Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will take on Nantes in the Trophée des Champions 2022 at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv, Israel on Sunday. The match will start at 11:30 PM IST (Indian Standard Time).
Trophée des Champions is the French Super Cup, an annual one-off match played between the winners of the Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France.
The star-studded PSG booked their place in the Trophée des Champions after clinching their 10th Ligue 1 title last season. Under former manager Mauricio Pochettino, PSG finished at the top of the Ligue 1 2021-22 standings with 86 points from 38 matches, 15 points clear of second-placed Marseille.
On the other hand, Nantes qualified for the French Super Cup after they beat Nice 1-0 in the Coupe de France 2021-22 final at Stade de France in May.
Under the tutelage of newly-appointed manager Christophe Galtier, PSG showcased great form during their pre-season, winning all four matches. The Ligue 1 champions secured victories over Quevilly-Rouen, Kawasaki Frontale, Urawa Reds and Gamba Osaka.
While football superstars Lionel Messi and Neymar are expected to feature for PSG against Nantes, the French champions will miss the services of their star forward Kylian Mbappe due to suspension.
Meanwhile, Antoine Kombouaré’s FC Nantes have registered two wins and two losses in their four pre-season friendlies.
Interestingly, Nantes have had an edge over PSG in recent fixtures across competitions.
PSG vs Nantes head-to-head
PSG have a dominant head-to-head record against Nantes across all competitions, winning 25 of the 31 matches that they have played so far.
However, Nantes have won two of their last three matches against PSG.
The last time these two sides met, Nantes defeated PSG 3-1 at home in their Ligue 1 fixture in February.
PSG vs Nantes squads for Trophée des Champions 2022
Goalkeepers: Keylor Navas, Sergio Rico, Gianluigi Donnarumma
Defenders: Achraf Hakimi, Presnel Kimpembe, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Juan Bernat, Abdou Diallo, Nuno Mendes, Nordi Mukiele, Warren Zaïre-Emery
Midfielders: Marco Verratti, Danilo Pereira, Vitinha, Leandro Paredes, Pablo Sarabia, Nuno Mendes, Idrissa Gueye
Forwards: Mauro Icardi, Neymar, Arnaud Kalimuendo, Lionel Messi
Goalkeepers: Alban Lafont, Denis Petric, Remy Descamps
Defenders: Dennis Appiah, Fabio, Andrei Girotto, Jean-Charles Castelletto, Nicolas Pallois, Sebastien Corchia, Quentin Merlin
Midfielders: Pedro Chirivella, Lohann Doucet, Samuel Moutoussamy, Moussa Sissoko, Ludovic Blas, Mohamed Achi
Forwards: Samuel Yepie Yepie, Evann Guessand, Moses Simon, Marcus Coco
Where to watch PSG vs Nantes Trophée des Champions 2022 live in India?
Live streaming of the PSG vs Nantes Trophée des Champions 2022 match will be available on PSG TV Premium and the club's official Twitch channel.
There will be no live telecast of PSG vs Nantes French Super Cup 2022 match on any TV channel in India.
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