Shenzhen (China) (AFP)
The Brazilian Marquinhos, just back with the Paris SG after extended holidays due to Copa América, is titular to face Rennes at the Champions Trophy, Saturday in Shenzhen China.
Coach Thomas Tuchel has also chosen to field three rookies, central defender Abdou Diallo, and Spanish midfielders Ander Herrera and Pablo Sarabia, in an eleven close to his team, with Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappé.
Neymar and Julian Draxler, suspended, and Angel Di Maria, substitute, and Idrissa Gueye, the last signing of the summer, are missing.
In the cages, Alphonse Areola was preferred to Kevin Trapp, while the debate on the goalkeeper N.1 has not yet been decided, after the departure this summer of Gianluigi Buffon and the loan return of the German.
The arch-favorite PSG hopes to win against Rennes its seventh consecutive Champions Trophy.
Composition of the teams:
Paris SG: Areola - Miller, Kehrer, Diallo, Bernat - Sarabia, Marquinhos (Cape), Verratti, Herrera - Mbappé, Cavani
Rennes: Koubek - Gelin, Da Silva (Cape), Morel - Bourigeaud, Camavinga, Attic, Lea-Siliki, Maouassa - Hunou, Tait
Referee: Benoît Bastien
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