Real Sociedad v PSG: UEFA Champions League Round Of 16 Match,Team News,Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 04-03-2024 10:49 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
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Date: Tuesday 5th March, 2024
Time: 9:00 pm
Stadium Reale Arena
Referee  Michael Oliver (England)
Goal Scorer:

Real Sociedad
The home team will be without the services of Martin Merquelanz, Alvaro Odriozola, Aihen Munoz and Carlos Fernandez. Meanwhile, Ander Barrenetxea could be back in time for this fixture.

Real Sociedad do have a boost as Aritz Elustondo is back available having served his suspension in the first leg. Imanol Alguacil had rotated his team in their 3-2 defeat against Sevilla in their last outing. He had rested his key players and will now look to revert to the preferred XI.

They will go ahead with the 4-3-3 formation, where Alex Remiro will be in goal. Hamari Traore and Javi Galan will feature in the full-back roles, while Igor Zubeldia and Robin Le Normand will take charge in the heart of the defence.

The back four will have to ensure they keep things tight at the back and do not let PSG add to their 2-0 lead. Martin Zubimendi will be the defensive midfielder. He will look to shield the backline and control the tempo of the game with the help of Mikel Merino and Brais Mendez who will feature alongside him in the centre of the park.

In attack, Takefusa Kubo and Mikel Oyarzabal will provide the width. They will start on the flanks and will look to create opportunities for their striker André Silva.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Remiro; Traore, Zubeldia, Le Normand, Galan; Mendez, Zubimendi, Merino; Kubo, Silva, Oyarzabal

The visitors will be without the services of Milan Skriniar, Sergio Rico, Layvin Kurzawa, Danilo Pereira, and Presnel Kimpembe for this fixture.

Meanwhile, Marco Asensio is unlikely to be available for this fixture after getting subbed off because of thigh concern in the first half of their last outing. But, they do have a boost as Marquinhos will be back in the mix after being rested last time out.

Kylian Mbappe has been subbed off on multiple occasions in the recent past as PSG prepare for life without the French international. But, it will still be a surprise to not see him start a Champions League fixture.

PSG will also line up in a 4-3-3 formation, where Gianluigi Donnarumma will be in goal. Achraf Hakimi and Nuno Mendes will be the full-backs. In the heart of the defence, Marquinhos will start alongside Lucas Hernandez.

Hakimi and Mendes will look to join the attack and use their pace to cause problems for the home team, while the centre-back pairing will have the support of Manuel Ugarte who will feature as the defensive midfielder. Warren Zaire-Emery and Vitinha will be in support of Ugarte.

In attack, with Asensio out, Bradley Barcola will take charge on the left flank, while Ousmane Dembele will feature on the right. Kylian Mbappe should be leading the line but just in case they decide to bench him, Randal Kolo Muani could be deployed up top.

Probable Lineup (4-3-3): Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Hernandez, Mendes; Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Vitinha; Dembele, Mbappe, Barcola
Prediction: Real Sociedad 1-2 Paris Saint-Germain

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