Sports Mole previewed the Trophée des Champions clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Nantes on Sunday, including predictions, team news and potential lineups.
The first trophy of the French football season is to be held on Sunday Paris Saint Germain Take Nantes At the Trophée des Champions at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv.
Les Parisiens captured the Ligue 1 title in the 2021–22 season, but Nantes sadly marked their meteoric rise to glory in the Coupe de France.
Couldn’t even save a Ligue 1 title Mauricio PochettinoBacon at the Parc des Princes, despite ending Lille’s short-lived reign of dominance at the top of the French game, Argentina were given their marching orders by a trigger-happy board.
after failing in his efforts to bring Zinedine Zidane For the club, PSG chose to hire the man who overtook them for the 2020–21 Ligue 1 title with Lille, and Christophe GaultierIts impact is felt immediately in the hotseat.
Les Parisiens began their pre-season tour in Japan and recorded three consecutive victories against Kawasaki Frontale, Urawa Red Diamonds and Gamba Osaka, as well as a straight 2–0 training ground victory over Cavili-Ruen.
Gaultier, the former Nice and Saint-Etienne head coach, has experimented with a 3-4-1-2 setup in the pre-season to end PSG’s humiliating Champions League exit, and the star of Les Parisiens- The studded attack enjoyed the new system with 13 goals in four pre-season games so far.
nordi mukile, Hugo Akitike And vitinhathe arrival of that new football advisor Luis Campos There is already planning for the future, and winning his eighth Trophée des Champions since 2013 would be an ideal way for Gaultier to start his PSG career.
Nantes head coach Antoine Comboure PSG have already been there in the dugout and done it all before, but the former Paris boss is currently making waves with Nantes, who added the 2021-22 Coupe de France to their trophy collection in the previous stint.
After PSG’s crown defense was eliminated by Nice, Nantes managed to beat the Gaultier-led Eglon in the final with a 47th minute finish. ludovic blas Enough penalty to propel Les Canaris to victory at the Stade de France.
At the end of the 2020–21 season, Nantes were forced to salvage their Ligue 1 position in the promotion/relegation playoffs, but in the final stint, Comboure steadied ship and saw their organization finish ninth in the top flight. while their Coupe de France crown also earned them a place in the Europa League.
A mixed bag of pre-season results have seen Nantes lose to Guangamp and Rennes, beating Caen and Lorient, and the only two Trophée des Champions successes to the name of Les Canaris, having won the 1999 and 2001 editions.
Furthermore, Nantes has proved to be a bogus team for PSG in recent times, as Les Canaris have won two of their last three Ligue 1 clashes with the defending champions, but Gaultier individual after an over from Comboure. Will be out for revenge. Him last year in the Coupe de France.
Paris Saint-Germain Pre-Season Form:
Nantes Pre-Season Form:
The big story of the PSG camp for the Trophée des Champions is the undeniable suspension Kian Mbappe, which would serve a one-game ban for the accumulation of bookings at the end of last season. Hugo Akitike has also been dropped from the team, so Mauro Icardi may very well be given the chance to lead the line along neymar,
Gaultier is not reported to have worked with any injury concerns for Sunday’s Super Cup tie, and should be involved in the three-man defense. presnell kimpembe, marquinhos And Sergio Ramoswith Achraf Hakimi Also, Mukilee has been kept out of the team for now.
Withinha has already cemented his place in the PSG midfield, where he should join Marco Veratti Amidst the speculation around Idrisa Gaye, Georginio Wijnaldum And Leandro ParedesThe promise
Meanwhile, Nantes is still waiting for the left-back Charles Traore To recover from his ACL rupture, and was forced to essentially say goodbye to Les Canaris Randall Kolo Muaniwho joined Eintracht Frankfurt on a free transfer.
In response, Kombouare is brought in Mustafa Mohammed And Evan Gesend on loan from Galatasaray and Nice respectively, while warts sisko Has returned to his homeland even after leaving Watford for a £1.8m fee.
top class goalkeeper alban lafonte Still on the books and will start from here, while Traore’s injury means more opportunities for the 20-year-old Quentin Merlin on the left hand side.
Paris Saint-Germain Possible Starting Lineup:
Donnarumma; Kimpembe, Ramos, Marquinhos; Hakimi, Veratti, Vitinha, Mendes; Messi; Icardi, Neymar
Nantes possible starting lineup:
Lafont; Castelletto, Pallois, Girotto; Corchia, Sissoko, Moutousamy, Merlin; Blass, Simon; Mohamed
We say: Paris Saint-Germain 2-0 Nantes
Losing such an impressive attacking outlet in Colo Muni is a bitter blow for Nantes, but likewise, PSG will have to find a way to fold their attacking authority without Mbappe.
Comboure’s side has displayed some impressive defensive flexibility in the pre-season, but Gaultier’s revamped side still has the creative knack to get their hands on the Trophée des Champions for the 11th time.
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