World News – US – Paris Saint-Germain have the chance to cut the mustard against Dijon


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Paris Saint-German face Dijon on Saturday night with an opportunity to take the lead in Ligue 1 for the first time this season

The French champions have had a scorching start to the campaign with successive defeats, including a moody home loss to bitter rivals Marseille

But since the first setbacks, Thomas Tuchel’s men have strung together five consecutive victories to reach the standings

With the Lille leaders playing in Nice on Sunday night, PSG can take first place – albiet for 24 hours – with a victory at the Parc des Princes

Despite entering the match with an injury-ravaged team and a player who tested positive for coronavirus, Dijon’s bottom should offer easy picks for a side with € 400m in offensive talents at his disposal in the form of Neymar and Kylian Mbappé

The expensive duo will be under pressure to deliver after failing miserably Wednesday night at home against Manchester United in this season’s Champions League group stage opener

PSG fell to late winner Marcus Rashford « It’s my fault we lose, » Tuchel said

« This is exactly why I don’t search the internet for my name after a loss But questions and criticism are part of the job and I really don’t expect anything else »

PSG entered the game against United on the back of a 4-0 beating from Nimes on October 16

Three days after the Champions League draw, PSG, despite the absence of midfielders Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes and Idrissa Gueye, should have too much of us and firepower for a Dijon team that has not won a match and conceded 14 goals in seven Ligue 1 games

Tuchel has said he could even do without Mbappé and defender Presnel Kimpembe, who both played for France in their Nations League qualifiers during the break for international matches

Mbappe, 21, already played 483 minutes for club and country in October – the equivalent of five and a half games

« We have to consider putting them on the bench, » said Tuchel de Mbappe and Kimpembe. « Obviously they have played and traveled too much »

The club have refused to identify the player who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, but he will miss Saturday night’s game as well as the trip to Turkey for PSG’s second match in Group H of the Champions League against Basaksehir on October 28

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