PSG predicted XI v Real Sociedad: Kylian Mbappé returns for Champions League tie 

The importance of the Champions League to Paris Saint-Germain can be measured in how many changes Luis Enrique made to the side that beat Lille OSC. PSG were able to rest seven starters in the 3-1 victory over the weekend in preparation for the opening leg against Real Sociedad, including the surprise omission of Gianluigi Donnarumma. 

Keylor Navas had deputised during this absence, but the Italian will be back in between the posts for Les Parisiens. In defence, Achraf Hakimi and Marquinhos will return to the starting eleven, whilst in midfield Warren Zaïre-Emery and Vitinha will be back to provide their mix of steel and creativity

For the first time since mid-August, Kylian Mbappé was forced to miss a game. The star had suffered a horrendous tackle during last week’s Coupe de France victory over Stade Brestois and was being closely monitored ahead of the league fixture. Luis Enrique did not need to risk playing Mbappé, and the forward will join Bradley Barcola in returning to the front three. 

PSG likely lineup v Real Sociedad 

Gianluigi Donnarumma; Lucas Hernández, Danilo Pereira, Marquinhos, Achraf Hakimi; Vitinha, Fabián Ruiz, Warren Zaïre-Emery; Bradley Barcola, Kylian Mbappé, Ousmane Dembélé. (L’Éq)

GFFN | Nick Hartland

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