Within the framework of Date 5 of the group stage of the UEFA Champions League, there will be a clash of the titans in the Group A. The Paris Saint Germain visit to Manchester City in a star-studded game in the Etihad Stadium, where both teams will have the possibility of ensuring their qualification to the round of 16 of the top club competition in Europe.
The Parisian painting, that the weekend beat Nantes with a goal from Lionel Messi, comes from registering a tie on the previous date of the continental contest. After matching by 2-2 with RB Leipzig, will seek to return to victory and snatch the top of the standings from an English cast that would be enough even with a draw to advance to the round.
Messi finally had his scorer debut in the League 1 after six games and arrives with a high spirits to lead an attack in which they will also be Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. The great novelty in the French team is the call for Sergio Ramos, who could finally make his long-awaited debut.
They are low Gianluigi Donnarumma (gastroenteritis), Julian Draxler and Rafinha for the trip to England, where the cast led by Mauricio Pochettino will try to repeat the win against City at the end of September on the second day of Group A.
However, the pupils of Pep Guardiola they beat them 2-0 at home in the semifinals of the last edition of the Champions League and they are willing to go for a win that qualifies them to the knockout stages and strengthens them in the leadership. They come from imposing themselves on the Premier League Everton (3-0), which left them as Chelsea guards in the domestic championship.
The Citizens They have shown their great power at the national level but since the Catalan coach arrived, the great objective is to win the Champions League, where they drag a streak of 16 games without losing playing in his stadium. Despite the absence of Kevin De Bruyne, who tested positive for COVID-19, it remains to be seen if Jack Grealish he is in a position to return after a physical problem that marginalized him from the last game.
Both teams are at the top of their zone and have a comfortable advantage over the Witches and the Leipzig, so whoever wins the Etihad will be in the hype of eighths. The Citizens they are leaders with 9 points, Meanwhile he PSG is in second place with 8 units. It is followed by the Belgian team with 4 points and the Germans with only one.
Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Dias, Laporte, Cancelo; Gundogan, Rodri, Bernardo Silva; Gabriel Jesus, Phil Foden, Sterling. DT: Pep Guardiola
PSG: Keylor Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes; Marco Verratti, Gueye, Wijnaldum; Lionel MessiKylian MbappéNeymar DT: Mauricio Pochettino
Stadium: Etihad Stadium
Referee: Daniele Orsato (ITA)
Hour: 20:00 GMT
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