Trophee Des Champions : Paris SG Vs Nantes Match Preview, Line Up, Match Info

Paris Saint-Germain vs. Nantes - prediction, team news, lineups

The First Trophy Of The French Football Season Is Up For Grabs On Sunday When Paris Saint-germain Take On Nantes In The Trophee Des Champions At Tel Aviv's Bloomfield Stadium.

Les Parisiens Stormed To The Ligue 1 Title In 2021-22, But Nantes Saw Them Rocket From The Doldrums With Coupe De France Glory.

Not Even The Ligue 1 Title Could Save Mauricio Pochettino's Bacon At The Parc Des Princes, As Despite Ending Lille's Short-lived Dominance At The Top Of The French Game, The Argentine Was Given His Orders By A Trigger-happy Board.

After Failing To Bring Zinedine Zidane To The Club, Psg Decided To Sign The Man Who Led Them To The 2020-21 Ligue 1 Title With Lille, And Christophe Galtier's Impact On The Hot Seat Was Immediately Felt. Les Parisiens Embarked On Their Pre-season Tour Of Japan And Recorded Three Straight Wins Against Kawasaki Frontale, Urawa Red Diamonds And Gamba Osaka, As Well As An Emphatic 2-0 Win On The Training Ground Over Quevilly-rouen. Former Nice And Saint-etienne Head Coach Galtier Experimented With A 3-4-1-2 Formation Before The Season In A Bid To Finally End Psg's Spate Of Humiliating Champions League Exits And Les Parisiens' Star-studded Attack. The New System Has So Far Enjoyed 13 Goals In Four Pre-season Games.

Nordi Mukiele, Hugo Ekitike And The Arrivals Of Vitinha Mean New Football Advisor Luis Campos Is Already Planning For The Future And Winning An Eighth Trophee Des Champions Since 2013 Would Be The Ideal Way For Galtier To Kick-start His Psg Career.

Nantes Head Coach Antoine Kombouare Has Been There And Done It All Before In The Psg Dugout, But The Former Parisiens Boss Is Currently Making Waves With Nantes, Who Added The 2021-22 Coupe De France Trophy To Their Collection Last Term.

After Nice Ended Psg's Crown Defense, Nantes Were Able To Overcome Galtier's Aiglons In The Final, With Ludovic Blas's 47th-minute Penalty Enough For Les Canaris To Win At The Stade De France.

The End Of The 2020-21 Season

Nantes Were Forced To Salvage Their Ligue 1 Status In The Promotion/relegation Play-offs, But Last Term Kombouare Steadied The Ship, Leading His Side To Ninth In The Top Flight While Also Earning Their Coupe De France Crown Place In The Europa League.

In A Mixed Pre-season, Nantes Lost To Guingamp And Rennes And Beat Caen And Lorient, And Les Canaris Have Only Two Trophee Des Champions Successes To Their Name, Winning The 1999 And 2001 Editions.

Furthermore, Nantes Have Proved To Be A Bogey Team For Psg Of Late As Les Canaris Have Won Two Of Their Last Three Ligue 1 Games Against The Reigning Champions, But Galtier Will Have Personal Revenge After Kombouare Concedes One. Last Year In The Coupe De France.

The Big Story Out Of The Psg Camp For The Trophee Des Champions Is Undeniably The Suspension Of Kylian Mbappe, Who Is Serving A One-match Ban For Accumulating Bookings At The End Of Last Season. Hugo Ekitike Has Also Been Left Out Of The Squad, So Mauro Icardi May Very Well Get The Chance To Lead The Line Alongside Neymar.

Galtier Is Reportedly Out With Injury For Sunday's Super Cup Clash And A Three-man Defense Is Expected To Be Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos And Sergio Ramos, With Achraf Hakimi Keeping Mukiele Out For Now.

Vitinha Has Already Cemented His Place In Psg's Midfield, With Marco Verratti Joining Him Amid Speculation Over The Futures Of Idrissa Gueye, Georginio Wijnaldum And Leandro Paredes. Meanwhile, Nantes Are Still Waiting For Left-back Charles Traore To Recover From A Torn Acl And Les Canaris Were Inevitably Forced To Wave Goodbye To Randal Kolo Muani, Who Joined Eintracht Frankfurt On A Free Transfer.

In Response, Kombouare Brought In Mostafa Mohamed And Evann Guessand On Loan From Galatasaray And Nice, While Moussa Sissoko Is Also Back In His Homeland After Leaving Watford For A £1.8m Fee.

Highly-rated Goalkeeper Alban Lafont Is Still On The Books And Will Start Here, While Traore's Injury Means More Opportunities For 20-year-old Quentin Merlin On The Left.

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:

Donnarumma; Kimpembe, Ramos, Marquinhos; Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Mendes; Messi; Icardi, Neymar

Nantes possible starting lineup:

Lafont; Castelletto, Pallois, Girotto; Corchia, Sissoko, Moutousammy, Merlin; Blas, Simon; Mohamed

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