French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain look set to be without two of the club’s key performers when they return to action tomorrow night.
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.
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:
PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino has confirmed that a decision will be made on Lionel Messi’s availability vs. Lille tomorrow after a minor muscle issue. #PSGLOSC
— Jonathan Johnson (@Jon_LeGossip) October 28, 2021
Not only that, but Kylian Mbappe looks certain to miss out, owing to an ear infection:
Kylian Mbappé misses tomorrow evening’s clash against Lille with an ENT infection.https://t.co/l7DLspBXw8
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) October 28, 2021
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