SL Benfica and Paris Saint-Germain meet at Estadio da Luz in Lisbon on Wednesday because the pinnacle facets in UEFA Champions League Group H. Both groups are unbeaten to this point this season and the pair additionally have 100% facts in Europe to this point this campaign.
Benfica vs PSG UCL Round 3
Benfica are on the pinnacle of the Primeira Liga standings in the interim and were in astonishing shape this season. The Portuguese outfit turned into held to a zero-zero stalemate with the aid of using Vitoria SC over the weekend and could want to be at their first-class to win this match.
PSG also are presently on the pinnacle of the Ligue 1 desk and were extremely good below Christophe Galtier this year. The reigning French champions edged Nice to an essential 2-1 victory of their preceding recreation and could appearance to take it up a notch this week.
- Competition: Champions League
- Round: 3
- Avenue: Estadio da Luz
- Temp: 28°C
- Referee: Jesus Gil Manzano
- Group: H
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Benfica are nonetheless operating across the absence of Morato, however Joao Victor and Lucas Verissimo ought to each be at Schmidt`s disposal following their respective comebacks from injury.
The hosts’ protecting alternatives have consequently acquired a vast enhance beforehand of the contest, however 18-year-antique Antonio Silva ought to hold to guy the backline with Nicolas Otamendi for the time being.
Julian Draxler might be in line for a few mins in opposition to his figure membership if Schmidt rotates his attacking resources, however the hosts may also in the long run stay with an unaltered XI from the weekend, with all eleven gamers who commenced Saturday’s recreation presenting from the off withinside the win over Juventus.
As for PSG, the injury-plagued Renato Sanches simply can’t trap a damage at the health front, as he turned into most effective at the pitch for sixteen mins in opposition to Nice as an alternative earlier than being pressured off with a groin injury – becoming a member of Presnel Kimpembe at the sidelines, however Marco Verratti is now returned withinside the squad.
Even if Verratti is most effective taken into consideration for an area at the bench, Galtier continues to be blessed with alternatives in midfield and might don’t forget swapping Fabian Ruiz out for the bodily Danilo Pereira here.
Ekitike is likewise certain to make manner for the returning Mbappe, who wishes simply one extra strike to end up PSG’s all-time document goalscorer withinside the Champions League, with the Frenchman and Edinson Cavani presently stage on 30 apiece.
Predicted Starting XI
Benfica possible starting lineup: Vlachodimos; Bah, A. Silva, Otamendi- Grimaldo; Florentino, Fernandez- Neres, R. Silva- Mario; Ramos
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup: Donnarumma; Mukiele, Marquinhos- Ramos; Hakimi, Pereira- Vitinha; Mendes; Messi; Mbappe- Neymar