After his frustrated signing for FC Barcelona, Brazilian star Neymar could debut this season with leader Paris SG, who receives Strasbourg on Saturday (17th) on the 5th date of French Ligue 1.
Beyond observing the performance of Neymar in case of playing, the spotlights will point to the reaction of the public, especially from the ultras of the Park of the Princes, towards the Brazilian.
The Parisian team is favorite to add the three points that allow it to arrive with high morale to Wednesday’s duel against Real Madrid at the start of the Champions League.
But Thomas Tuchel’s team might have to face the game against Strasbourg, the current French League Cup champion, provisionally stripped of his leadership status.
To do this, it would be enough for the Angers (4th) to score away from home against Lille (10th) on Friday, or for Lyon (5th) to defeat Amiens, also on Friday.
Lille, second last season, has begun the course dubiously, with two wins and two draws. But the ‘Dogos’ return after the international break with the confidence that the goals give with their selections of the Turkish Yusuf Yazici, the Nigerian Victor Osimhen, and the French Jonathan Ikoné.
The Brazilian Lyon Sylvinho, who started with two victories, but which accumulates two other dates without winning, will look for the three points before the 18th before starting his career in the Champions League on Tuesday against Zenit St. Petersburg.
In the match that will lower the curtain, Olympique de Marseille (8th) travels to Monaco on Sunday (19th), which occupies the relegation position and only has two points in its locker. Marseilles will not be able to count on world champion Florian Thauvin, who will be operated on an ankle, and could cause casualties until January’s break, according to his club.