NEWS
Wednesday April 28 2021
Line-ups: PSG v Man City

As expected, Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi are in the PSG starting XI with Moise Kean on the bench for the Champions League semi-final with Manchester City.

The first leg kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT) at the Parc des Princes.

There are three Italians in the Paris Saint-Germain squad, with two of them in the starting XI, as Florenzi takes the right-back role.

Verratti is a trequartista behind striker Kylian Mbappé, supported by Neymar and Angel Di Maria.

As predicted, Mitchel Bakker gets the nod at left-back rather than Abdou Diallo.

Manchester City don’t pull surprises either, with 20-year-old Phil Foden winning new fans in the trident attack with Riyad Mahrez and Bernardo Silva.

Kevin de Bruyne pulls the midfield strings, with ex-Juventus and Inter full-back Joao Cancelo also starting.

PSG: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Bakker; Paredes, Gueye; Neymar, Verratti, Di Maria; Mbappé

PSG bench: Rico, Kehrer, Icardi, Rafinha, Danilo, Kean, Sarabia, Kurzawa, Herrera, Diallo, Draxler, Dagba

Manchester city: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gundogan; Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Foden

Man City bench: Steffen, Trafford, Ake, Sterling, Jesus, Aguero, Zinchenko, Laporte, Ferran Torres, B Mendy, Fernandinho, E Garcia

Ref: Brych (GER)