|PSG vs Nantes|
|Date||31 July 2022|
|Time||11:30 PM IST 🇮🇳|
|League||Super Cup | Final|
🇫🇷 PSG XI: Donnarumma, Marquinhos, Ramos, Kimpembe, Hakimi, Vitinha, Verratti, Mendes, Sarabia, Messi, Neymar
🇫🇷 Nantes XI: Lafont, Pallois, Girotto, Appiah, Chirivella, Blas, Fabio, Sissoko, Corchia, Simon, Guessand
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🔴 PSG vs Nantes
Nantes head coach Antoine Kombouare has already been there and done it all before in the PSG dugout, but the former Parisiens boss is currently making waves with Nantes, who added the 2021-22 Coupe de France to their trophy collection last term.
After PSG's defence of the crown was ended by Nice, Nantes managed to get the better of the Galtier-led Aiglons in the final, with a 47th-minute Ludovic Blas penalty enough to propel Les Canaris to victory at the Stade de France.
At the end of the 2020-21 season, Nantes were forced to salvage their Ligue 1 status in the promotion/relegation playoffs, but last term, Kombouare steadied the ship and led his outfit to a ninth-placed finish in the top flight, while their Coupe de France crown also earned them a place in the Europa League.
A mixed bag of pre-season results has seen Nantes lose to Guingamp and Rennes while beating Caen and Lorient, and Les Canaris only have two Trophee des Champions successes to their name, winning the 1999 and 2001 editions.
Losing such an influential attacking outlet in Kolo Muani is a bitter blow for Nantes, but similarly, PSG will have to find a way to stomp their attacking authority without Mbappe in the fold.
Kombouare's side have demonstrated some impressive defensive resilience in pre-season, but Galtier's new-look side still possess the creative nous to break through and get their hands on the Trophee des Champions for the 11th time.