Our prediction for this Ligue 1 match:
All eyes will be on Parc des Princes when PSG and Lorient square off against each other in the Ligue 1 round 33. Les Parisiens aim to get their job done in the French top flight as soon as possible, and they are likely to go all guns blazing at les Merlus. A man to watch in the home team will be Kylian Mbappe, who scored a brace at the weekend, whereas all Nuno Mendes, Timothee Pembele, Renato Sanches, Nordi Mukiele, Neymar JR, and Presnel Kimpembe are out of contention through injuries.
Lorient, on the other hand, suffered a dip in form, with the team losing to both Monaco and Toulouse, and seeing that the visitors have little to play for in the season finale, we are tempted to put our money on the league leaders. As for the away team, all Jean-Victor Makengo, Theo Le Bris, and Julien Laporte remain on the sidelines with injuries.
Highlighted Player (Lionel Messi):
Lionel Messi is regarded as one of the best players in the history of football. He was born on 24 June, 1987 in Rosario and he began his football career at Newell’s Old Boys. At age 10 he was diagnosed with a growth hormone deficiency, but having realized his potential at a young age, Barcelona decided to pay for his treatment.
Messi joined Barca in 2001 and he has been playing for the Camp Nou outfit ever since. The Argentine magician has won eight La Liga trophies with Barca and he helped the Catalan giants lift no less than four Champions League titles (2005/2006, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2014/2015).
In the 2011/2012 La Liga campaign Messi scored 50 goals for Barca, while netting 14 goals in the 2011/2012 Champions League campaign. The five-time Golden Ball award winner has established himself as Barcelona’s all-time top scorer, but he has yet to win a trophy with Argentina national team at major tournaments. Leo Messi, though, has won Olympic Gold Medal (2008) and FIFA World Youth Championship (2005), with la Albiceleste.
Highlighted Team (Lorient):
Founded back in 1926, Lorient is a French football club that competes in Ligue 1. Les Merlus have yet to win the Ligue 1 trophy, but they did well to go all the way in the Coupe de France in the 2001/02 season. In the title game, Lorient defeated Bastia thanks to Jean-Claude Darcheville’s goal.
The same season les Merlus made it to the Coupe de la Ligue final, but Bordeaux proved to be a big catch (0-3) for them in the title game. Lorient welcome their rivals at Stade du Moustoir, the stadium which can hold up to 16,392 spectators. The colour of the team’s home shirt is orange with a little black on it, while white is the dominant colour of their away jersey. In the 2002/03 season Lorient represented France in European competitions.
Les Merlus, though, failed to impress on their debut in the UEFA Cup as they were beaten by Denizlispor in the round 1 double-header.