South Korea national soccer team midfielder Lee Kang-in will look to lead Paris Saint-Germain (PSG-France) to the round of 16 in the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League (UCL).
PSG will host Borussia Dortmund (GER) on Thursday at 5:00 a.m. ET at the Zignale Iduna Park in Germany in the final sixth leg of Group F of the competition.
In Group F, dubbed the “Group of Death,” PSG is second (10 points) behind leader Dortmund (7 points).
UCL qualifies for the round of 16 as the runner-up in each group. Third place drops to the Europa League, the competition one level below. Last place is elimination.
While UCL is favored to make the round of 16, it’s not a sure thing. Only two points separate third-place Newcastle United (England) from last-place AC Milan (5 points above Italy).
If PSG beats Dortmund, 안전놀이터 they will top their group and qualify for the round of 16, but a draw or loss would complicate matters, depending on the outcome of the Newcastle-AC Milan match.
Since being acquired by the Qatari capital in 2011, PSG has never been out of the group stage of the UCL.
The chemistry between star strikers Kylian Mbappe and Lee Kang-in will be more important than ever for a win over Dortmund.
Lee warmed up against Nantes in the regular season on Oct. 10, starting and assisting in a 2-1 win. He’s now started three consecutive games in all competitions and has earned Luis Enrique’s trust.
Barring any major changes, Lee should start against Dortmund.
Lee also started and played the final 37 minutes of the UCL group stage fifth leg against Newcastle (1-1 draw) on May 29, and impressed in the attacking third.
While he hasn’t had much of an attacking presence lately, his sharp left foot has allowed him to initiate attacks.
The fact that his main rival for the position, Ousmane Dembele, missed the game against Dortmund through suspension, also raised expectations for Lee.
In a training video released by PSG ahead of the game, 토토사이트 추천 Lee was seen linking up with Mbappe in preparation for the match.