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Champions League : PSG vs RB Leipzug Match Preview, Match Info, Team News

 

The 2021-22 UEFA Champions League has not been as easy as PSG fans initially expected, and even though they remain unbeaten, the team has failed to live up to the hype created around it due to their impressive summer transfer activity. With that in mind, the game between Pochettino's men and RB Leipzig seems like a prime chance to see what they are capable of against one of the toughest rivals in their group.

PSG will get to this game after claiming a last-gasp win against Angers last Friday, with Kylian Mbappé stepping up to score the game-winning goal due to Neymar and Lionel Messi's absence. Speaking about UEFA Champions League games, Pochettino's men drew their first match against Brugge, but their second clash saw them emerge victorious against Manchester City with a convincing two-nil win. 

It is yet to be seen what kind of squad Pochettino will field this Tuesday, although Lionel Messi and Neymar seem to be ready to play this game. The main doubt for PSG fans will be the availability of Sergio Ramos, who has been cleared to play after recovering from his injuries, but the Argentine tactician is yet to hand him his first call-up of the season.

On the other side of the pitch, RB Leipzig will try to turn their fortunes around when they make the trip to Paris. Jesse Marsch's men have lost both of their games in the ongoing UCL campaign, but the real cause for concern has to be their poor defensive record, since they have conceded eight times in two games. This game could be crucial to the team's chances of success in the tournament, and one more loss could also see their Europa League hopes fade away if they cannot collect three points.

Any chance of success the team may have will rely on Christopher Nkunku's performance, as the footballer has scored all of RB Leipzig's goals in the competition. Other notable players for RB Leipzig's hopes will be Emil Forsberg and Yussuf Poulsen, both with one assist to their names this season.

Here are a few facts and stats ahead of Tuesday's game between PSG and RB Leipzig.


PSG vs RB Leipzig - Who's in and who's out?


PSG - Doubtful: Leandro Paredes, Marquinhos, Neymar, Lionel Messi, Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos. Suspended: Angel Di Maria.

RB Leipzig - Injured: Marcel Halstenberg, Dani Olmo.


PSG vs RB Leipzig - Head-to-head stats


  • This will be the fourth UEFA Champions League game between these teams.

  • PSG have won two of their previous three games against RB Leipzig in this tournament, including a 3-0 win over the German side in the 2019-20 UCL semi-finals.

  • RB Leipzig's only win over Les Parisiens came during the group stage of the 2020-21 edition, a game that ended 2-1 in favor of the Red Bulls.

  • PSG have kept two clean sheets against RB Leipzig in their three meetings. On the other hand, RB Leipzig have never been able to maintain their goal intact in their three games against Les Parisiens.

  • Coach Mauricio Pochettino will face RB Leipzig for the first time in his coaching career. The same goes for RB Leipzig boss Jesse Marsch, who will also have his maiden game against PSG.

  • Curiously, this will also be the first clash between Pochettino and Marsch.

Broadcast info - Keiv vs Barcelona

In France: Free, RMC Sport en direct, Canal+ France, RMC Sport 1.

In Germany: DAZN, DAZN1.

In the U.S.: PrendeTV, Paramount+.

In Canada: DAZN.

In the U.K.: BT Sport 3, BT Sport App, BTSport.com.

In the Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Racing.

In Brazil: Estádio TNT Sports, GUIGO, HBO Max, TNT Brasil, TNT Go.

In Argentina: Star+, ESPN Sur.

In Mexico: HBO Max.

In Australia: Stan Sport.

PSG vs RB Leipzig Broadcast Information

Kick-off time: Tuesday 19 October 3:00pm ET / 8:00pm BST / 9:00pm CET
Stadium: Parc des Princes (Paris)
Australia: Stan Sport
Canada: DAZN
France: Free, RMC Sport 1, RMC Sport en direct, Canal+ France
Germany: DAZN, DAZN1
India: JioTV, Sony LIV
Indonesia: Vidio
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Racing
Nigeria: DStv Now, SuperSport Variety Nigeria, Canal+ Sport 3 Afrique
Portugal: Eleven Sports 3 Portugal
Spain: Movistar Liga de Campeones 3, Movistar+
Turkey: Exxen
United Kingdom: BT Sport App, LiveScore App, BTSport.com, BT Sport 3
United States: Paramount+, PrendeTV

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