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UCL PREVIEW: Juventus vs. Paris Saint-Germain – Prediction, Team News, Lineups

Juventus round off a doomed Champions League campaign when they tackle Group H leaders Paris Saint-Germain at the Allianz Stadium on Wednesday night.

The final whistle cannot come quickly enough in Europe for Massimiliano Allegri’s eliminated side, while the visitors are still vying for top spot with Benfica.

TEAM NEWS

Any hopes that Paul Pogba had of representing France at the World Cup have been extinguished, with the midfielder yet to properly recover from a knee injury and now confirmed to be out of Didier Deschamps’s squad.

The Old Lady are also set to make do without key striker Dusan Vlahovic due to an adductor injury, while McKennie also picked up a muscular problem in the win over Lecce to add to the Old Lady’s ever-growing crisis. To make matters worse, 19-year-old attacker Matias Soule also appeared to pick up a problem in the dying embers at the weekend.

Marley Ake, Leandro Paredes, Angel Di Maria, Gleison Bremer, Mattia De Sciglio, Federico Chiesa, Samuel Iling-Junior and Kaio Jorge are also out, but Manuel Locatelli should return from personal problems in a much-needed boost for Allegri. Danilo, meanwhile, is suspended for an accumulation of bookings.

In contrast, PSG’s treatment room has been left near-vacant after Danilo Pereira recently made his return to training from a hamstring injury, but Presnel Kimpembe and Keylor Navas have both been ruled out with Achilles and back problems respectively.

Marco Verratti is back from a ban served in the 7-2 success over Maccabi Haifa, but Neymar picked up his third booking of the tournament last week and will miss out here. Pablo Sarabia could therefore come in for a rare start.

Having scored twice in his last two games for PSG, Carlos Soler should hold his place, while Marquinhos, Nuno Mendes, Achraf Hakimi and Fabian Ruiz are also primed to come back into the first XI as Galtier rotates his resources.

Juventus possible starting lineup:
Szczesny; Bonucci, Gatti, Sandro; Cuadrado, Rabiot, Locatelli, Miretti, Kostic; Kean, Milik

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos, Mendes; Soler, Verratti, Ruiz; Sarabia, Mbappe, Messi

PREDICTION

We say: Juventus 1-3 Paris Saint-Germain

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