Yard: Singapore National Stadium
Asia rate: 0.86 – 1/2:0 – 0.99
European rate: 3.60 – 3.65 – 2.05
PSG are trying to build an empire in France, but they have a long way to go before they become an even team from youth to first team. Obviously, PSG is not Cavani, Neymar or Thiago Silva is just the right name at ICC this time. Although Thomas Tuchel tried to “patch up”, the representative of France still revealed fatal weaknesses.
Needless to say, the defense was so high that PSG were constantly put in dangerous counter-attack situations by Arsenal. Without the excellence of goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon, PSG would have lost more than 5 goals. In this afternoon’s match, Tuchel will certainly make some adjustments in defense for PSG to play firmly again. However, the Saul, Koke or Gameiro on the other side of the front line are still ready to make Buffon suck the bitter fruit.
Unlike PSG, Diego Simeone is relatively satisfied with the current quality of personnel. They are absent from Griezmann, Diego Costa, the main strikers, but in return Simeone still does not feel too disadvantaged when there are familiar Angel Correa, Filipe Luis, Juanfran faces.
The Argentine coach’s task in today’s match continues to be to test and fix the holes of the students. He was modest before the ball rolled: “It is very important to confront a strong team like PSG before the new season. We will know what needs to be overcome.”
With PSG, maybe Tuchel and his students need to end the gloomy days with a victory to bid farewell to the Singapore audience with some good memories.
PSG: Thiago Silva, Thomas Meunier, Presnel Kimpembe, Angel Di Maria, Neymar, Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe (absent).
Atletico Madrid: Antoine Griezmann, Diego Costa, Koke, Filipe Luis, Diego Godin, Sime Vrsaljko and Thomas Lemar (absent).
– All the last 3 matches of PSG and the last 5 matches of Atletico have at least 1 goal in the first half.
– PSG have lost 4 matches in a row at the ICC. Specifically, they lost to Bayern Munich (1-3), Juventus (2-3), Tottenham (2-4) and Arsenal (1-5).
The two teams only met once and that match ended in a 1-1 draw
Expected starting lineup:
PSG: A. Areola, Yuri, T. Meunier, Marquinhos, P. Kimpembe, L. Diarra, T. Motta, Di Maria, A. Rabiot, C. Nkunku, T. Weah.
Atlético Madrid: J. Oblak, Juanfran, Filipe Luis, S. Savić, L. Hernández, Gabi, Vitolo, Saúl, Koke, Gameiro, Asia. Correa.
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Crouching Dragon | 23:44 July 29, 2018