PSG PSG Mbappé (2', 7'), Messi (38', Pen 76')
4-1 FT
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UEFA Champions League Gameweek 6
Dec 7, 2021 KO: 17:45

PSG - Club Brugge

Parc des Princes Paris
Referee: Jesús Gil
Mbappé 2'  
Mbappé 7'  
Messi 38'  
  68' Rits
Messi (Pen) 76'  

Match preview

Messi rested, Neymar out – How PSG could line up against Club Brugge

PSG will play out a dead rubber in the Champions League without Neymar, and likely without Lionel Messi.

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.

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.

PSG starting XI versus Club Brugge

PSG - Football tactics and formations

Match statistics

PSG
Statistics
Club Brugge
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
13
10
Draws
5
5
Losses
2
5
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
39
35
Goals Per Game
1.95
1.75
More > 2.5 Goals
12
14
More > 3 Goals
7
9
Scored First in a Match
11
12
Scored Both Halves
10
5
Won More > 1 Goal
7
3
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
20
39
Did Not Score
3
1
Both Teams Scored
13
15
Kept Clean Sheet
6
4
Won Without Conceding
4
4
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
-
-
Possession
-
-
Passes
-
-
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
13
14
Shots on Target
4.70
4.94
Goals out of Shots
0.17
0.14
Crosses
-
-
Offsides
2.89
2.69
Penalties
0.15
0.05
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.30
0.20
Tackles Won
-
-
Clearances
-
-
Interceptions
-
-
Own Goals
0.00
0.05
Aerials Won
-
-
Total Shots Conceded
13
13
Shots on Target Conceded
4.25
4.94
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.08
0.16
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.00
11
Yellow Cards
1.00
1.35
Red Cards
0.05
0.00

Injuries

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In suspension danger

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