LIVE: Paris Saint-Germain travel to Brest without Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos as they look to make it three wins out of three in Ligue 1 this season after wins over Troyes and Strasbourg
- Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos are not ready to play for their new club yet
- Paris Saint-Germain beat Strasbourg to briefly move top of Ligue 1
- Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping his side keep a clean sheet against Brest
- The hosts have drawn against Lyon and Rennes so far this season
With Lionel Messi still not ready to start, Paris Saint-Germain will be hoping to making three wins out of three in Ligue 1 this term when they travel to Brest on Friday night.
Mauricio Pochettino’s men won 2-1 at Troyes before playing at the Parc des Princes last weekend in their first competitive match at home this term, beating Strasbourg 4-2, with Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler and Pablo Sarabia among the scorers.
Pochettino will be targeting a clean sheet this evening against a side who have drawn their first two games 1-1 against Lyon and Rennes, although like with Messi, the game comes too soon for fellow statement signing Sergio Ramos.
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PSG (4-3-1-2): Navas; Hakimi, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Diallo; Gueye, Verratti, Herrera; Wijnaldum; Icardi, Mbappe. Subs: Donnarumma, Marquinhos, Di Maria, Rafinha, Danilo, Draxler, Kalimuendo, Bitu Mazala, Dina Ebimbe.
Marco Verratti will start for the first time this season after his Euro 2020-winning exploits, while his compatriot and new signing Gianluigi Donnarumma appears in his first PSG squad, with Angel Di Maria and Marquinhos also returning to the bench following the Copa America.
Lionel Messi is not ready to make his debut for the club after his sensational move earlier this month, while AS have reportedly both Sergio Ramos and Neymar are expected to begin their domestic campaigns after the September international break, which begins in less than a fortnight.
…to Sportsmail’s coverage of the Ligue 1 match between Brest and Paris Saint-Germain. Team news coming soon.
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