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PSG look for another win in CL

Published : 18 Oct 2021 09:56 PM | Updated : 19 Oct 2021 03:06 PM

Paris Saint-Germain will hope to secure their second consecutive victory in the Champions League when they welcome RB Leipzig to the Parc des Princes for Tuesday's Group A battle.

Mauricio Pochettino's side marched to a 2-0 win over Manchester City in their most recent European contest, while the German side fell to a dampening defeat against Club Brugge

Lionel Messi's first goal in navy blue was certainly worth the wait, as the six-time Ballon d'Or winner netted a stunning second for his side against Man City last month, with PSG gleaning a measure of revenge for their semi-final exit last year.

Meanwhile, Angel Di Maria serves the final game of his lengthy European suspension this week, while Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos remain questionable with injuries but have not been ruled out.

Pochettino was forced to work with a depleted squad for the win over Angers due to late returns from international duty, but the likes of Messi, Neymar, Leandro Paredes and Marquinhos are all set to return here.

Juan Bernat made his first appearance since September 2020 on Friday as he came off the bench for the final 30 minutes against Angers, but Nuno Mendes and Achraf Hakimi are set to return to the full-back areas this week.

Kevin Kampl and Nordi Mukiele were both fit to take part for Leipzig against Freiburg, but Dani Olmo (thigh) and Marcel Halstenberg (ankle) are set to miss out once more.

On a brighter note, Angelino is back from a ban and could challenge for a spot at left-back, while Mukiele and Konrad Laimer will both hope to earn recalls to the first XI as well.

Former PSG youngster Nkunku is only second to Sebastien Haller in Champions League goals this season, and the 23-year-old will seek to become the first man to score in three successive games in the competition for Leipzig.

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