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PSG and Manchester City combined XI ahead of UEFA Champions League match

The biggest UEFA Champions League game of matchday 2 will be between PSG and Manchester City in what will be a repeat of last season's semi-final.

Both clubs have star studded squads and have very powerful financial backing. Here is a combined XI of players from both teams.



Éderson was rated the second best goalkeeper in Europe last season, behind only Chelsea's Edouard Mendy. He takes the goalkeeper's spot in the lineup ahead of Keylor Navas and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

Left back

João Cancelo

João Cancelo has been one of City's in-form defenders so far this season. He deserves a place in this XI.

Centre backs

Rúben Dias and Marquinhos

Rúben Dias was adjudged to be the best defender in Europe after his outstanding campaign last season.

Sergio Ramos hasn't been fit enough to show what he can do and so PSG's captain, Marquinhos is chosen to partner the City defender.

Right back

Kyle Walker

Achraf Hakimi is a very good wing back but Kyle Walker is the more experienced full back.

In a formation using a full back, rather than a wing back, the City man is the safer bet.

Defensive midfielder


Rodri has been outstanding since his move to Manchester City last year.

He'd be a starter in any team in Europe.

Central midfielders

Marco Veratti

Marco Veratti is a super talented midfielder. PSG missed him on matchday 1 against Club Brugge.

Attacking midfielder

Kevin De Bruyne

Kevin De Bruyne would easily walk into any team in Europe, including PSG. Such is his quality.

**Marco Veratti (l) and Kevin De Bruyne (r)

Left winger


Jack Grealish is good but has been world class since his teenage years. A very easy decision here.

Right winger

Lionel Messi

No doubts about this spot. It's Lionel Messi without any question.

Centre forwad

Kylian Mbappé

Manchester City has no starting traditional centre forwad at the moment. Kylian Mbappé is the very easy pick here to complete an all-PSG forwardline.

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Edouard Mendy João Cancelo Manchester City PSG Rúben Dias


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