Lionel Messi’s PSG faces a harmful RB Leipzig aspect that has floor to make up on the halfway level of the UEFA Champions League group stage. The Parisian aspect is undefeated and sitting in first place after the primary two matches, however Leipzig is on the backside and determined to choose up its first factors.
PSG has solely suffered one loss in its previous 12 matches throughout all competitions, and so a win on the Parc des Princes might be a troublesome proposition for Leipzig. The excellent news for the German aspect coached by American Jesse Marsch is that Neymar (adductor), Angel Di Maria (suspension), Mauro Icardo (coach’s choice) and Leandro Paredes (quad) will all miss out for PSG.
Another American, midfielder Tyler Adams, is predicted to function within the match after being rested over the weekend. Leipzig’s star of the primary two months of the season is former PSG academy product Christopher Nkunku, who scored a hat trick in opposition to Manchester City within the group-stage opener. He has stayed scorching with 9 targets in 11 appearances throughout all competitions.
These two sides have some latest historical past between them: This is the third straight Champions League event during which they may meet. Each workforce gained its house recreation in final version’s group stage, whereas PSG got here out on prime within the 2020 Champions League semifinals.
Sporting News might be following the occasion live and offering rating updates, commentary and highlights as they occur.
PSG vs. RB Leipzig live rating
PSG — Kylian Mbappe — ninth min.
LEI – Andre Silva (Angelino) – twenty eighth min.
(All occasions Eastern)
forty sixth min.: Second half is underway. No modifications.
Halftime: PSG 1, RB Leipzig 1
Halftime: It’s the standard PSG efficiency this yr: They have moments of pure brilliance, however they don’t seem to be sturdy sufficient to take the stranglehold of a recreation. Kylian Mbappe is the most effective participant on the sphere and he obtained the breakthrough objective on a solo run, however PSG cannot often create assaults and hazard. That’s not the case with RB Leipzig, which has succeeded in turning the ball over after which has clear concepts and actions within the assault. This PSG protection may be uncovered. All to play for within the second half. While we wait, get pleasure from this Mbappe talent transfer.
forty second min.: Nkunku comes shut! On a fast transition, he reveals off his talent close to the highest of the field and fires the right-footed shot simply large with a defender in his face. He’s been harmful.
forty first min.: Great defensive play by Leipzig’s Willi Orban who pokes the ball away from Mbappe within the field. Nothing comes of the PSG nook.
thirty sixth min.: Leipzig is having success at forcing turnovers in midfield with its press. As lengthy as they will include Mbappe, it does not appear like different PSG gamers are set to pose any hazard.
twenty eighth min.: And there’s the equalizer! Leipzig carve up PSG’s again line, change the purpose of assault to the left and Angelino delivers a improbable cross to the far submit the place Andre Silva scores first time.
twenty seventh min.: Leipzig hit the submit! Andre Silva with the wonderful management and shot within the field and Keylor Navas was beat. The ball goes off the bottom of the appropriate submit. PSG appears passive now and Leipzig taking benefit.
twenty fifth min.: Free kick for Leipzig into the field and PSG captain Marquinhos has to clear over the bar! That was harmful. PSG clears the nook kick, too.
twenty third min.: PSG appear to be stress-free after taking the lead. Mbappe and Messi try the give-and-go into the Leipzig field, however Leipzig’s goalkeeper comes out to snag it.
Kylian Mbappé has been concerned in his fortieth objective within the Champions League since he joined Paris in 2017/18 (22 targets, 18 assists), solely Robert Lewandowski has been extra decisive within the competitors over that interval (43). Machine. #PSGRBL pic.twitter.com/PBCnSANcbf
— OptaJean (@OptaJean) October 19, 2021
nineteenth min.: Willi Orban picks up a yellow for placing the block on Mbappe earlier than he may dash once more. Learned his lesson the primary time.
ninth min.: Mbappe! PSG leads 1-0. He makes a solo run on the final defender Orban and fires a low shot previous the ‘keeper. He’s unstoppable.
eighth min.: Both groups going blow for blow to start out. Navas has to go down low to cease a cross from the appropriate.
seventh min.: Julian Draxler stretches to fulfill a cross into the field and his redirection almost places the ball on internet.
third min.: What an opportunity for RB Leipzig! Christopher Nkunku was indecisive and served the ball late to teammate Konrad Laimer within the field. His shot was saved by Keylor Navas. On the following nook, Tyler Adams’ header is off the goal.
