Our prediction for this Champions League match:
PSG will be aiming to bounce back from a 2-1 loss to Manchester United when they take on Istanbul Basaksehir in their second group game. Les Parisiens failed to impress in their opener, and, no doubt, they will leave their hearts on the field against the Turkish champions. This is somewhat of a must-win game for the Ligue 1 giants, and we are positive that Thomas Tuchel is going to field the best possible side against Basaksehir.
Kylian Mbappe came as a substitute and scored a brace in a 4-0 win over Dijon, but he is widely expected to start against the Turkish side. Angel Di Maria and Layvin Kurzawa return to contention following their domestic bans. Istanbul Basaksehir are undisputedly the worst side in Group H, and they are unlikely to make life difficult for PSG behind closed doors.
Highlighted Player (Nacer Chadli):
Nacer Chadli is an Belgian football with Moroccan roots born on 2nd of August 1989 in Liege. Chadli started his youth career at Standard Luik and went to the youth academy of MVV Maastricht in 2005. After playing for AGOVV Apeldoorn and FC Twente in the Netherlands he got transferred to Tottenham Hotspur for approximately 7 million euro.
Nacer Chadli got selected for both the Belgian and the Moroccan national football team. Eventually Chadli decided to play for the Belgian team where he made his debut in March 2011.Chadli is a offensive midfieldier which prefers to play on the right side of the pitch. With 187cm he is physically very strong and despite his length Chadli is known for his agility as well.
Chadli played for over 30 games for the national team of Belgium and was active on the World Cup 2014 as well. The biggest achievement of Chadli was in season 2010/2011 where he managed to win the national cup with FC Twente. Chadli is a hard working player that showed it’s possible to start from the bottom and end at the top.
Highlighted Team (PSG):
Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.
Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.
Following heavy squad investments and team boosting, PSG won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost singlehandedly leading his side towards the trophy with 30 goals. Having established domestic dominance, PSG now set their sights on winning the Champions League which remains an elusive dream for the club from Paris.