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Ligue 1: PSG vs SRFC


If two bad Champions League defeats against MU and Leipzig are removed, PSG is still in a destructive form in Ligue 1 2020/21 with a series of 7 wins. In the last 4 rounds alone, Tuchel's team destroyed the opponent up to 17 goals, only conceding exactly once. However, that's when they have Neymar , Kylian Mbappe. The game against Rennes tonight will be the second time this season and the first time in the French league, PSG does not have both Neymar and Mbappe in the starting lineup. The previous match without these two attacking stars, they lost 1-2 to Leipzig and faced a very high risk of being eliminated from the Champions Lague group stage.

This time, will PSG overcome great difficulties in terms of manpower to overcome Rennes? In addition to Neymar, Mabppe is absent, coach Tuchel still has to ignore the services of Mauro Icardi, Marco Verratti, Julian Draxler, and Juan Bernat. Song Leandro Paredes will return from injury. The presence of the Argentine midfielder not only helped the PSG midfield play a sharper, more sharp line; but also created an opportunity for Tuchel to pull Marquinhos to the forte of midfield, alongside Presnel Kimpembe.

Besides patching up the squad, Tuchel also needs to be "balanced". Rookie Danilo Pereira has just said "denouncing" the German military "force" him to play in the midfield position, although he is a real midfielder. Since switching to PSG on a loan from Porto with a buyout clause at the end of the season, the Portuguese midfielder has often been dragged down to play the midfielder without a knack. In response to Danilo's reaction, Tuchel may temporarily dismiss this player from the starting lineup and bring PSG back to the familiar 4-3-3 chart with the attacking trio of Angel di Maria, Kean, and Sarabia as in the match. play against Leipzig in midweek.

For his part, Rennes marched as a guest of PSG with an equally devastating force. 17-year-old star Eduardo Camavinga retires due to a head injury. Midfielder Flavien Tait was sick so he could not play. Defender Daniele Rugani had a thigh injury and was sidelined in this match. Notably, the three names mentioned above are the best Rennes players since the beginning of the season and have made a great contribution to the French team Bretagne in the Top 3 Ligue 1 rankings this season. 

In the first leg match at home last season, Rennes persuaded PSG 2-1 with goals from M'baye Niang (having physical problems) and Romain Del Castillo (not in good shape. ). However, this reunion, the team of coach Julian Stephan can hardly reproduce the above achievements. Because they themselves are also in crisis of force and confidence (losing 2, drawing 1 in the first 3 matches in the Champions League).  




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