FR Cup: PSG vs ASSE πŸ†



Paris Saint-Germain and Saint-Etienne returned to play on Friday night to compete for the 2020 Coupe de France final. Both teams have not played an official match since the second week of March, when the ball Domestic stone suspended by the coronavirus pandemic

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is unlikely to make any major changes to the team that started against Celtic earlier this week. Thiago Silva is expected to play in the center of the defense, although he is likely to leave before the end of the month, but Layvin Kurzawa is likely to replace Mitchel Bakker in the left back position. Neymar and Mbappe should partner with Mauro Icardi in the three striker's diagram, with Angel Di Maria providing support from the midfield in a free role. When the Ligue 1 campaign was stopped abruptly and finally ended earlier this year, it also led to the conclusion that Coupe de France was delayed due to the ongoing global crisis. However, PSG and Saint-Etienne now find themselves using the domestic cup final as one more step on their way towards returning to next season's tournament. To prepare for this match, PSG played 2 friendly matches, after slaughtering Le Havre in the lower division with a score of 9-0, they went on to win 4-0 against Celtic. PSG are arguably the easier path to the final, with Lyon being the only tough opponent they have to encounter in the semi-final.

Saint-Etienne does not have William Saliba, who has returned to the Arsenal club after a long loan spell, the center-back was loaned out by the Blue Emperor after selling him to the Gunners himself. Timothee Kolodziejczak could move into the center of the defense, with Gabriel Silva running to the left flank. Saint-Etienne experienced Monaco against the quarter-finals, before they overcame Rennes in third place in the semi-final. Although Saint-Etienne have scored 3 convincing victories against Rumilly Vallieres, Nice and Sporting Charleroi, it will take 6 days from their last competition until the game on Friday night. Naturally, both teams will want to win at Stade De France, especially Saint-Etienne,


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