Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and Inter Milan face each other on Tuesday (1), at 7am (Brasilia), at the National Stadium of Japan in Tokyo. The duel is another friendly of both teams in pre-season.
WILL NEYMAR PLAY? WHY IS MBAPPE OUT OF PSG?
In another pre-season game for PSG, there is expectation about Neymar’s return to the pitch. He is recovering from ankle ligament surgery.
Mbappe has been barred from pre-season by PSG’s board. With the uncertainty surrounding his stay, the French leaders opted to remove the number 7 shirt.
WHERE TO WATCH PSG VS INTER MILAN LIVE TODAY?
Tuesday’s match between PSG and Inter Milan will not be broadcast on open or closed TV. The game will be shown by the official vehicles of the French club (PSG TV Premium and Twitch channel) and the Goat Channel (YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, Instagram and Facebook).
SEE THE LINEUPS OF PSG AND INTER MILAN
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Skriniar, Marquinhos and Lucas Hernández; Ugarte, Vitinha and Carlos Soler; Neymar, Asensio and Ekitiké.
Head coach: Luís Enrique.
Stankovic; Bisseck, De Vrij and Bastoni; Cuadrado, Frattesi, Çalhanoglu, Barella and Gosens; Lautaro Martínez and Marcus Thuram.
Head coach: Simone Inzaghi.
Elite Friendly Odds: PSG-Inter Milan Odds
Paris Saint-Germain: +150
Internazionale Milan: +135
Over 2.5 Goals: -190
Under 2.5 Goals: +134
How to Watch PSG vs. Inter Milan
TV: beIN Sports 1, beIN SPORTS Connect
Stream: PSG TV
Time: 6 AM ET/ 3 AM PT
Why PSG Can Beat Inter Milan
PSG demonstrated their dominance by securing the Ligue 1 title in a commanding manner last season, boasting an impressive squad. Currently, PSG is going through a transitional phase, facing several off-field battles in the transfer market.
The team’s recent performance has been less impressive. Under the guidance of new head coach Luis Enrique, the team is still experimenting with their preferred formation and lineup. With key stars still on vacation, PSG began their pre-season with a 2-0 win against Le Havre, followed by a lackluster 0-0 draw against CR7’s Al Nassr during their Asian tour. They suffered an unexpected setback with a surprising 3-2 defeat against Cerezo Osaka recently, prompting them to strive hard for a strong rebound in their upcoming match.
When it comes to facing Inter Milan in the UEFA Champions League, PSG has historically excelled, winning three out of four matches against them, with one match ending in a draw.
PSG has encountered a summer filled with significant changes and ongoing drama. The uncertainty surrounding Kylian Mbappe’s future adds to the complexity, and Neymar’s situation at the club remains mysterious. Furthermore, PSG made the decision to change managers during the off-season. Meanwhile, Verratti won’t be available for the upcoming match, having traveled to Saudi Arabia to complete a move there. Sergio Ramos, Lionel Messi, Xavi Simons, Éric Junior Dina Ebimbe, and Mauro Icardi are also out from the team.
As PSG continues to make moves in the transfer market, they are actively seeking reinforcements. They have recently acquired Arnau Tenas, a 22-year-old goalkeeper from Barcelona, on a free transfer, adding to their list of signings, which includes Milan Skriniar, Lucas Hernandez, Manuel Ugarte, Kang-in Lee, Marcos Asensio, and Hugo Ekitike.
In conclusion, PSG faces a challenging period with ongoing uncertainties surrounding key players and a period of transition. Nevertheless, they remain committed to strengthening their squad and competing at the highest level.