Paris Saint-Germain will host Clermont on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the Parc des Princes, as part of the fifth round of the French Ligue 1 for the 2021-2022 season.
Paris Saint-Germain is at the top of the French league standings with 12 points, after winning the previous four matches, while Clermont, the newly promoted to the league this season, is in fourth place with 8 points.
The Argentine coach, Mauricio Pochettino, revealed that all the Latin American players in the team from South America were absent from the Clermont match after they played the qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup, at dawn on Friday.
Argentine star Lionel Messi and Brazilian Neymar are the most prominent absentees from today’s match against Clermont, in addition to Angel Di Maria, defender Marquinhos and midfielder Leonardo Paredes.
And the absence of the newcomer this summer, Spanish defender Sergio Ramos, from the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain, as he continues to recover from the injury that prevented him from participating in matches since the beginning of the season..
Thus, Messi’s first appearance in front of his fans at the “Park of the Princes” is postponed, after the Argentine star participated in his first 25 minutes of the French League at Reims Stadium on August 29 last in the last round.
as Also absent from today’s match will be Portuguese left-back Nuno Mendes, who was signed to support this position at Paris Saint-Germain.
Also, at 9:00 pm today, Monaco and its guest Olympique Marseille will be held at the “Louis II” stadium in a strong match between the two teams.