Paris Saint-Germain need to improve on Benfica’s result to qualify as group winners in the Champions League tonight. Standing in their way is a Juventus side in no form, although they could still qualify for the Europa League if they avoided a heavy defeat and a six-goal swing with the Maccabi Haifa full-back.
Massimiliano Allegri has struggled since returning to the club and pits his team against a PSG side playing some of the most eye-catching attacking football in Europe as things stand. While questions will always linger over whether the Ligue 1 champions can truly win the prize they most desire, few would doubt they have the tools to do so.
Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are in fine form and look set to punish a plummeting Juve side. Follow all the action LIVE with the Standard Sport match blog!
Juventus star Paul Pogba excluded from World Cup
Pogba underwent surgery on an acute problem in September, but his agent says that following a medical the midfielder will not yet return to the Juventus squad or join France for November 20- december. 18 World Cup.
“After yesterday and today’s medical examination in Turin and Pittsburgh, it is extremely painful to inform Paul Pogba that he will still need recovery time after his operation,” his agent Rafaela said. Spice it up.
“For this reason, Paul will not be able to join the Juventus team before the World Cup break or the France team in Qatar. If wishful thinking changes things, Paul will play tomorrow.
Messi names England among World Cup favorites but says he fears rival duo the most
Lionel Messi thinks England are among the favorites to win the World Cup – but he fears Brazil and France more.
Gareth Southgate’s side travel to Qatar next month in poor form but remain a threat after reaching the European Championship final last year.
Argentina won the last Copa America but Messi, 35, told fans in his home country that repeating the feat at the World Cup would be incredibly difficult.
“For us Argentines, it’s hard to be calm,” he told DirecTV Sports, via Record. “We are still candidates, but it has not always been like that.
Read the PSG star’s full comments here!
Prediction: PSG win 3-0
An exhausted Bianconeri is set to end a miserable European campaign with a sobering night at the hands of the Parisians.
Victory of PSG 3-0.
The news of the PSG team: No Neymar
Neymar landed his third booking of the competition last time out, so he’s missing out.
Juventus team news: Vlahovic out, Danilo suspended
No less than 12 Juve players are expected to miss through injury or suspension.
These include Dusan Vlahovic, Federico Chiesa, Paul Pogba, Mattia De Sciglio, Angel Di Maria, Leandro Paredes and Gleison Bremer. Danilo is suspended.
Where to watch Juventus vs PSG
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be shown live on BT Sport 6, with coverage starting at 7.45pm.
Direct: BT Sport subscribers will also be able to watch the action online via the BT Sport website or app.
Live Blog: You can follow all the action via the Standard Sport live blog!
Good evening and welcome to Standard Sport’s live coverage of PSG’s clash with Juventus in the Champions League tonight.
Kick-off at the Allianz Stadium is at 8 p.m. BST.