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Group H has been one of the most intriguing groups in the Champions League due to last years finalist PSG losing two out of their first three games. PSG currently sit in third position which means they will be knocked out of the Champions League if they cannot move up in their group. In the last round of fixtures in the Champions League both sides played in each other where RB Leipzig won 2-1.

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Thomas Tuchel knows that his side need to win the game so that they have the best chance in processing through the group stage. After their poor start to the Champions League this Tuchel knows that his job is at risk if his doesn’t get through the group stage. The PSG manager will be feeling under more pressure because they lost their last game against AS Monaco 3-2 after being 2-0 up. Neymar will probably starting his first back from injury. The most expensive player in the world will be hoping to have a big impact for his side against the German side. PSG will be missing Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye as they both got sent off in their last game against RB Leipzig. The home side will be without Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi through injury.

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Christopher Nkunku scored RB Leipzig’s first goal against his old side when they played in the last round of fixtures. Nkunku made his professional debut for PSG back in 2015 in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk. While at PSG Nkunku won Ligue 1 three times and various different domestic trophies. In 2019 he left his home grown club for RB Leipzig on a five year deal. In his first season for his new club they was able to get to the Champions League semi-final where they lost to his former side 3-0. Nkunku’s goal in the Champions League against PSG has been his only goal of the season. The game for. RB Leipzig is a must win as well as they could drop out of the top two in their group which means they won’t qualify for the last 16.

Both sides know how important this game is for their Champions League campaign especially if Manchester United beat İstanbul Başakşehir in the other group game being played.

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Last season PSG beat RB Leipzig 3-0 in the semi-final of the Champions League. RB Leipzig could get revenge by beating PSG in the group stage again which makes it extremely difficult for the French side to progress further in the Champions League

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