clermont Foot / John Berry/GettyImages

Gianluigi Donnarumma (GK) - PSG's Champions League exit ultimately means the jury is still out on the Italian.

Achraf Hakimi (RB) - Dismissed in the second half in the reverse fixture between these two sides at the Stade Velodrome earlier this season.

Sergio Ramos (CB) - Endured a nightmare debut campaign in Paris, but 90 minutes in last weekend's win at Clermont Foot will have done him the world of good.

Presnel Kimpembe (CB) - PSG's most consistent defender this season, both in terms of what he's shown on the pitch and his durability.

Nuno Mendes (LB) - What a future the 19-year-old has in the game, providing consistent quality going forward for Parisiens.


2. Midfielders

Marco Verratti
Verratti remains vital for PSG's chances of derby success / Eurasia Sport Images/GettyImages

Danilo (CM) - Not the most flashy performer, but his ability to break up play is crucial for PSG.

Marco Verratti (CM) - Pochettino has been careful in his selections of the Italian, who tends to struggle with muscle injuries throughout a season.

Idrissa Gueye (CM) - All energy, helping PSG press aggressively high up the pitch to recover the ball.


3. Forwards

Lionel Messi (RW) - More of a creative threat than goalscoring presence this season, underlined by his hat-trick of assists last weekend.

Kylian Mbappe (ST) - PSG's principal goal-getter, with his hat-trick last time out moving him onto 20 goals in Ligue 1 this season.

Neymar (LW) - Jeered by the Parc des Princes crowd last month, although his hat-trick last weekend will go a long way to restoring his confidence.


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