After the start of French football with PSG’s victory against Nantes for the French Super Cup, now the local tournament returns this weekend. In this competition, for the first date, the set of Leo Messi this Saturday with his visit to Clermont, which was one of the worst teams in the last campaign. Write down the schedules, formations and where to watch the game.
Messi comes from being chosen as the man of the match in the French Super Cup.
At what time do Clermont – PSG play?
The match will be played this Saturday, August 6 from 4:00 p.m. (Argentine time), at the Stade Gabriel Montpied. The main referee will be Jeremy Stinat, who will be assisted by François Boudikian and Cristophe Mouysset. For his part, the fourth referee will be Robin Chapapria.
Where to see Clermont – PSG?
This duel will be broadcast on the screen of ESPN. In any case, as always, you will be able to follow the game minute by minute on the website of Ole.
How is Clermont doing?
The group led by Pascal Gastian He comes from a weak campaign in which he finished in 17th place. In this he accumulated nine wins, nine draws and 20 losses which left it only five units away from relegation to the Second Division.
A complicated duel is coming for Clermont since, in their previous clashes with the Paris team, the record does not favor them at all. This is because in the last two clashes they had, they were defeated by a landslide. It was first in September 2021, which they lost 4-0, and then in April of this year, which suffered a tough 6-1 in which Messi made three assists and was unstoppable.
The last confrontation between the clubs was in April 2022. (Photo: THIERRY ZOCCOLAN / AFP)
How does PSG arrive?
The club has just started the Galtier era in the best way, since they took Nantes ahead and thrashed them 4-0 to win the French Super Cup. Now he hopes to start the tournament to validate the title he has just won, when he was crowned champion four dates in advance, in a league that he has been dominating for several years.
As for the assembly of the team for Saturday, the DT will not have the presence of Kylian Mbappe due to discomfort in the adductors. Then, about the Argentines who could play, Lionel Messi appears in the coach’s call and Leandro Paredes, but not Mauro Icardi.
Mbappé is left out of PSG’s starting 11 again. (Photo: Pascal GUYOT / AFP)
In the starting 11 there will be one very similar to the one from the last match they played, in which once again the Argentine star would share the lead together with Neymar Y Sarabia.
Finally, Galtier recently announced that this year it will have the presence of Renato Sanchez in his midfield. The 25-year-old Portuguese arrives from Lille and the DT has already assured that he can complement himself well with Marco Verratti Y Vitinha.
Renato Sanches, the new reinforcement of PSG. (Photo: REUTERS)
Despite the departure of Angel Di Maria to Juventus and the very likely departure of Paredes to the same clubPSG promises a lot in a season in which they will once again fight for the local tournament, the League Cup and the Champions Leaguethe great objective of the club.
Clermont: Mory Diaw; Alidu Seidu, Mateusz Wieteska, Florent Ogier, Neto Borges; Maxime Gonalons, Johan Gastien; Jim Allevinah, Saîf-Eddine Khaoui, Elbasan Rashani; Komnen Andric. DT: Pascal Gastien.
PSG: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe; Achraf Hakimi, Marco Verratti, Vitinha, Nuno Mendes; Lionel Messi, Pablo Sarabia and Neymar. DT: Christophe Galtier.