Rennais stadium. The likely compositions and absentees for the clash at the Parc des Princes

Great challenge for Stade Rennais this Sunday, March 19 (5:05 p.m.), on the occasion of the 28e day of Ligue 1. While the Rouge et Noir stayed on a rather pathetic draw at Auxerre (0-0) last week, they travel to the Parc des Princes this weekend to take on PSG, the championship leaders.

Faced with an education that “be champion”, in the words of Bruno Genesio at a press conference on Friday, the Rennais will have to find tactical solutions to face the Paris armada, led by Kylian Mbappé.

With Hamari Traoré in the base and in 4-3-3?

For this, the Stade Rennais coach could choose to disregard the 4-4-2 system, which has not been successful for his players lately. In defence, Hamari Traoré should find his place in the starting line-up, a return as a starter expected as a breath of fresh air for the Rennais.

While Xeka is still too small to be part of the Rennes group, and Jérémy Doku, although called up for Belgium, is still injured, Désiré Doué has recovered from the virus that hit him last week.

On the Paris side, we are witnessing a veritable carnage in the defense, with the cumulative withdrawals of Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, Nordi Mukiele and Presnel Kimpembe.

Neymar and Soler are also absent.

The probable compositions

PARIS SAINT GERMAIN : Donnarumma – Pembele, Danilo, Bitshiabu, Mendes – Sanches, Vitinha, Verratti, Ruiz – Messi, Mbappe.

Substitutes (choice of): Rico (g), Letellier (g), Bernat, Zaire-Emery, Gharbi, Housni, Fernandez-Veliz, Lamy, Ekitike.

Coach : Christopher Galtier.

Absent: Marquinhos (ribs), Ramos (calf), Hakimi (recovery), Mukiele (ischio), Soler (muscle pain), Neymar (ankle), Kimpembe (Achilles tendon).

RENNAIS STADIUM : Mandanda – Traore (cap), Omari, Theate, Truffert – Major, Santamaria, Tait – Bourigeaud, Kalimuendo, Gouiri.

Substitutes (choice of): Alemdar, Salin, Spence, Wooh, Rodon, Belocian, Meling, Ugochukwu, D. Doue, Salah, Toko Ekambi.

Coach : Bruno Genesi.

Absent: Terrier (knee), Xeka (recovery), Assignon (knee), Doku (ischio).

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