UEFA Champions League Gameweek 1
Sep 15, 2021 KO: 19:00

Club Brugge - PSG

Jan Breydelstadion Brugge
Referee: Sandro Schärer
  15' Ander Herrera
Vanaken 27'  

Match preview

Messi, Neymar and Mbappe all in - How PSG could line up against Club Brugge

Paris Saint-Germain could start with their superstar offensive trio against Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Paris Saint-Germain are set to start with Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar together when they face Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Both Messi and Neymar were left out of the squad that beat Clermont 4-0 on Saturday, with the pair having only just returned from South America following World Cup qualifiers for Argentina and Brazil respectively.

Similarly, Leandro Paredes is available for PSG and the Argentine could be handed a start in the midfield if Marco Verratti fails to overcome a knee problem sustained while on Italy duty last week.

PSG do have some issues in the midfield due to suspensions. Idrissa Gueye and Angel Di Maria both have bans to carry over from last season.

Georginio Wijnaldum, who was allowed a breather on the bench at the weekend, and Ander Herrera, who scored an unlikely double, are both in line to feature.

The defence could see something of a transformation, although stalwart centre-back Marquinhos and right-back Achraf Hakimi should both retain their spots in the starting XI. Thilo Kehrer could come in to give Presnel Kimpembe a break, while left-back Nuno Mendes might be handed his first start.

Juan Bernat and Sergio Ramos both remain on the sidelines.

Meanwhile, in goal the battle between Gianluigi Donnarumma and Keylor Navas should intensify. The Italian gave a strong account of himself on debut at the weekend and kept a cleansheet to boot.

Possible PSG XI v Club Brugge

PSG - Football tactics and formations

Match statistics

Club Brugge
Statistics
PSG
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
9
15
Draws
6
1
Losses
5
4
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
38
48
Goals Per Game
1.90
2.40
More > 2.5 Goals
15
13
More > 3 Goals
9
10
Scored First in a Match
11
15
Scored Both Halves
6
13
Won More > 1 Goal
4
10
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
32
21
Did Not Score
3
3
Both Teams Scored
13
11
Kept Clean Sheet
5
6
Won Without Conceding
4
6
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
671
766
Possession
54
57
Passes
494
585
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
14
14
Shots on Target
4.79
5.42
Goals out of Shots
0.13
0.19
Crosses
21
16
Offsides
2.47
2.07
Penalties
0.20
0.20
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.25
0.30
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
11
15
Interceptions
13
9.00
Own Goals
0.05
0.00
Aerials Won
14
7.79
Total Shots Conceded
8.84
12
Shots on Target Conceded
3.58
4.55
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.18
0.09
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
12
11
Yellow Cards
1.90
2.00
Red Cards
0.00
0.15

Injuries

  1. Ankle Ligaments image description
  2. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  3. Knee Injury image description
  4. ACL Knee Ligament Injury image description
  5. Calf/Shin Injury image description
  6. Sprained Ankle image description
  7. Groin/Pelvis Injury image description