With Lionel Messi at the start, Paris Saint-Germain will face Nice in the last 16 of the Coupe de France
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Lionel Messi He is the initiator of the fencing Paris Saint-Germain (Paris Saint-Germain) against him Nice for round 16 of French Cup disputed in Princes’ Garden. Box Mauricio Pochettino This obligation is faced without some key parts such as Kylian Mbappe s Neymar.

Although the Argentine superstar has had quite a bit of game time so far in 2022 (involved in the 4-0 win over Reims), this is the first game of the year that he’s starting and he’s done so with no less than the number 10. Back since then now Neymar He has not been called and in this competition the card holders must be numbered from 1 to 11.” “He has been training well this week, after a period of absence due to COVID, He played 30 minutes last week, and I think he’s in good shape to start Monday’s game against Nice.” Mauricio Pochettino confirmed.

flea Did not come out from the beginning of December 22 last year, when Paris Saint-Germain tied 1-1 with Lorient. Later, there was his year-end party parade and his trip to Argentina, when he was confirmed to have contracted the Covid-19 virus.

The person who is not even on the bench is the Spanish defender Sergio RamosWho suffers from a muscle injury in his right calf. “We can’t know the scope or how long it will take to train again,” Pochettino explained.

It is worth noting that In 15 days, PSG will have the most important match So far this year, in the Parc des Princes he will receive real Madrid Go of the knockout stages of the Champions League. By then, Neymar is already expected to be part of the offensive trident alongside Messi and Mbappe.

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As for today’s match against Nice, so far They met 74 times in the French championship. Paris Saint-Germain won 32 matches, while the visitors won 21 draws, in addition to another 21 draws. The last crossing between the two was on December 1, 2021 in the Parc des Princes, there Neither of them succeeded in converting and the match ended in a goalless draw.

Television: ESPN

StadiumPrinces’ Garden

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