Paris Saint-Germain will be hoping to secure a place in the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals when they take on Real Madrid later tonight.
The game is a very crucial one for Pochettino and his men, as such, they’ll be going all out to ensure they avoid a defeat.
Ahead of the game, The Argentinian tactician continues to be without the services of Sergio Ramos, Ander Herrera and Juan Bernat. However, he’s still expected to name a very strong starting XI.
Here’s how the French side could line up in the game tonight. Check it out below:
In terms of formation, Mauricio Pochettino is expected to keep using the formation he has used the most this season, which is the 4-3-3 formation.
Donnarumma is expected to return to the goal after he was rested in the last league game.
Protecting his goal should be the duo of Presnel Kimpembe and Marquinhos.
On the full-back spots, the duo of Nuno Mendes and Achraf Hakimi should occupy those spaces.
Verratti, who put in a masterclass in the reverse fixture, will be another pivotal figure for the French capital club.
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The Italian star is expected to take the central-midfield positions while Danilo Pereira and Idrissa Gana Gueye occupy the other two positions in the middle of the park.
The star-studded frontline of Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar Junior would be hoping to make a difference when they lead the Paris Saint-Germain’s attack tonight.
Here’s an illustration of the possible lineup below:
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– Real Madrid have been eliminated from nine of their last ten knockout ties in the UEA Champions League when losing the first leg.