It’s official: As expected, Kylian Mbappé is in the group that will host Montpellier at the Parc des Princes on Saturday, August 13 (9pm). After being suspended against Nantes during the Champions Cup (4-0) and a close alert before beating Claremont in the opening Ligue 1 (5-0), the Parisian striker will make his official debut in the 2022.2023 season.
The world champion is feeling better after several days of conditioning work and the resumption of group training since Tuesday, August 9. Christoph Galtier and his crew can count on the services of their scorer. He will start the match alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi. In the first two matches of Paris Saint-Germain, Pablo Sarabia replaced him numerically at the front of the attack.
For the rest, Galtier will not change the gameplay (3-4-1-2). He could be tempted to start Nordi Mukele in place of Sergio Ramos on the right of the defensive line in order to preserve the body of the 36-year-old Spaniard. For the rest, PSG should start with the same players against Nantes and Clermont.
On the other hand, young Warren Zaire Emery, 16, who made his debut in Auvergne, leaves the group, victim of the entry of Portuguese Renato Sanchez, one of the summer recruits. The players invited to launch such as Julian Draxler, Tilo Kehrer, Mauro Icardi, Idrissa Gui and Rafinha were not called up.
Donnarumma – Ramos (or Mokele), Marquinhos (hat), Kimpembe – Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Nuno Mendes – Messi – Neymar, Mbappe.