Donnarumma benched by PSG in Champions League

As expected, Gianluigi Donnarumma is on the Paris Saint-Germain bench against Club Brugge, so must wait for his Champions League debut.

The former Milan goalkeeper has never played in European club football’s top tournament and his move to PSG was motivated in part by the ambition to compete at that level.

However, he did not count on how difficult it would be to dislodge Keylor Navas from the starting XI.

So far this season, Donnarumma has made only one appearance in the Paris Saint-Germain jersey, their Ligue 1 home game against Clermont Foot, which resulted in a 4-0 victory.

He had been hoping to get his big break in the Champions League opener with Club Brugge this evening, but instead Navas again gets the gloves.

It is frustrating for the 22-year-old Italy international, who was named Player of the Tournament at UEFA EURO 2020.

Donnarumma has 215 Serie A games under his belt, but only ever had two Europa League campaigns with Milan in 2017-18 and 2020-21.