Christophe Galtier was adamant in his press conference on Friday afternoon – none of his Paris Saint-Germain players had come to him asked to be rested on Sunday, in the final game before the World Cup next week. With the majority of the team’s starters flying out to Qatar, the manager is nevertheless set to go for a full-strength starting eleven. Other than Fabián Ruiz’s absence from injury, the league leaders are at their full complement.
Galtier’s opposite number, Christophe Pélissier, has managed to steady the ship since his arrival, notching four points in his two games so far. Les Parisiens will remain top during the World Cup – just how emphatic their lead over Lens will be though, will depend on whether they can break through an increasingly more solid AJA team at the Parc des Princes.
Paris Saint-Germain predicted lineup v Auxerre:
Gianluigi Donnarumma – Achraf Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes – Renato Sanches, Marco Verratti, Vitinha – Lionel Messi – Neymar, Kylian Mbappé.
GFFN | Raphaël Jucobin