The UEFA Champions League rolls into Wednesday

Neymar and Messi were rested for PSG’s game against Clermont Foot on Saturday following their return from international duty, while Mbappe bagged another goal in his team’s comfortable 4-0 victory.

Angel Di Maria and Idrissa Gueye are suspended for the clash at the Jan Breydel Stadium, while Marco Verratti, Juan Bernat and Layvin Kurzawa are all sidelined due to injury.

After scoring a brace against Clermont, Ander Herrera could feature in the midfield again alongside Danilo Pereira and Georginio Wijnaldum, while Keylor Navas could make a return between the sticks.

Meanwhile, Club Brugge midfielder Eder Balanta, forward Jose Izquierdo and striker Wesley are expected to miss out due to a lack of fitness and injuries.

PSG’s predicted line-up: Keylor Navas; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Danilo Pereira, Ander Herrera, Georginio Wijnaldum; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar.

Club Brugge’s predicted line-up: Simon Mignolet; Clinton Mata, Brandon Mechele, Stanley Nsoki, Eduard Sobol; Ruud Vormer, Mats Rits, Hans Vanaken; Kamal Sowah, Charles De Ketelaere, Noa Lang.

Club Brugge vs PSG: When does it start?

This Wednesday night match will take place at 21:00 CEST, which is the local time in Belgium. That is 15:00 ET, 14:00 CT, 13:00 MT and 12:00 PT in the USA, or 20:00 BST in the UK.

Club Brugge vs PSG: Where to watch it?

PSG’s Group A Champions League opener away at Club Brugge will take place on Wednesday, September 15, at the Jan Breydel Stadium and will be broadcast in the US on TUDN App, TUDN USA, Univision,, Paramount+ and Univision NOW.

Meanwhile, fans in the UK can watch the match on, BT Sport ESPN and the BT Sport App.

Club Brugge and Paris Saint-Germain kick off their Champions League campaigns with a Group A battle at the Jan-Breydel-Stadion on Wednesday evening.

The Belgian giants head into the daunting group as rank outsiders for a top-two finish, while PSG will finally seek the European crown that has eluded them for so long.

Preparing for their fourth consecutive appearance in the Champions League group stages, Brugge have never once made it into the knockout rounds of Europe’s elite tournament and will need nothing short of a miracle to usurp PSG, RB Leipzig or Manchester City to one of the top two spots this time around.

Philippe Clement’s side ensured automatic qualification for the group stages by marching to their 17th national title last season – and their second in a row – but they have tried and failed eight times previously to make it out of the group, although they only missed out by two points in the 2020-21 season.

A brief stint in the Europa League followed for Brugge after a third-placed finish in Champions League Group F last term, although they were quickly dispatched by Dynamo Kiev, and they enter Wednesday’s game having made an impressive start to their Belgian title defence.

Despite a humiliating 6-1 defeat to Gent just before the international break, Brugge got back on track with a dominant 3-0 win over KV Oostende on Friday night, as Noa Lang’s strong start continued with two goals either side of Hans Vanaken’s effort.

This week’s hosts can only boast two wins from their last 12 in the Champions League, but they both came in last year’s tournament over Zenit St Petersburg, and Brugge certainly need any inspiration they can find before the visit of many fans’ favourites for the crown.

Having been blown away by Manchester City’s superiority in last year’s semi-finals, a busy summer of acquisitions for PSG has undoubtedly turned them into the force that many believe are capable of ending their European hoodoo once and for all.

Mauricio Pochettino’s side also have a Ligue 1 crown to wrestle out of Lille’s grasp, and with the reigning champions struggling for form under new management, PSG have taken full advantage with five wins from five in the early stages.

The visit of an unbeaten Clermont came at a time where PSG were missing players in the double figures through injury or late returns from international duty, but they still managed to hammer the newly-promoted side 4-0 thanks to efforts from Ander Herrera (two), Kylian Mbappe and Idrissa Gueye.

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