Mitchel Bakker has a base spot at Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night, which will compete against Manchester City in the Champions League semi-finals. Since the arrival of the new coach Mauricio Pochettino, the Dutch left-back is mainly a changeling, but starts in the multimillion-ball surprisingly in the base.
The former Ajacied is preferable to Abdou Diallo, who had a base spot in both quarter-finals against Bayern Munich. Centrally in the back, the Parisians have Captain Marquinhos back. The Brazilian was injured during the first game against Bayern but is fit in time for the first meeting with City.
Pep Guardiola chooses the usual names in his lineup. Centrally in the back, the Spaniard has room for John Stones again. The Englishman was suspended last weekend in the cup finals against Spurs (1-0 win) but appears again on the kick-off Wednesday evening. Nathan Aké, who has been a reserve player since his arrival to City, also starts against PSG on the bench.
Manchester City: Ederson; Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Walker; Rodri, Gündogan, De Bruyne; Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Foden.
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