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The PSG’s lightning duo is back. For the first time in the season Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. are lined up for the match against FC Nantes (9:05 pm) for the 16th day of the championship.
The star duo Neymar-Kylian Mbappé was started by the Paris SG coach Thomas Tuchel for the first time this season, Wednesday against Nantes (21:05), according to the official composition. The two stars have almost never been available at the same time since August, between the sidelining of the Brazilian end of transfer window when his eventual transfer was not settled, the injury to a thigh of the French in September, then that of his teammate in October-November.
At Santiago-Bernabeu Stadium last Tuesday (2-2), the two men played only the second period together, Neymar not being tenured. The German coach has this time offered them a chance at the start of the match, which has the effect of relegating Mauro Icardi on the bench.
Indeed, Angel Di Maria completes the attack trio for this 16th day, where PSG hopes to take a five-point advantage over his runner-up, Marseille. In the middle, in the absence of Marco Verratti, injured like Ander Herrera, Tuchel chose to align Marquinhos, Julian Draxler and Idrissa Gueye. In defense, Abdou Diallo was appointed to support the captain Thiago Silva, solution to the suspension of Presnel Kimpembe. And Juan Bernat is surprisingly preserved, for the benefit of Layvin Kurzawa.
Paris SG: Navas – Miller, Thiago Silva (cap.), Diallo, Kurzawa – Draxler, Marquinhos, Gueye – Di Maria, Mbappé, Neymar
Nantes: Lafont – Appiah, Girotto, Pallois (cap.), C. Traore – Louza, Abeid – Bamba, Blas, Simon – Youan.