Metz vs PSG (France – Ligue 1)
Start date: 30. Aug 2019, 23:45
Location: Metz Venue: Stade Saint-Symphorien
Referee: Frank Schneider, France
Metz will welcome Paris Saint-Germain to Stade Saint-Symphorien on Friday for a game of the 4th round in Ligue 1. The hosts of this tie are occupying 9th place, having collected four points so far, while the capitol side is 3rd with six points.
Last game between the teams: 10.03.2018 Ligue 1: Paris SG – Metz 5:0; Thomas Meunier 5’, Christopher Nkunku 20’, 29’, Kylian Mbappe 45’, Thiago Silva 82’
Last game at this venue: 08.09.2017 Ligue 1: Metz – Paris SG 1:5; Emmanuel Riviere 37’; Edinson Cavani 31’, 75’, Kylian Mbappe 59’, Neymar 69’, Lucas Moura 87’; Benoit Assou-Ekotto from the home team was sent off with straight red card in the 56’.
Paris Saint-Germain manager Thomas Tuchel has confirmed Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani are all unavailable on Friday, with the latter pairing injured. Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting should lead the line as a result.
Tuchel has also confirmed Thilo Kehrer and Abdou Diallo are also injured, joining Julian Draxler and Ander Herrera on the sidelines. Arthur Zagre is off to join Monaco.
Presnel Kimpembe was fit enough for the bench last weekend and is an option here.
Despite suffering a heavy defeat to Angers in their last outing, Metz are unlikely to make extensive changes here.
Farid Boulaya, who started on the bench last weekend, could feature from the off here, in place of one of Opa Nguette or Ibrahima Niane.
Current Metz squad is:-
Forwards: Farid Boulaya, Opa Nguette, Thierry Ambrose, Habib Diallo, Adama Traore, Ibrahima Niane, Amadou Dia Ndiaye
Midfilders: Renaud Cohade, Victorien Angban, Digbo Maiga, Gerónimo Poblete, Marvin Gakpa, Mamadou Fofana, Kévin N’Doram, Raouf Mroivili, Ablie Jallow, Sami Lahssaini, Papa Ndiaga Yade
Defenders: Stoppila Sunzu, John Boye, Thomas Delaine, Manuel Cabit, Matthieu Udol, Fabien Centonze, Nicolas Basin, Vincent Peugnet, Bilal Hadraoui, Aboubacar Lô
Goalkeepers: Alexandre Oukidja, Paul Delecroix, Guillaume Dietsch
Current Paris Saint-Germain squad is:-
Forwards: Edinson Cavani, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Ángel Di María, Jesé Rodríguez, Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Metehan Güçlü, Virgiliu Postolachi
Midfilders: Ander Herrera, Idrissa Gueye, Marco Verratti, Pablo Sarabia, Julian Draxler, Leandro Paredes, Azzeddine Toufiqui, Adil Aouchiche
Defenders: Thiago Silva, Juan Bernat, Thomas Meunier, Layvin Kurzawa, Marquinhos, Abdou Diallo, Thilo Kehrer, Presnel Kimpembe, Alec Georgen, Mitchel Bakker, Stanley N’Soki, Loic Mbe Soh, Colin Dagba, Tanguy Kouassi, Isaac Hemans Arday
Goalkeepers: Alphonse Aréola, Marcin Bułka, Sébastien Cibois