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How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Lille

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Lille

Paris Saint-Germain will likely be forced to make late calls on several of their international stars for Sunday’s trip to Ligue 1 champions Lille.

Abdou Diallo and Idrissa Gueye are preparing for the final of the Africa Cup of Nations with Senegal, but Achraf Hakimi should be fine to take part after Morocco’s elimination.

Keylor Navas, Marquinhos and Angel Di Maria will all be late returns from South America, though, and the trio of Neymar, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sergio Ramos are set to continue their various injury recoveries.

Gianluigi Donnarumma is therefore in no danger of losing his spot in goal, as Thilo Kehrer and Presnel Kimpembe prepare to hold their spots in defence alongside Hakimi and Nuno Mendes.

Ander Herrera was hooked for Leandro Paredes at half time in the Coupe de France loss to Nice, and that is an alteration that could happen from the first whistle here, with Danilo Pereira and Marco Verratti both retaining their spots.

Lionel Messi, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi formed an ineffective front three against Nice, but Kylian Mbappe is in line for a return to the first XI, potentially over Icardi given his hit-and-miss showings of late.

PSG possible starting lineup: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Mendes; Paredes, Pereira, Verratti; Messi, Mbappe, Draxler

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