LIVE – Benfica-PSG: the composition of Paris with Danilo

Benfica on cloud nine

If PSG are unbeaten this season, Benfica are too. The Portuguese have won 13 of their 14 games, an insane pace that obviously puts them at the top of their championship. The only black point is that they conceded their first draw this weekend and lost their first points of the season on Vitoria Guimarães’ floor.

Mbappé at the gates of a Paris record

The PSG striker, who starts tonight, needs just one goal to become the club’s only top scorer on the European stage. He is currently tied with Edinson Cavani, 30 units each.

In the Youth League, the Titis did the job

The Paris Saint-Germain youth team, coached by Zoumana Camara, beat Benfica 1-0 today. They thus retain the lead in their Youth League group, the Champions League for teams under 19 years of age.

Benfica and Stade de la Luz, a long story for PSG

Paris Saint-Germain have traveled to Lisbon three times to face Benfica with a record of three defeats. One in the Champions League (2-1 in 2013) and two in the Europa League or UEFA Cup (2-1 in 2011 and 3-1 in 2007). Stade de la Luz, Benfica’s haven, was also the haven of PSG’s loss to Bayern Munich in the 2020 Champions League final.

Benfica line-up

Vlachodimos – Bah, Otamendi, António Silva, Grimaldo – Florentino, Fernandez – Neres, Rafa Silva, João Mário – Gonçalo Ramos.

PSG with Danilo

As expected, Danilo replaces the injured Presnel Kimpembe in defence. Marco Verratti is back behind the trio of Messi, Mbappé and Neymar.

The composition of PSG:

Donnarumma – Hakimi, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Danilo Pereira, Nuno Mendes – Vitinha, Verratti – Messi, Mbappe, Neymar

Nasser al-Khelaïfi present in Lisbon

PSG’s president will attend the meeting between Benfica and PSG this Wednesday evening. The President attended the traditional matchday lunch this afternoon with leadership from the opposing club.

The place is the starred restaurant Feitoria by chef André Cruz. Benfica’s gift, a bottle of port from 1975.

Arthur Perrot

The sold out game

Stadium full tonight for the poster between Benfica and PSG. 65,000 fans. Some socios had to wait more than 3 hours on the club’s website when the tickets went on sale to get their seat. 3,250 tickets for the capital club.


PSG’s likely line-up against Benfica

PSG were expected to play Benfica in their classic 3-4-1-2 formation this Wednesday. Danilo would play in central defense to make up for the absence of Presnel Kimpembe.

Expected PSG XI in Lisbon: Donnarumma – Danilo, Marquinhos, Ramos – Nuno Mendes, Vitinha, Verratti, Hakimi – Messi, Neymar, Mbappé.

Fabrice Hawkins

How does Julian Draxler’s loan to Benfica look like?

This game should be special for Julian Draxler, who is on loan from Paris at the Portuguese club, where he has been very discreet since arriving at the end of the summer. We give you a little recap of his start on loan.

>>> the first assessment of Draxler’s loan to Benfica Lisbon

The Paris group without Renato Sanches

PSG this Tuesday formalized the group selected for the trip to Lisbon. As expected, Renato Sanches and Presnel Kimpembe are absent, unlike Marco Verratti who returns.

The PSG Group:

Navas, Hakimi, Ramos, Marquinhos, Verratti, Mbappe, Fabian Ruiz, Neymar, Bernat, Danilo, Rico, Vitinha, Sarabia, Nuno Mendes, Mukiele, Soler, Messi, Bitshiabu, Zaire-Emery, Ekitike, Donnarumma.

A PSG with a Portuguese accent

Almost fifteen years after the departure of the legendary Pedro Pauleta, PSG, who travel to Benfica in the Champions League on Wednesday, have further strengthened their ties with Portugal, personified by the almighty figure of Luis Campos and a quartet of Portuguese internationals.

>>> A Portuguese colony that you can (re)discover here

A real highlight!

Hello everyone and welcome to our site. Thanks to our live commentary, you can follow the next PSG Champions League match this Wednesday evening from 9pm on the Benfica pitch. The first leg of the brace awaiting the Parisians is of particular importance as PSG will not face stronger opponents until the World Cup. Tonight, Paris will finally know what’s in her stomach.

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