PSG set to play Messi, Neymar, Mbappe together for first time vs Club Brugge in Champions League

Obinwannem News PSG set to play Messi, Neymar, Mbappe together for first time vs Club Brugge in Champions League

Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe are set to start together for Paris Saint-Germain for the first time in the Champions League this week.

The trio haven’t played alongside each other since Messi arrived from Barcelona this summer.

But that is set to change on Wednesday when PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino unleashes his attack on Belgian side Club Brugge in the European competition’s group stages.

However, reports claim it’s still unclear what formation Pochettino will deploy in order to get the best out of the three.

Messi made his PSG debut against Reims at the start of the month when he came on to replace Neymar late in the second half.

During the Ligue 1 tie, the ex-Barca icon played in the No.10 role in a 4-2-3-1 formation.

But L’equipe report suggests if Pochettino uses the same setup against Brugge, along with Neymar and Mbappe, his team will be too exposed defensively.

Equipe also debate that PSG could play the trio in a 4-4-2 diamond or a 3-5-2 setup, as they could work together in a compact shape, but doubt the latter would be a success this time around as Sergio Ramos isn’t available for the tie.

Mazi Akuma Chibuike reporting, Obinwannem News writer / September 13, 2021

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