A good surprise before the international break? Announced forfeit by his coach during the pre-match press conference on Friday, Keylor Navas finally appears in the group of 20 players communicated by PSG this Saturday morning. “He has small muscle problems and will be absent,” Thomas Tuchel said.
It is quite likely that the three-time Champions League winner (with Real Madrid) will start the meeting on the bench, in favor of Sergio Rico, his understudy. Recovered from the Covid, Alexandre Letellier, the 3rd goalkeeper, is also in the group. Like Neymar and Mbappé, Navas is summoned to the national team despite his injury.
On the other hand, time did not work a miracle for Pablo Sarabia. Announced very uncertain, the Spanish striker is not in the list for muscle pain. Presnel Kimpembe, victim of a “serious blow” to the foot, is also forfeited, as announced. These two absent join an infirmary always full: Kylian Mbappé, Neymar, Marco Verratti, Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler and Juan Bernat.
Due to absences and fatigue, Paris will align a necessarily diminished team, once again, three days after the defeat in the Champions League in Leipzig. Former injured Thilo Kehrer and Leandro Paredes are available to start the meeting. Marquinhos could make a comeback in central defense, especially if Danilo Pereira is spared.
The probable PSG team: Rico – Florenzi, Marquinhos (cap.), Diallo, Kurzawa – Herrera, Paredes, Gueye – Di Maria, Kean, Rafinha.
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