Paris SG Vs Strasbourg Reddit Score 29/04/2022
Newly-crowned Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain will be bidding to record their 25th league victory of the campaign when they travel to Strasbourg on Friday night. PSG’s 1-1 draw with Lens on Saturday proved enough for the capital giants to win the title, while European hopefuls Strasbourg are currently sixth in the table with four matches left. Strasbourg have punched above their weight in Ligue 1 this season, with a total of 56 points from 34 matches leaving them in sixth spot in the table, just one point behind fifth-placed Nice in the fight to qualify for the 2022-23 Europa League, while they are just three points behind fourth-placed Monaco. Le Racing have finished 15th, 11th, 10th and 15th in France’s top flight since earning promotion back to this level, it would be some story if they managed to secure a European finish in Ligue 1. Julien Stephan’s side will enter Friday’s contest off the back of a 1-0 defeat at Lille on Sunday, with Zeki Celik deciding the match in the 87th minute to snatch a valuable point away from the visitors.
Strasbourg have been excellent at home in France’s top flight this term, collecting 34 points from their 17 matches, with only PSG (47) and Rennes (37) boasting superior records at this stage. The Blue and Whites have lost 16 of their last 23 matches against PSG, though, including each of the last four, with the reigning champions netting four times in their last three games versus their opponents here. PSG, meanwhile, won Ligue 1 on Saturday courtesy of their 1-1 draw against Lens, with the point moving them onto 78 points from their 34 league matches during the 2021-22 campaign. The capital giants have now won eight of the last 10 Ligue 1 titles, only being denied by Monaco (2017) and Lille (2021) during that period of time, and they have secured the trophy a record-equalling 10th time.
Reclaiming the French title must be seen as a huge positive, but they have fallen short in their two domestic cup competitions this term and were eliminated by Real Madrid in the last-16 stage of the Champions League, which is the trophy that the club really wanted to win this season. Mauricio Pochettino’s future as head coach is far from secure, while there is currently friction between some of the supporters and the players, and it will be interesting to see what happens during this summer’s transfer window, especially as Kylian Mbappe’s future is still unclear.
PSG are not under any pressure heading into their final four matches of the season against Strasbourg, Troyes, Montpellier and Metz, but they will want to remain professional and finish the campaign with as many points as possible. Strasbourg will again be missing Dimitri Lienard, Jean-Eudes Aholou, Nordine Kandil, Marvin Elimbi, Abdul Majeed Waris and Ismael Doukoure on Friday night. The home side did not pick up any fresh issues against Lille last time out, though, and it would not be a surprise to see the same starting XI take to the field for this contest. Kevin Gameiro has scored nine league goals this season and will take to the field against his former club here, while there should also be another start for Ludovic Ajorque, who has netted 12 times in France’s top flight during the 2021-22 campaign. As for PSG, Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler and Leandro Paredes are definitely out of the match through injury, while the visitors are also sweating on the fitness of Abdou Diallo.
The champions will also be missing Idrissa Gueye through suspension, so there could be a spot in the middle of the park for Danilo alongside Marco Verratti. Gianluigi Donnarumma will be hoping to come back into the side between the sticks, while Georginio Wijnaldum, Juan Bernat and Ander Herrera are also options for change. Lionel Messi was on the scoresheet against Lens last weekend and will again feature alongside Neymar and Mbappe in the final third of the field.
A new era begins for Paris Saint-Germain as they play their first game since signing Lionel Messi — likely without the Argentine for now at least — and look to continue their winning start to the Ligue 1 season against Strasbourg. Mauricio Pochettino’s first full season in charge of PSG will see them try to wrestle the title back from Lille though with such a star-studded squad winning the French league will be seen as something of an afterthought compared to their Champions League aspirations.
They made a strong enough start last week with a 2-1 win over Troyes but will be expecting to up their scoring margin against Strasbourg having scored four times in both of their meetings with Les Coureurs last season. Messi was presented at the Parc des Princes on Saturday night alongside new signings Georginio Wijnaldum, Achraf Hakimi Gianluigi Donnarumma and Sergio Ramos.
The latter is not yet fit while Pochettino indicated that his newest signing is likely to be given more time to bed in to his new surroundings having left Barcelona in a shocking transfer move. We will take it step by step, get to know each other and have him feel fit and comfortable so that he is able to make his debut when he is fully fit,” said Pochettino. “The priority is that he is OK, feels good, and when he is in the best condition, he can play. I want to have the best players, like any coach. Everyone knows that Messi is one of the best in the world.
Strasbourg possible starting lineup:
Sels; Guilbert, Perrin, Nyamsi, Djiku, Caci; Thomasson, Prcic, Bellegarde; Gameiro, Ajorque
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Marquinhos, Ramos, Kimpembe; Hakimi, Verratti, Danilo, Mendes; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar