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PSG PSG Mbappé (16', 63')
Ligue 1 Gameweek 4
Aug 29, 2021 KO: 18:45

Stade de Reims - PSG

Stade Auguste-Delaune II Reims
Referee: François Letexier
  16' Mbappé
  63' Mbappé

Match preview

Messi, Mbappe and Neymar all to start? – How PSG could line up against Reims

Lionel Messi. Kylian Mbappe and Neymar could all be unleashed by PSG in their Ligue 1 encounter against Reims on Sunday.

Lionel Messi is in line to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut when Mauricio Pochettino takes his side to face Reims in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Tickets for the fixture are exchanging at up to €6,000 for the match, with Reims having previously stated that fans are jetting in from China, Thailand and India in anticipation of watching Messi make his bow for his new club.

It is not, however, clear if Messi will start the game, although it has been confirmed that he is looking sharp in training, suggesting that he will feature for at least some of the encounter.

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There is also uncertainty over Kylian Mbappe, whose potential move to Real Madrid has completely overshadowed this week from PSG’s perspective. Los Blancos have now made two bids for the World Cup winner only to be rebuffed on both occasions.

With such a question mark hanging over his head, it would not be too great a surprise to see him left on the bench for the trip, although it would clearly be entertaining to see him, Neymar and Messi all on the field at the same time.

Indeed, it is expected that Neymar will return to the squad for this match. Like Messi, he has not featured this season because of his late return from the Copa America.

Could all three feature from the start? It is possible, especially as Mauro Icardi is set to miss out until mid-September with a shoulder problem.

Marco Verratti should play in the midfield, where Gini Wijnaldum struggled at the point of a diamond last week. He could be moved back a rung for this game, with Idrissa Gueye completing the central trio.

Defence continues to be a source of headaches, with Sergio Ramos and Layvin Kurzawa both missing due to injury. Marquinhos could start for the first time this season.

In goal, meanwhile, the battle between Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma will be well and truly underway this weekend. Either could take the spot.

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  Average Match Rating  
5.9
  Home  
7.1
6.0
  Away  
6.7
5.9
  Total  
6.9

Match statistics

Stade de Reims
Statistics
PSG
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
2
14
Draws
12
1
Losses
6
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
19
46
Goals Per Game
0.95
2.30
More > 2.5 Goals
8
13
More > 3 Goals
6
10
Scored First in a Match
9
14
Scored Both Halves
4
12
Won More > 1 Goal
0
9
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
27
24
Did Not Score
8
4
Both Teams Scored
11
12
Kept Clean Sheet
6
4
Won Without Conceding
1
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
613
768
Possession
47
58
Passes
429
586
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
9.68
14
Shots on Target
3.39
5.53
Goals out of Shots
0.10
0.18
Crosses
15
16
Offsides
1.75
2.07
Penalties
0.00
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
19
15
Interceptions
12
9.00
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
13
7.81
Total Shots Conceded
13
11
Shots on Target Conceded
4.74
4.75
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.12
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
10
11
Yellow Cards
1.85
2.10
Red Cards
0.10
0.15

Injuries

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  2. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  3. Muscle Strain image description
  4. Foot Injury image description
  5. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  6. Muscle Strain image description
  7. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  8. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  9. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description
  10. Shoulder Injury image description
  11. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  12. Sprained Ankle image description
  13. Back Injury image description