28 August 2021, 13:29
French Ligue 1 fixture, Stade de Reims vs. Paris Saint-Germain F.C. kicks off at 19:45 (GMT+1) on Sunday, August 29 at the Stade Auguste-Delaune II.
Preview Reims Ligue 1, Aug 29, 2021
Preview Stade de Reims will be coming off the back of Sunday's 1-1 draw against F.C. Metz on their trip to the Stade Saint-Symphorien. Marshall Munetsi (7') gave Reims the lead in the opening minutes before Habib Maiga (14') equalized for Metz minutes later. Yet to pick up a win since the opening day of the season, Reims remain in 12th place with 3 points after 0W, 3D & 0L. A victory over the nine-time French champions looks unlikely for Reims but coach, Óscar García would be delighted with yet another draw. Known to be attacking minded, the possibility of seeing three at the back once again in a 3—4—3 formation appears to be high. On availability, Arbër Zeneli faces a long spell on the sidelines after picking up a cruciate ligament rupture. Meanwhile, centre-forward Anastasios Donis looks doubtful for this Match Day 4 fixture due to a hamstring injury.
Preview Paris Saint Germain Ligue 1, Aug 29, 2021
Preview According to the latest reports from MARCA, Kylian Mbappe will be departing PSG for Real Madrid. The reports reveal PSG's acceptance on Madrid's €170M bid for the skilful forward. An announcement from Real Madrid is set to follow in the coming hours. On Thursday, the Paris based club was selected alongside F.C. Bayern Munich, Benfica and Dynamo Kyiv in UEFA Champions League Group E. The upcoming UEFA Champions League round of fixtures, - Match Day 1 is slated for mid-September. Meanwhile, PSG returns to Ligue 1 action behind the 4-2 victory over Stade Brestois 29. Goals from Ander Herrera (23'), Kylian Mbappe Lottin (36'), Idrissa Gana Gueye (73') and Angel Di Maria (90') saw PSG pick up the three points. The comfortable victory sees them in 1st place and at the top of the table with 9 points after three games: 3W, 0D & 0L. Being the highest scoring side at the end of Match Day 3, - 10 goals, they are left with a G.D. of +5 after conceding five. A win for Mauricio Pochettino would keep PSG at the top ahead of the upcoming international break. Messi is expected to make the long-awaited debut against Brest on Sunday. Pochettino could line up a 4—3—1—2 formation which could see Lionel Messi behind the two strikers. On availability, Neymar remains doubtful due to fitness problems while Sergio Ramos could be out until after the international break due to a calf injury. Juan Bernat is up for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after picking up a cruciate ligament rupture.