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Champions League : Paris Saint German Vs Manchester United Match Preview, Line Up, Live Info

PSG Vs Manchester United
SCHEDULE
TIME
MATCH :
Paris Saint German
 V/s
Manchester United
(UEFA Champions League)
DATE:
21-10-2020
TIME:
12.30 AM IST (UTC +5:30)
STADIUM:
   Parc Des Princes

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PSG [1]-[2] MANCHESTER UNITED
Man Of The Match - Bruno Fernandes
  Lineup
Paris Saint German
Paris Saint German XI:
Navas, Florenzi, Kimpembe, Diallo, Kurzawa, Danilo, Gueye, Herrera, Di María, Neymar, Mbappé.
 Lineup
Manchester United
Manchester United XI:
De Gea, Wan-Bissaka, Lindelof, Tuanzebe, Shaw, Telles, Fred, McTominay, Fernandes, Rashford, Martial..


Match Preview


Manchester United return to Champions League action with a trip to face last season's runners-up on Tuesday night as Paris Saint-Germain welcome Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side to the Parc des Princes for their Group H encounter.
United made it all the way to the semi-finals of the Europa League in 2019-20, while PSG saw their dreams of European glory ended by Bayern Munich in Lisbon.
Manchester United's return to the top table of European football could hardly get off to a more difficult start, but they have relatively recent history from which to draw optimism.
Few gave them any chance of picking up a result when the two sides last met in March 2019, with United travelling to the French capital for the second leg of that last 16 showdown having been beaten 2-0 at Old Trafford in the first leg.
However, a 3-1 victory in Paris secured Man United's place in the quarter-finals, with Marcus Rashford's contentious 94th-minute penalty securing one of his boyhood club's greatest nights since the departure of Sir Alex Ferguson.
Certainly, it must rank as Solskjaer's greatest night in management, and it is widely regarded as the result which earned him the full-time role at Old Trafford.
The Norwegian has seen that role come under scrutiny on numerous occasions since - not least following the 6-1 home defeat at the hands of Tottenham Hotspur earlier this month - but he remains at the helm more than a year and a half later as United once again make the hop over to France.
The Red Devils bounced back from their Spurs humiliation with a 4-1 triumph at Newcastle United on Saturday, making it 13 goals and four wins from four on their travels so far this season - a far cry from their struggles at home.
Indeed, while three of their four goals at St James' Park came after the 85th minute to paint a somewhat misleading look of comfort to the scoreline, Man United travel to Paris having won their last nine away games across all competitions, while they are unbeaten in 17 stretching back to January.
An upcoming run of home games against Chelsea, RB Leipzig and Arsenal in succession may not exactly be welcome, then, but first they face arguably the toughest test of the lot against PSG.
Man United's last visit to the Parc des Prince is the only one of their last five Champions League games in which they have avoided defeat, and another loss on Tuesday would see them lose three successive matches in the competition for only the second time ever.
The omens are better when it comes to their Champions League curtain-raisers, having only been beaten in their opening match of the competition twice before - against Juventus in 1996-97, when incidentally Solskjaer made his debut, and against PSV Eindhoven in 2015-16.
For PSG, the visit of the three-time European champions will evoke memories of one of their many heartbreaking failures to reach the top of the mountain themselves.
The latest of those came less than two months before they kick off this campaign, with former player Kingsley Coman coming back to haunt the perennial French champions in August's final against Bayern.
As difficult as it is to lose in the final of the competition they want to win more than any other, their journey to Lisbon at least showed progress, seemingly overcoming a mental block which had prevented them from making it past the quarter-finals since 1995.
With their ultimate prize having been snatched away when it was within their grasp, PSG will be more determined than ever to finally have their name etched on the famous trophy and, with such a star-studded squad headlined by the two most expensive players ever, it is no surprise that they go into the campaign among the favourites to win it all.
Thomas Tuchel's side have certainly not been handed an easy task with a group including Man United, last season's semi-finalists RB Leipzig and Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir, but they will be expected to progress as group winners nonetheless.
PSG have only ever lost seven of their 53 home Champions League games and have not conceded a goal in four successive such wins since Man United last visited. The Red Devils, incidentally, are looking to become the first visiting team to beat PSG twice at home in the Champions League.
Not since December 2004 have they lost a group game on home turf either - a 24-match run which includes 19 wins.
Domestically PSG also come into this match in predictably dominant form, having overcome an incredibly short pre-season, a minor Champions League hangover and the loss of most of their key players in the opening weeks of the season.
The champions were beaten 1-0 in both of their opening two Ligue 1 games of the campaign, but have since risen back to their customary place at the top of the standings with five wins from five, scoring 16 goals and conceding just one in the process.
Tuchel even had the luxury of resting a host of his star names for Friday night's 4-0 win at Nimes, when Kylian Mbappe scored twice and PSG rarely got out of second gear against hosts who had to play with 10 men for 78 minutes.


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PSG  [ 2 ] - [ 1 ]  MANCHESTER UNITED


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