It’s back to business for the Ligue 1 leaders tonight, who host Strasbourg tonight with what’s expected to be a near-full strength starting lineup ten days after the end of the World Cup.
The only major absentee for Christophe Galtier will be Lionel Messi, who is off until the new year after lifting the trophy in Qatar, scoring seven along the way.
Kylian Mbappé, who made his return to training just days after scoring a hat-trick in the final, will line up alongside Hugo Ekitike, who scored his first goal on the eve of the international break. Neymar will also be looking to put World Cup disappointment behind him, as he starts in the playmaker role. Behind them, a usual midfield three led by Marco Verratti and a defence only missing the injured Presnel Kimpembe complete the team.
Gianluigi Donnarumma – Nordi Mukiele, Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos, Bernat – Vitinha, Marco Verratti, Fabián Ruiz – Neymar – Kylian Mbappé, Hugo Ekitike.