Club Brugge have to play against one of the most expensive teams in the world tonight. The Qatari owners of Paris Saint-Germain have once again pulled out their thick portfolio this summer. With a dream team as a result.
Goalkeeper: Gianluigi Donnarumma (new)
With Keylor Navas, PSG already had an experienced keeper in the house in recent seasons, but this summer Gianluigi Donnarumma (22) joined the team. At the European Championship, the Italian became player of the tournament.
Right back: Achraf Hakimi (new)
Also new in the French capital is Achraf Hakimi (22). PSG stole the Morocco international from Inter in front of Chelsea. Cost: at least 60 million euros.
Central defender: Sergio Ramos (new)
Sergio Ramos did not cost anything. The experienced Spaniard was at the end of his contract with Real Madrid.
At 35, Ramos has become an injury prone player. He is currently recovering from a calf problem.
Sergio Ramos signed for 2 seasons in Paris.
Central defender: Marquinhos
In ideal conditions, Sergio Ramos will play in the back with Marquinhos. The 27-year-old Brazilian is a permanent fixture at PSG. Ramos may even address him as “captain”.
PSG captain Marquinhos.
Left back: Juan Bernat
The Spaniard Juan Bernat (ex-Valencia and -Bayern) has also been playing football in the French capital for some time. You will not see him at work in Bruges. Bernat has only just recovered from a serious knee injury.
PSG had hoped to sign Theo Hernandez as a replacement, but the Frenchman has remained in Milan. And so Abdou Diallo (ex-Zulte Waregem) will more than likely play another match in our country.
Central midfielder: Georginio Wijnaldum (new)
Georginio Wijnaldum (30) is new in midfield. The Dutchman was at the end of his contract with Liverpool and could go to Barcelona, but when PSG waved a hefty payslip, he opted for Paris.
Georginio Wijnaldum in the Orange shirt.
Central midfielder: Marco Verratti
Marco Verratti (28) is a loyal pawn in Paris. The Italian midfielder has started his 10th season with PSG.
Verratti will have to miss the kick-off of the new Champions League campaign. The European champion is struggling with his knee.
Marco Verratti is struggling with a knee injury.
Right Winger: Angel Di Maria
Angel Di Maria (33) is also well known in Paris. The Argentinian has been wearing the PSG shirt for 6 years.
Di Maria will not play against Club Brugge. He is serving a suspension.
Left Winger: Neymar Jr.
Now we come to the biggest stars of PSG. Brazilian star player Neymar (29) has been playing football for the French superpower since 2017. PSG transferred a record amount of 222 million euros to Barcelona at the time.
Neymar doubted his future in Paris more than once, but now that his buddy is playing there too…
Brazilian joy in Paris: Neymar and Marquinhos.
Shadow striker: Lionel Messi (new)
Neymar’s buddy and the transfer of the summer is synonymous with Lionel Messi (34). PSG gladly relieved Barcelona of the large wage burden.
Club Brugge will get the scoop tonight: the superstar will play his very first Champions League match in the PSG shirt. With his buddy Neymar, that can give sparks.
Spits: Kylian Mbappé
The man with the highest market value is at the very front. At 22, Kylian Mbappé has a price tag of 160 million euros on his shirt.
Real Madrid would have liked to see the French striker completely in white, but for now his shirt is still white, blue and red.