Lionel Messi will lead the line for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) as coach Christophe Gatlier has lined up an impressive starting XI for the opening league game against Clermont Foot.
Fans are excited about the lineup and have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts on it.
New coach Gatlier has opted for a 3-4-3 formation, with Neymar and Pablo Sarabia in attack alongside Lionel Messi. The Argentina forward is likely to play the role of the false nine as the team’s main striker Kylian Mbappe is injured.
Behind in midfield, Marco Verratti and Vitinha will hold the game in midfield, while Nuno Mendes and Achraf Hakimi will take charge of the left and right flanks respectively. In defence, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos will hold the position ahead of goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
The strong starting line-up got Paris fans excited about the game and they took to Twitter to express their delight at the manager’s decisions. Here is a selection of the tweets from Parc des Princes believers:
PSG fans expect all three points from Lionel Messi and his teammates
PSG are expected to start the season on a high, with Gatlier taking charge of his first game at the Parc des Princes. They have to play without the injured Mbappe but it won’t matter too much as Lionel Messi and Neymar are in attack.
Despite playing away, Clermont Foot shouldn’t pose much of a threat to the Ligue 1 winners. However, as an underdog, their dream would be to achieve the unexpected and send off the Ligue champions without a single point.
Last season, PSG fans booed their players from the stands after a series of poor performances. Now that Mauricio Pochettino is out of the club, they expect an improvement from Lionel Messi and other players and three points to boot.
Paul Merson has predicted all GW 1 Premier League games. More details right here
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