It’s a thrilling evening at the Parc des Princes as PSG takes on AC Milan for the third matchday of the Champions League group stage. Following their defeat against Newcastle (1-4), PSG is in dire need of a victory to secure one of the top two qualifying spots for the knockout stage before the return leg.
Luis Enrique has opted for a 4-4-2 formation, with Hakimi and L. Hernandez on the defensive flanks, Marquinhos and Skriniar forming the center-back partnership. Ugarte and Zaïre-Emery make up the double pivot in midfield, while Dembélé and Vitinha are positioned on the wings, supporting the attacking duo of Kolo Muani and Mbappé. On the Milan side, Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori, and T. Hernandez provide defensive cover for Maignan, with Musah, Krunic, and Reijnders forming the midfield trio. Finally, Pulisic, Giroud, and Leao lead the line in a 4-3-3 formation.
Here are the confirmed lineups:
PSG: Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Skriniar, L Hernandez – Dembélé, Ugarte, Zaïre-Emery, Vitinha – Kolo Muani, Mbappé
AC Milan: Maignan – Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori, T. Hernandez – Musah, Krunic, Reijnders – Pulisic, Giroud, Leao
The PSG lineup features some notable changes compared to their previous match. Donnarumma starts in goal, providing a strong presence between the posts. Hakimi and L. Hernandez will be crucial in providing width and defensive stability from the full-back positions. Marquinhos and Skriniar, two experienced center-backs, will aim to form a solid defensive partnership.
In midfield, Ugarte and Zaïre-Emery will be tasked with controlling the game and providing a solid foundation for the team. Dembélé and Vitinha will be responsible for creating chances from the wings, using their pace and skill to trouble the Milan defense. Up front, Kolo Muani and Mbappé will be expected to combine effectively and find the back of the net.
On the other side, AC Milan’s lineup boasts a strong defensive unit with Kalulu, Thiaw, Tomori, and T. Hernandez. This backline will aim to keep PSG’s attacking threats at bay. In midfield, Musah, Krunic, and Reijnders will look to control the game and provide support to the attacking trio of Pulisic, Giroud, and Leao.
Both teams have fielded strong lineups, and it promises to be an exciting encounter at the Parc des Princes. PSG will be looking to bounce back from their previous defeat and secure a crucial victory, while AC Milan will be eager to continue their positive start to the Champions League campaign.
As the match gets underway, football fans around the world will be eagerly watching to see how these lineups fare and which team will emerge victorious.