PSG vs Inter Milan faces off today at 7 a.m. at the Japan National Stadium in Tokyo for a pre-season friendly.
The game will be broadcast on the GOAT Channel (YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, Instagram and Facebook) and on official vehicles of the French club (Twitch channel and PSG TV Premium).
This is another friendly that generates expectations about the possible return of Neymar to the pitch. The forward hadn’t played a game since Feb. 19, when he suffered a ligament injury in his right ankle. The Brazilian has been on the bench for PSG’s last two friendlies but has not been called in by coach Luis Enrique.
PSG are looking to wrap up their pre-season tour of Japan with their first win. The Parisian club drew goalless with Cristiano Ronaldo and Luis Castro’s Al-Nassr and then were beaten 3-2 by Cerezo Osaka at their opponents’ home.
Inter is coming off a 1-1 draw with Al-Nassr. The Italian club also plays its last game on Japanese territory today. Simone Inzaghi’s side still has a friendly schedule with Red Bull Salzburg before officially kicking off the 2023/24 season on August 19.
PSG vs. Inter Milan
Date: August 1, 2023, at 07h (from Brasilia)
Venue: Japan National Stadium in Tokyo, Japan
Stream: GOAT Channel (YouTube, TikTok, Twitch, Instagram and Facebook), PSG TV Premium and PSG Twitch channel.
Team news & squads
PSG team news
Hugo Ekitike was deployed as a center forward in the previous match against Cerezo Osaka, where he successfully scored a goal. He is once again expected to spearhead the attack in this upcoming match.
Carlos Soler, Achraf Hakimi, Hernandez, and Neymar are also expected to feature in the starting XI for the game. Marco Verratti and Kylian Mbappe will be absent from the team as they wait to learn their next destination in the transfer window.
PSG predicted XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Skriniar, Marquinhos, Hernandez; Vitinha, Ugarte, Soler; Neymar, Ekitike, Asensio.
|Goalkeepers:||Navas, Donnarumma, Letellier, Mouquet|
|Defenders:||Hakimi, Kimpembe, Skriniar, Marquinhos, Bernat, Hernandez, Kurzawa, Nhaga|
|Midfielders:||E. Mbappe, Ugarte, Verratti, Ruiz, Asensio, Pereira, Vitinha, Sanches, Soler, Zaïre-Emery, Lemina|
|Forwards:||Neymar, Gharbi, Kang-In Lee, Ndour, Ekitike, Housni|
Inter team news
Inter manager Inzaghi is likely to make a few alterations to the lineup that started the last match against Al-Nassr.
Thuram may appear in the attacking third alongside Lautaro Martinez, while Cuadrado, another recent addition to the team, could be given a start.
Inter predicted XI: Stankovic; Bisseck, De Vrij, Bastoni; Cuadrado, Frattesi, Calhanoglu, Barella, Gosens; Martinez, Thuram.
|Goalkeepers:||Calligaris, F. Stankovic, Di Gennaro|
|Defenders:||Darmian, Acerbi, De Vrij, Bastoni, Bisseck, Dimarco, Gosens, Dumfries, Cuadrado, Lazaro|
|Midfielders:||Calhanoglu, Asllani, Sensi, Barella, Frattesi, Mkhitaryan|
|Forwards:||Martinez, Correa, Thuram, Esposito, Fabbian, A. Stankovic, Stabile|
|July 2019||PSG 1-1 Inter||Friendly|
|July 2016||Inter 1-3 PSG||International Champions Cup|
|December 2015||Inter 0-1 PSG||Friendly|
|December 2014||PSG 1-0 Inter||Friendly|