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L’état de forme du FC Nantes avant d’affronter le PSG

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This Sunday evening (8 p.m. on First video), the PSG and the FC Nantes clash at the Bloomfield Stadium of Tel-Aviv (Israel) within the framework of the 27e edition of Champions Trophy. Record holder of the competition, the capital club will face the formation ofAntoine Kombouarewinner of the French Cup 2022. Back in training for more than three weeks, the reigning French champions have had a perfect success in their pre-season in terms of results with four wins in as many games played. For their part, the canaries have had a more complicated pre-season.

Contrasting results for FC Nantes

Indeed, the Nantes club also played four matches against French clubs for a contrasting record of two victories against Caen Malherbe Stadium (2-0) and the FC Lorient (2-0) as well as two losses against EA Guingamp (0-1) and the Renna Stadiumis (0-1). Initially scheduled for July 16 and 17, the Challenge Emiliano Sala – with the presence of Bordeaux, Orleans, Caen and Nantes – was canceled for “sporting reasons. » If the people of Nantes will benefit from better physical freshness with an extra week of preparation and better physical condition than the Parisians, who completed a 10-day summer tour in Japanthe momentum of the results is in favor of the Rouge & Bleu. Regarding the record between the two teams since the induction ofAntoine Kombouare in February 2021, he is in favor of the Yellow House with two wins and one loss. Indeed, in 2020-2021, the former coach of PSG had come to impose itself on the lawn of the Princes Park (2-1) then had another success (3-1) against Mauricio Pochettino in the previous season Beaujoire Stadium.

A five-man defense to counter PSG?

Not very reassuring in attack during the defeat against the Rennais Stadiumthe FC Nantes now wants to create the feat against the Rouge & Bleu, as recently explained Antoine Kombouare : “It may only happen to us once in our life to Nantes to do the Champions Trophyso you have to leave in the spirit and play to win this game. We worked to be ready for this meeting (…) We are expecting a very difficult match. You will have to create the exploit. » And for this match against PSG, Antoine Kombouare can count on a whole group. Hit in the ankle against the Rennais Stadium, Sebastien Corchia took part in the pre-match training session with the rest of the squad. The only concern is a probable lack of Quentin Merlin. Scorer in the last match against the Parisians, the left back felt a little discomfort behind the left thigh. Even if his coach was reassuring at a press conference, the place of the 20-year-old player is not assured and he could be replaced in the starting lineup by Fabio.

In attack, the Yellows-and-Greens have had some difficulties since the start of the preparation. Indeed, the departure of Randal Color will have an impact in the offensive sector. In midfield, the FCN can count on the experience of the French international Moussa Sissokoback in France after several experiences in premier league (Newcastle, Tottenham and Watford). And for this meeting at Bloomfield Stadiumthe FC Nantes should present himself with an almost identical eleven as during the match against Rennes, with a tactical scheme in 5-2-1-2. The Parisians will have to remain vigilant against the counter-attacks which will be carried out by Moses Simons, Ludovic Blas and the rookie on loan from Nice, Evann Guessand.

  • Probable XI of FC Nantes : Lafont – Corchia, Castelletto, Girotto, Pallois, Fabio – Chirivella, Sissoko, Blas – Guessand, Simon.
    • Replacements: Petric, Descamps, Appiah, Doucet, Moutoussamy, Merlin, Achie, Yepie Yepie, Coco, Mohamed

Pre-season results

  • Nantes / EA Guingamp (0-1)
  • Caen / Nantes (0-2)
  • Nantes / Lorient (2-0)
  • Nantes / Rennes (0-1)

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