Messi and Mbappe’s Difficult Mission When Munich vs PSG in the Champions League, Neymar is confirmed to be absent

SPORTMAX.LIVE – Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe will carry out a difficult mission to bring Paris Saint-german (PSG) through from the last 16 of the Champions League at Bayern Munich headquarters.

PSG will visit Bayern Munich headquarters for the second leg of the last 16 of the Champions League with a difficult mission after the first leg, PSG narrowly lost 1-0 at home.

The Bayer Munchen vs PSG duel in the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 will take place on Thursday (9/3/2023) at 03.00 WIB.

Apart from carrying out a difficult mission after losing 1-0, PSG will also not be strengthened by Neymar against Munich in the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain coach Christophe Galtier has confirmed that Neymar will miss the Champions League game against Bayern Munich.

The Brazilian has scored 18 goals and provided 17 assists in 29 appearances in all competitions this season.

Neymar was substituted during PSG’s dramatic 4-3 win over Lille in February with an ankle injury.

As a result, the 31-year-old was unable to feature in the club’s comfortable 3-0 win against city rivals Marseille last weekend.

But the French champions are still hoping that he can recover in time to face Bayern Munich in the second leg.

However, speaking ahead of the home meeting with Nantes, PSG coach Christophe Galtier revealed that Neymar will miss the next two games.

PSG’s Neymar was absent from the Bayern Munich match

“He will be out. I think he will miss Bayern. His absence will cost us,” said Galtier, quoted from Sport, Saturday (4/3/2023).

The current PSG is said to be Galtier much more compact, more compact. In the absence of Neymar, PSG will not install two midfielders, but will use three midfielders and two attackers.

“To tell you that Neymar’s absence is trivial, no. It’s a costly absence for us,” he stressed.

This news will be a heavy blow to PSG, who are eyeing their first Champions League trophy since being bought by Qatar Sports Investment in 2011.

The Parisians are currently trailing in their last 16 after losing the first leg at the Parc des Princes 1-0 following a second-half goal from Kingsley Coman.

PSG will try to turn things around when they travel to the Allianz Arena in midweek, with the main focus on Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe.

But Galtier urged his team to focus first on the French league match against Nantes.

“The most important matches are the ones that are coming closer. Our squad is weakened due to suspensions and injuries, we have to progress in the league,” he said.

He hopes the players don’t have the game against Bayern in the corner of their heads. Important to have a third successive win in the French league.

PSG have built an eight-point lead at the top of the Ligue 1 table, keeping them on track to defend their league title.

However, after being knocked out of the Coupe de France by Marseille last month, Galtier will be under pressure to take his side into the last eight of the Champions League.

Messi and Mbbape are still PSG’s main focus to be able to win in the French League and Champions League.

These two star players are increasingly compact by inspiring victory over Marseille in the French League.

Two rivals in the 2022 World Cup final, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe inspired Paris Saint-Germain to a 3-0 win over fierce rivals Marseille to extend their Ligue 1 lead to eight points.

Mbappe, bagged two goals which were set up by Lionel Messi for both of his goals.

Messi scored a goal as well as Kylian Mbbape’s pass for the Argentina striker as PSG were without the injured Neymar, moving to 60 points from 25 games with second-placed Marseille on 52 points.

The goal was Messi’s 700th at club level between his trophy-laden tenure at Barcelona and his last at PSG.

Became the latest record for Messi which makes goosebumps about scoring goals. With his total number of goals being 700 for club level.

Lionel Messi has also joined Cristiano Ronaldo in the exclusive goalscoring club.

Lionel Messi bagged his 700th club goal, joining Cristiano Ronaldo as the only other person to reach the milestone, as he scored in PSG’s comfortable win over Marseille.

Lionel Messi scored his 700th career Europa League club goal in PSG’s win as he joined Cristiano Ronaldo at the exclusive club.

The Portuguese superstar hit the milestone earlier this year, scoring against Everton and leaving Manchester United with 701 goals in the Europa League.

His old rival now joins him in breaking the seventh century record as he continues to break records.

The Argentine, who is enjoying an impressive second year in Paris, has scored most of his club goals for Barcelona.

Where he has spent nearly two decades, 672 of his goals have come for the Catalan side with the remaining 28 coming during his time with the French club.

Messi will have the opportunity to overtake Ronaldo, because he is no longer playing in the Europa League, but in the Saudi Arabian League.

France forward Mbappe, who was on the losing side against Argentina’s Messi in the World Cup final, also set a PSG record with 200 goals.

That number of goals has already equaled Edinson Cavani’s goalscoring record, which Mbappe will soon surpass.

PSG, knocked out of the French Cup in the last 16 by Marseille earlier this month, ended a three-match losing streak in all competitions by beating Lille last weekend and they are focusing on the Velodrome.

They also suffered an early injury blow when Presnel Kimpembe, who missed the World Cup for France with an Achilles problem, left the field on a stretcher, two weeks after returning from a three-month absence.

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