1st min.: Kylian Mbappe with the run down the left and RB Leipzig can barely catch up. His cross from the left goes throughout the field. His teammates could not catch up both.
1st min.: We’re off. PSG kicks off.
3:00 p.m. ET: The scenes from the Parc des Princes:
2:57 p.m. ET: Teams are within the tunnel able to take the sphere.
2:38 p.m. ET: This has obtained to heat your coronary heart: Messi & Ronaldinho reunited.
2:30 p.m. ET: Looks like warmups are taking place:
2:25 p.m. ET: The RB Leipzig star participant everybody may have their eyes on (9 targets in 11 appearances):
2:05 p.m. ET: Look who’s available for the match in Paris: Ex-PSG star Ronaldinho.
🗣💬 “Pour moi c’est beaucoup d’émotions d’être au Parc. Les gens sont encore très aimables avec moi”
— After Foot RMC (@AfterRMC) October 19, 2021
PSG vs. RB Leipzig: Starting lineups
Without Neymar (adductor) and Angel Di Maria (suspended), supervisor Mauricio Pochettino would usually be anticipated to subject Mauro Icardi at heart ahead flanked by Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi. But the non-public points that pressured Icardi to overlook a few coaching classes have additionally value him a spot within the squad. Julian Draxler will workforce up with Mbappe and Messi on the ahead line.
PSG beginning lineup (4-3-3, left to proper): 1-Keylor Navas-GK — 25-Nuno Mendes, 3-Presnel Kimpembe, 5-Marquinhos, 2-Achraf Hakimi — 27-Idrissa Gueye, 6-Marco Verratti, 21-Ander Herrera — 23-Julian Draxler, 7-Kylian Mbappe, 30-Lionel Messi
PSG subs (10): 50-Gigi Donnarumma-GK, 60-Alexandre Letellier, 24-Thilo Kehrer, 22-Abdou Diallo, 20-Layvin Kurzawa, 17-Collin Dagba, 39-Nathan Bitumazala, 15-Danilo Pereira, 18-Georginio Wijnaldum, 28-Eric Junior Dina Ebimbe
Interesting modifications launched by RB Leipzig supervisor Jesse Marsch, who has switched up the ahead trio. Instead of the same old Forsberg-Poulsen-Nkunku line, he provides Andre Silva the beginning. Tyler Adams can also be again within the beginning lineup after being rested over the weekend.
RB Leipzig beginning lineup (3-4-3, left to proper): 1-Peter Gulacsi-GK — 16-Lukas Klostermann, 4-Willi Orban, 2-Mohamed Simakan — 3-Angelino, 27-Konrad Laimer, 8-Amadou Haidara, 14-Tyler Adams — 22-Nordi Mukiele, 33-Andre Silva, 18-Christopher Nkunku
RB Leipzig subs (8): 31-Josep Martinez-GK, 32-Josko Gvardiol, 39-Benjamin Heinrichs, 44-Kevin Kampl, 17-Dominik Szoboszlai, 26-Ilaix Moriba, 10-Emil Forsberg, 9-Yussuf Poulsen
How to look at PSG vs. RB Leipzig
- Date: Tues, Oct. 19
- Time: 3 p.m. ET
- TV Channel: none
- Streaming (USA): Paramount+, PrendeTV
- Streaming (Canada): DAZN
Lionel Messi’s third Champions League match with Paris Saint-Germain might be accessible solely by way of streaming. Paramount+ may have the English-language stream of the match, whereas Univision’s free streaming platform PrendeTV will carry the Spanish-language broadcast.
DAZN has the UEFA Champions League rights in Canada and can stream the match for subscribers.