Paris Saint-Germain’s (PSG) Lee Kang-In (23) has been named in the starting lineup for the 2023-2024 UEFA Champions League (UCL) quarterfinal second leg against Dortmund.

PSG will take on Dortmund in the UEFA UCL quarterfinal second leg at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, on Aug. 8 at 4 p.m. ET.

On June 6, UEFA released the expected starting lineup for the match. Lee Kang-in’s name was not on it.

Gianluigi Donnarumma (goalkeeper), Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Lucas Veraldo, Nuno Mendes, Warren Zaire-Emericka, Vitinha, Fabian Luis, Ousmane Dembele, Kylian Mbappe and Bradley Barcola will start, UEFA said on its official website.

PSG, who are in a tight spot after a 0-1 first leg defeat on Feb. 2, must win the second leg.

PSG did not use Lee Kang-In in the first leg. Instead, PSG went with a 4-3-3 formation. Bradley Barcola-Kylian Mbappe-Ousmane Dembele were up front, with Fabian Luis-Vitinha-Warren Zaire Emery in the middle. Nuno Mendes-Luca Hernandez-Marquinhos-Achiraf Hakimi formed the back four, 토토사이트 with Gianluigi Donnarumma in goal. Lee Kang-In was named on the bench but did not see the field.

In the first leg,

PSG controversially made just one substitution in the second 20 minutes, replacing defender Lucas Hernandez with a knee injury just before halftime. They took off Bacca and brought on Kolo Moani.

PSG need a win at home by at least two goals to reach the final. After being benched in the first leg, Lee’s UCL final ‘red flag’ was raised. To make matters worse, he’s not even in the starting lineup for the second leg.

After helping the team defeat Barcelona in the quarterfinals, Lee became the fourth Korean player to reach the UCL semifinals, following in the footsteps of Park Ji-sung, Lee Young-pyo, and Son Heung-min. Lee also reached the quarterfinals with Park Ji-Sung at Eindhoven in the 2004-2005 season. Park has been a consistent semifinalist for United ever since.

This is the first time a Korean player has reached the UCL quarterfinals since Son Heung-min (Tottenham) in the 2018-2019 season. 파워볼실시간 He lost the trophy to Liverpool in the final.

Lee will try to become the first Korean player to win the UCL title in 16 years, following Park Ji-Sung, but he may not be able to play in two consecutive quarterfinals.

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