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Paris Saint-Germain versus Monaco in the League Cup final on Saturday could almost be renamed Buyers vs. Sellers. Both sides put the French league in the spotlight during the offseason, with combined sales and purchases close to 800 million euros ($985 million).
While Monaco sold key players to England’s cash-rich Premier League, PSG bought Neymar for 222 million euros from Barcelona and ensured Monaco’s coffers remained full with the acquisition of Kylian Mbappe for 180 million.
“PSG are favorites,” Monaco vice-president Vadim Vasilyev said ahead of the final. “We’re up against a team which was already strong last season but strengthened by spending 400 million, whereas we sold for 360 million.”
Neymar is recovering from foot surgery but Mbappe is fit to face his former club. The 19-year-old forward has 19 goals for PSG and scored twice in France’s 3-1 win at World Cup host Russia Tuesday.
Monaco are last season’s French champions and having seen their squad decimated last summer, Leonardo Jardim has done a super job to get them into second and to this cup final. Whether Monaco can live with PSG in the Coupe de la Ligue final though is a huge question mark.
Besides their recent defeats to Real Madrid in the Champions League, PSG have been sensational in domestic football. Their last loss in France came in January against Lyon. Monaco come into this Coupe de la Ligue final in good form, having won seven of their last eight matches.