Paris Saint-Germain have had a mixed bag of results in the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season. Thomas Tuchel & Co. were handed a much-needed boost with the return of star player Neymar to the first team. Turkish giants Galatasaray will host PSG on matchday two in this year's UEFA Champions League campaign. Here is our take on how both teams will line-up for the encounter at the Turk Telekom Stadium on Tuesday night.
Thomas Tuchel will be delighted with the return of Kylian Mbappe to the starting line-up. The World Cup winner made his return from a hamstring injury when he came on as a substitute last weekend against Bordeaux. Mbappe will most probably be included in the starting XI on October 2, 2019. Meanwhile, Neymar will have to wait to make his first Champions League appearance as he serves the second of his two-match suspension for disrespecting match officials following PSG's last-16 loss to Manchester United last year. Edinson Cavani, Julian Draxler, Colin Dagba and Thilo Kehrer are all ruled out from the Galatasaray tie due to injury.
Turkish coach Fatih Terim will field a strong starting line-up for the home game against high-flying PSG. The home team will be without the services of Emre Akbaba as the midfielder recovers from a broken leg. New arrivals Mario Lemina, Steven N'Zonzi and Sofiane Feghouli are likely to be part of the starting line-up in Paris. Terim will hope that Radamel Falcao, a summer arrival from AS Monaco, will add to his tally of goals against the French champions.
Galatasaray predicted line-up
Fernando Muslera (Gk), Yuto Nagatomo, Marcao Teixeira, Christian Luyindama, Mariano, Ryan Babel, Mario Lemina, Steven N'Zonzi, Younes Belhanda, Sofiane Feghouli, Radamel Falcao.
Paris Saint-Germain predicted line-up:
Keylor Navas (GK), Thomas Meunier, Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Juan Bernat, Marco Verratti, Marquinhos, Idrissa Gueye, Pablo Sarabia, Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria.