PSG can’t finish anywhere other than second in Group A of the Champions League, and thus will approach their final group game against Club Brugge with plenty of calm.
Despite drawing their last two matches, Mauricio Pochettino’s men still lead Ligue 1 by 11 points, meaning an easy-going schedule for Les Parisiens in the coming weeks.
Gianluigi Donnarumma could swap with Keylor Navas and start in goal, but a fair amount of the squad ahead of him will actually be sorted out by injuries and absences.
Sergio Ramos finally made his PSG debut against Saint-Etienne at the end of November, but will likely be managed for this one with muscle soreness.
Colin Dagba will likely relieve Achraf Hakimi at right-back and Nuno Mendes could do the same to Juan Bernat on the left. Marquinhos will likely get a rest, leaving Presnel Kimpembe and Abdou Diallo to start at centre-back, despite the latter being a transfer link away from Paris.
Georginio Wijnaldum hasn’t started a game for PSG in a month and could be given an opportunity here, possibly alongside Idrissa Gana Gueye and Rafinha in the midfield three.
Lionel Messi has played all 90 minutes in all five club matches since the international break and could be due for a rest, especially given match’s lack of importance.
And with Neymar ruled out until at least the turn of the year, a different looking front three could take shape with Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe flanking Mauro Icardi, who would be making his first Champions League start of the season.