PSG are preparing to defend their Ligue 1 title in the 2023/24 campaign with a pre-season tour of Japan, starting with a clash with Al Nassr in Osaka.
Luis Enrique arrived in Paris with the task of bringing a first-ever Champions League title to the Parc des Princes in the coming months.
The former Barcelona and Spain head coach will add experience and personality to the role, but his bucket is already full in the French capital.
Kylian Mbappe has been left out of the traveling side and the club’s hierarchy are ready to sell their talisman as he continues to refuse a contract extension.
Mbappe’s absence was the main story after PSG’s squad arrived in Japan with potential exit talks with the forward in Paris.
Real Madrid remain Mbappe’s preferred transfer destination No.1, but PSG are open to offers for the France captain.
PSG vs Al Nassr lineups
Despite not having Mbappe in his ranks, Enrique will be looking to use the tour to test out some of his new signings, including Milan Skriniar, Marco Asensio and Manuel Ugarte.
Cristiano Ronaldo will lead Al Nassr in Osaka, alongside summer signing Marcelo Brozovic, and potentially new star Seko Fofana.
Below are the projected starting lineups for both teams ahead of their match at the Nagai Stadium on July 25.
PSG starting 11
PSG predicted lineup (4-3-3, right to left): Letellier (GK) — Hakimi, Skriniar, Hernandez, Kurzawa — Verratti, Ugarte, Ruiz — Lee, Asensio, Ekitike
Al Nassr starting 11
Al Nassr predicted lineup (4-2-3-1, right to left): Al-Aqidi (GK) — Al-Ghanam, Al-Amri, Lawgami, Konan — Brozovic, Alkhaibari — Fofana, Talisca, Ghareeb — Ronaldo
Ronaldo and Brozovic have both featured in preseason but Fofana could make his first start for Al Nassr.