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Why Lionel Messi & Kylian Mbappe look set to miss PSG’s clash with Lille

Why Lionel Messi & Kylian Mbappe look set to miss PSG’s clash with Lille

 

French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain look set to be without two of the club’s key performers when they return to action tomorrow night.

Lille showdown

Mauricio Pochettino’s men are set to get the club’s Ligue 1 campaign back underway in 24 hours’ time.

After being held to a 0-0 draw in the latest edition of the Classique last time out, PSG will welcome LOSC Lille to the capital, for a highly-anticipated clash.

Lille, of course the current French champions, have endured a less than ideal opening to the new campaign, and currently sit in mid-table, having racked up just 15 points from 11 fixtures.

As such, Friday’s hosts will no doubt be confident in their chances of getting back to winnings ways, to make it four successive outings without a victory for Jocelyn Gourvennec’s struggling Dogues.

Why Lionel Messi & Kylian Mbappe look set to miss PSG’s clash with Lille

PARIS, FRANCE – JANUARY 03: Newly appointed head coach Mauricio Pochettino reacts during a Paris Saint-Germain training session at Ooredoo Center on January 03, 2021 in Paris, France. (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

Mbappe out/Messi a doubt

As outlined above, however, PSG’s efforts to get back on track at the Parc des Princes could well come with Pochettino unable to call on a pair of his side’s star performers.

Speaking in a press conference earlier today, the Argentine first revealed that summer arrival Lionel Messi is struggling with a muscle issue, throwing his participation on Friday into doubt:

Not only that, but Kylian Mbappe looks certain to miss out, owing to an ear infection:

 

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Aminat Aigbe

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