Paris – Paris Saint-Germain & # 39; s
meeting with bordeaux Saturday is their last chance to do a little bit.
tuning before the showdown of the next week with Manchester United, but the
The leaders of Ligue 1 have some important issues to deal with before going to
PSG was the favorite for the draw
the Champions League of the last 16 has been made, yet in the eight it has changed a lot
The United States has been revitalized on a series of nine wins and one
draw in 10 games since José Mourinho was fired and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer
appointed as his substitute. They will probably be fearful
proposal in the next Tuesday.
Tuchel's men are well 10 points at the top of the Ligue 1 with
two games in hand on the teams below them as they prepare to welcome
half Bordeaux table at the Parc des Princes, and are also through the
quarter-finals of the French Cup.
However, they needed more time
beat the third-level Villefranche-sur-Saone 3-0 in the Cup
Wednesday, three days after seeing their unbeaten in the league this
season ended in a 2-1 defeat in Lyon.
They have been thrown out of the
League Cup fighting Guingamp in the quarterfinals last month, and
since then Paris has lost Neymar due to a metatarsal injury.
The Brazilian is not expected until the beginning of April, but concerns do not stop there.
analyze, look, look
increasingly irritated, Tuchel admitted after the Cup
midweek that some of his teams had played too much football in recent times
Saturday's match will be their ninth of 2019, and Tuchel has too small a team to rest some key players.
they lack reliable and high quality players, "said the German, offering a
explanation for the battles of his side against a minor opposition.
"We can not make the mistake of expecting too much from players like (Eric Maxim) Choupo-Moting, who have not played a lot".
it could be one of the richest clubs in the world, spending the two biggest ones
transfer expenses in the history of football to attract Neymar and Kylian Mbappe
2017, but the part owned by Qatar has not invested enough in other parts
of their team.
The midfield is the biggest concern, though
The Argentine international Leandro Paredes made his full debut against
Villefranche after signing from Zenit St. Petersburg for 47 million euros.
Adrien Rabiot is still frozen on his
refusal to sign a new contract, while Marco Verratti did not participate
three weeks because of an ankle injury.
He returned to training
at the start of this week, but it remains to be seen if he will be able to deal with it
Bordeaux. There are a few other options.
"Verratti did not succeed
finish the workout (on Tuesday). He had problems and we have to wait
to see if he can play against Bordeaux, "Tuchel said Wednesday night.
"He has a different problem now, but I do not know much."
Bordeaux is more a moral encouragement than an advantage
in the title race, with Lille focused on keeping second place
they go to the Guingamp cross-country club.
Impressive in beating PSG,
Lyon, third in the standings, are building a draw in the Champions League
Barcelona on 19 February. They go to Nice on Sunday.
At the other end of the table, the Monaco, in difficulty, pursues a second consecutive victory in the championship while visiting Montpellier.
fixtures (SA time)
Dijon v Marseille (21:45)
Paris Saint-Germain v Bordeaux (18:00), Amiens v Caen, Strasbourg v Angers (both 21:00)
against Monaco, Nantes against Nimes, Toulouse against Reims (all 16:00), Guingamp v
Lille, Rennes v Saint-Etienne (both 18:00), Nice v Lyon (22:00)