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With Messi from the start and the debut of Sergio Ramos, PSG visit Saint Etienne

Messi will seek to extend his scoring streak after making his debut on the net (Reuters)

By the fifteenth date of Ligue 1, the PSG by Mauricio Pochettino visit to Saint Etienne at the Geoffroy Guinchard stadium with the intention of turning the page after suffering the first defeat in the Champions League against Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City.

Locals will be presented with the difficult goal of getting his third win in a row, after winning their last two games 1-0 and 3-2 against Troyes and Clermont Foot, respectively. Despite being the protagonist of this positive streak, it should be noted that Saint Etienne has only won two of the 14 games they played to date.

The Parisian team, meanwhile, will appear on the field after having beaten Nantes in his last match for the local championship, in what was the Lionel Messi’s debut as a scorer of the French tournament. Previously, he had also reaped all three points against Bordeaux,

Before this game, those of Pochettino they had won in 12 of the 14 games played in Ligue 1 this season, with a figure of 32 goals in favor and 14 against, numbers with which they managed to occupy the first place of the table to lead calmly by a difference of 11 points (and one game less) with his immediate pursuer.

With a new call for Sergio Ramos, who will make his debut after a long seven-month inactivity due to injury, PSG will visit a Saint Etienne who at home has only won one game. A disheartening statistic, especially after learning that the visitors have won in five of the seven away games played.

The two rivals have met before at the Geoffroy Guichard Stadium, in fact the numbers show 11 defeats and 10 draws in favor of AS Saint Etienne. In turn, the visitors add 15 matches in a row undefeated in the Saint Etienne fiefdom. The last time Saint Etienne and PSG played in this tournament was in April 2021 and the match ended 3-2 for the visitors.


STADIUM: Geoffroy Guinchard

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