PSG vs Manchester City: times, TV and how to watch online
All the information you need on how to watch PSG play Man City in match-day 2 of the 2021/22 Champions League group stage at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday 28, September.
The good news for PSG fans is that mercurial Argentine Lionel Messi is expected to play in Paris St Germain's Champions League clash against Manchester City on Tuesday after taking part in a training session.
The PSG forward missed two Ligue 1 games with a bruised knee but did not appear to be struggling with the injury on Monday morning.
"We will confirm the starting 11 tomorrow," coach Mauricio Pochettino told a news conference when asked about Messi ahead of the Group A clash at the Parc des Princes. "But I think he will be in the squad tomorrow."
Pochettino added that Messi, who joined the French club on a two-year contract from Barcelona, would need time to adjust in Paris.
Pochettino also confirmed that Marco Verratti would probably be involved after the Italy midfielder missed four games with a knee injury.
"He trained well the last few days and we think he will be able to be in the squad. We haven't decided on the starting 11 but he could be in it," he said.
PSG were knocked out in the Champions League semi-finals last season by City, a club that is "ahead" of the capital side, Pochettino conceded.
⚽️ Live press conference from Parc des Princes before Paris Saint-Germain - Manchester City 🔴🔵 https://t.co/0PqnVe8xfA— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) September 27, 2021
Messi, Neymar and Mbappe? I don't know how to stop them – Guardiola
Pep Guardiola freely admitted he has no master plan in mind to contain Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe when Manchester City meet Paris Saint-Germain.
Assuming Messi is fit to feature, this match will be the first time he has gone up against his former boss Guardiola since the six-time Ballon d'Or winner departed Barcelona in August.
Although Messi was handed his Barcelona breakthrough by Frank Rijkaard, it was under Guardiola that he truly established himself among the best in the world.
"This type of player speaks for himself on the pitch," Guardiola told a news conference on Monday. "I don't have to add anything else. "[Messi leaving Barça] was a surprise for everyone, but it happened and everyone accepts it.
"A long time ago or even few years ago you couldn't imagine it, but you never know what happens. I'm pretty sure he'll be happy there in Paris."
Messi has got off to a slow start in France, with a late arrival due to the Copa America delaying his debut and then the first international break of the season interrupted his settling-in period. He also missed the win over Montpellier due to a minor knee problem.
What time does PSG-Man City kick off?
The Champions League Group A clash PSG and Manchester City will kick off at the Parc des Princes (Paris), on Tuesday 28 September 2021 at 3:00 pm US (EDT) and 12:00 pm US (PDT).
That’s 9:00 pm CEST and 8:00 pm UK time.
Find out what time PSG-Man City starts if you’re elsewhere in the world.
Where can I watch PSG-Man City in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online services will be broadcasting PSG-Man City:
US: TUDN App, Univision NOW, TUDN.com, Paramount+, TUDN USA, Univision.
UK: BTSport.com, BT Sport ESPN, BT Sport App.
Find out who is showing PSG-City elsewhere in the world.
PSG-Man City: live AS English coverage
You’ll also be able to follow live-text coverage of PSG-Man City right here with AS US. We'll be building up to the game from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action as it unfolds.
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