PSG PSG Neymar Jr (Pen 66'), Icardi (90+3)
2-1 FT
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Ligue 1 Gameweek 6
Sep 19, 2021 KO: 18:45

PSG - Lyon

Parc des Princes Paris
Referee: Clément Turpin
  54' Lucas Paquetá
Neymar Jr (Pen) 66'  
Icardi 90+3  

Match preview

Mbappe a doubt, Messi set for home debut - How PSG could line up against Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful of having Kylian Mbappe back as Lionel Messi makes his home debut against Lyon

Paris Saint-Germain had Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar all play together for the first time on Wednesday, but they gave an unconvincing display as they were held to a 1-1 draw against Club Brugge.

Although PSG have a perfect record in Ligue 1 to date, their performances have not necessarily reflected such an achievement. They have often benefitted from the quality of Mbappe in attack to secure three points without necessarily playing well.

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On Sunday, they will be given their biggest test yet as they play host to Lyon at Parc des Princes.

Head coach Mauricio Pochettino will start with the big three names if possible, though Mbappe went off injured in Brugge in midweek and has been considered a serious doubt since.

However, the latest news suggest that he could be available for the match. Tests have revealed that Mbappe has suffered no broken bones or cracks, though it will be a last-minute call as to whether he plays or not.

Angel Di Maria, who was suspended in midweek, will be the player to come into the squad if he is not ready.

One change is certain in the midfield. It was an area where PSG struggled against the Belgian side and Idrissa Gueye will feature after a ban. Ander Herrera, who has four goals already this season, should continue while Marco Verratti is out. Leandro Paredes’ woeful midweek showing puts his participation at risk, with Georgino Wijnaldum given a stay of execution after a poor start.

In defence, meanwhile, Abdou Diallo could be replaced by Nuno Mendes, who could make his first start. Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos should play together, although with three games in a week again, some rotation to bring the in-form Thilo Kehrer back should not be discounted. Sergio Ramos remains injured.

Keylor Navas appears to be first pick in goal ahead of Gianluigi Donnarumma for now.

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82
PSG
VS
76
Lyon
  Average Match Rating  
6.9
  Home  
6.3
6.5
  Away  
7.0
6.7
  Total  
6.6

Match statistics

PSG
Statistics
Lyon
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
14
11
Draws
2
4
Losses
4
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
46
43
Goals Per Game
2.30
2.15
More > 2.5 Goals
12
13
More > 3 Goals
9
10
Scored First in a Match
15
12
Scored Both Halves
12
5
Won More > 1 Goal
10
6
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
20
32
Did Not Score
3
2
Both Teams Scored
11
14
Kept Clean Sheet
6
4
Won Without Conceding
6
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
785
726
Possession
59
55
Passes
606
537
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
15
Shots on Target
5.37
6.55
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.15
Crosses
16
18
Offsides
2.14
2.53
Penalties
0.20
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.20
Tackles Won
-
1.00
Clearances
13
11
Interceptions
9.15
9.43
Own Goals
0.00
0.10
Aerials Won
7.77
15
Total Shots Conceded
11
12
Shots on Target Conceded
4.30
4.45
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.09
0.14
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
11
13
Yellow Cards
2.05
1.70
Red Cards
0.15
0.15

Injuries

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  4. Calf/Shin Injury image description
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  6. Muscle Strain image description
  7. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  8. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  9. Knee Injury image description
  10. Sprained Ankle image description
  11. Groin Strain image description
  12. Calf/Shin Injury image description

In suspension danger

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