PSG lose one more striker previous to Champions League fixture

Edinson Cavani could miss the primary leg of Paris St-Germain’s Champions League last-16 tie with Manchester United. The 31-year-old injured a tendon in his hip after scoring a penalty in Saturday’s 1-Zero victory over Bordeaux. Fellow ahead Neymar has been dominated out of Tuesday’s first leg and the return recreation on 6 March via harm. In an announcement, PSG mentioned the size of Cavani’s unavailability “will rely on the evolution of the harm over the approaching days”. This might be an enormous enhance for Man Utd Edinson Cavani limped off for PSG after scoring a penalty… — Soccer on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) February 9, 2019 Talking on French tv on Sunday, supervisor Thomas Tuchel mentioned: “There is no such thing as a excellent news for Edi this morning.” He added: “There are nonetheless examinations immediately at our coaching centre, the membership will converse a bit later, however in my view, the information just isn't going to be excellent. It will likely be very tough for him to play. “There's a very small hope. We all the time hope however the first exams are usually not good.” Brazilian ahead Neymar suffered a damaged metatarsal in a 2-Zero French Cup victory over Strasbourg on Wednesday, 23 January and was dominated out for 10 weeks. This leaves World Cup-winning ahead Kylian Mbappe – who changed Cavani on the weekend – as the one match member of their first-choice entrance three. Belgium right-back Thomas Meunier can also be out of the primary leg, with PSG confirming he suffered a concussion throughout Saturday’s match. PSG’s entrance three in 2018-19 Video games Objectives Edinson Cavani 25 21 Kylian Mbappe 26 22 Neymar 23 20   Nevertheless, Tuchel mentioned there was excellent news for an additional of his key gamers, midfielder Marco Verratti, who began towards Bordeaux after three weeks out with an ankle downside. “Verratti can play and can play,” mentioned the German coach. “I’m apprehensive as a result of we're lacking key gamers. For the massive video games within the Champions League, it's completely essential to have key gamers with plenty of expertise.” PSG are 13 factors clear on the high of Ligue 1 however their win over Bordeaux got here after their hardest week of the season. On Sunday, they misplaced for the primary time within the league this season, 2-1 to Lyon, then wanted additional time to beat third-tier Villefranche within the French Cup on Wednesday.