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UCL: IBFK vs PSG



Istanbul Basaksehir will host the current Paris Saint-Germain runner-up at Basaksehir Fatih Terim Stadium in their next UEFA Champions League group stage match. The French champions lost to Man United in their opening match at home so they want to vent their anger in Turkey. Istanbul Basaksehir and Paris Saint-Germain have never played together in an official match.

Istanbul Basaksehir entered this match in good form, after beating Antalyaspor 5-1 at Super Lig. Bosnia and Herzegovina double Edin Visca and goals from Turkish midfielder Irfan Kahveci, French striker Enzo Crivelli and Brazilian international Giuliano de Paula secured the victory for Okan Buruk's army . Veteran German striker Lukas Podolski scored a comforting goal for Antalyaspor after he was introduced on the pitch in the first half. Istanbul Basaksehir manager Okan Buruk will not be able to serve veteran Brazilian full-back Junior Caicara, who is sidelined by injury, there are still doubts about the availability of young midfielder Azubuike Okechukwu. Istanbul Basaksehir lost their first Champions League match, when RB Leipzig beat them 2-0.

Paris Saint-Germain beat Dijon 4-0 on Saturday in Ligue 1, the brace of young striker Moise Kean and French superstar Kylian Mbappe secured victory for giants Parisien. In that match, Paris Saint-Germain controlled 55% of the ball and 20 times, including 9 hits. Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel had a number of injury issues to face in his squad. Senegal player Idrissa Gueye, Argentinian midfielder Leandro Paredes, striker Mauro Icardi, left-back Juan Bernat, German right-back Thilo Kehrer and pillar midfielder Marco Verratti are all sidelined due to injuries. Goalkeeper Alexandre Letellier has tested positive for coronavirus and will not be present as he remains quarantined and recovered. Other way, Paris Saint-Germain produced a lackluster performance in a 2-1 defeat to Manchester United. Neymar and Kylian Mbappe have not been able to shine, and that needs to change if Parisiens intend to repeat their Champions League streak from last season.
 




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