The most engrossing team of France aka PSG is going to play against the Swedish most times trophy winner, Malmo in their first match of UCL 2015. This is the first UCL match of Group A, which is going to be playing between PSG (Paris Saint Germain) and Malmo FF. This was very difficult for Malmo to reach to the UCL Group stage. On the other hand, PSG is the most trending team right now, which has won millions of hearts from across the globe by playing an extraordinary football.
PSG vs Malmo Match Preview of UCL 2015
Here is everything you need to know about PSG vs Malmo match of Champions League. You will get PSG vs Malmo team news, kick off timing and live stream info right here.
Can CIA (Cavani – Ibrahimovic – Angel di Maria) Improve the Squad Even More?
After moving from Manchester United to PSG, the Argentine midfielder made his debut as a PSG player in the last match – against Bordeaux. However, his debut was much disappointing because of co-ordination and some other issues with the players. In the previous season, PSG won in Round of 16 by beating current Premier League title holder, Chelsea on away goals. Although, they were defeated to Barcelona on an aggregate of 5-1 but, they played really well. Since the starting of last UCL, world have seen a different PSG. The tactics, gameplay, roles were much different and better.
Currently they are playing some out-of-the-box football. Being the top of Ligue 1, they are unbeaten in last 5 match by winning 4 and making 1 draw against Bordeaux. Their two goal machines, Edinson Cavani and Ibrahimovic are in the top form right now. Although, Ibrahimovic has got only 1 goal in 5 matches of Ligue 1, but, he has been playing great consistently. Another goal machine, Edinson Cavani has already got 4 goals. Apart from scoring goals for winning, he is playing a vital role to lead the team to a higher direction.
But, in the last match, Laurent Blanc’s men have faced some issues. Mainly, their goalkeeper, Kevin Trapp was the behind the draw. Obviously, Serge Aurier and Thiago Silva had coordination issue at that moment, but, Trapp missed the ball very badly. As a result, a middle table team, Bordeaux got their equalizer goal in the last match. However, he is playing good and he has conceded only 2 goals in this season.
Being a set defense, Aurier always need to play a crucial role in the team. But, he will be unavailable because of his suspension. On the other hand, the Swedish striker, Ibrahimovic is just 3 goals away from the record goal score of 109 in club football.
Can Malmo Stop PSG For 90 Minutes?
The Swedish team, Malmo won the last Allsvenskan title for the 21st time. However, in this season, they are standing on 5th position right now. Currently, they are having difficulties since they have won only 11 matches after playing 23 matches. However, they win vs lose vs draw ratio is good since they lost only 4 matches and scored total 43 goals in 23 matches. They are currently unbeaten in last 3 matches. Malmo have won against Celtic and got a smooth win against Helsingborg with a score line of 2-0 and 3-0 respectively.
In 2015, their new man, Jo Inge Berget is playing great as he scored 8 goals in 20 matches for Malmo. Their one of the center back, Rasmus Bengtsson has been playing good for Malmo. As of now, he has played 11 matches and done a good job actually.
All these things are okey since they didn’t face any high profile team in 2015. In their first match, they are going to play against a beast at their home ground. Now, the question is can Malmo stop PSG for 90 minutes? Or, will the match be finished in the first half by PSG’s Cavani, Ibrahimovic and Cavani?
They face the same issues in the last UCL. Although, they won against Olympiacos, Sparta Praha and Ventspils, but they failed to assert anything against big teams like Juventus and Atletico de Madrid. They were demolished by those teams and were out of the UCL from the Group stage.
Expected Lineup of PSG and Malmo
PSG Expected Starting Lineup: Kevin Trapp, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, David Luiz, Layvin Kurzawa, Blaise Matuidi, Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti, Levezzi, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.
Malmo Expected Starting Lineup: Johan Wiland, Pa Konate, Yoshimar Yotun, Anton Tinnerholm, Erdal Rakip, Oscar Lewicki, Simon Kroon, Enoch Kofi Adu, Markus Rosenberg, Pawel Cibicki, Magnus Wolff Eikrem.
PSG vs Malmo UCL Match Timing : Kick Off Time
Match: PSG vs Malmo
Competition: UEFA Champions League
Date & Time : Tuesday – September 15, 8:45 PM (CET – including France), 2:45 PM (ET), Wednesday – September 16, 12:15 AM (IST)
Stadium: Parc des Princes, Paris, France
PSG vs Malmo Live Stream Online : Where to Watch
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The first match of UCL group stage is going to be an attack vs defense game. Although, PSG has some flaws right now, but they know how to resolve them quickly. On the other hand, Malmo is already under pressure because they have to start the UCL with a rough and tough team.