Missing Players and team news:


PSG’s COVID-positive duo Alessandro Florenzi and Marco Verratti will be able to return to training before the second leg should they produce negative tests over the weekend, but Pochettino is unlikely to risk either man from the first whistle, even if they are passed fit. Marquinhos’s evening in Munich ended two minutes after he struck PSG’s second goal, and with the Brazilian defender thought to have suffered a partial adductor tear, his chances of recovering for Tuesday are extremely slim. Danilo Pereira could therefore deputise at centre-back once again, especially with Leandro Paredes back from suspension and ready to start in midfield, while Pochettino will also hope to welcome Abdou Diallo back after a bout of sickness. It remains to be seen if Mauro Icardi or Layvin Kurzawa will be passed fit for the second leg as they aim to shake off thigh and calf problems respectively, and Keylor Navas had to be replaced at half time against Strasbourg due to a reported muscular issue, and the loss of the in-form Costa Rican would be a devastating blow for the hosts. However, there is nothing to suggest that Navas will not be involved at the time of writing, while Neymar will return to the first XI amid his domestic ban. There was initial optimism over Lewandowski’s availability for the second leg, but the prolific Pole has confirmed that he will not be ready for the trip to Paris, so Choupo-Moting will continue to lead the line. Lewandowski’s fellow attacker Serge Gnabry also missed the first leg after returning a positive coronavirus test, while on the opposite side, Kingsley Coman is a fresh doubt after coming off at half time against Union Berlin, but his issue is not thought to be serious. Left-back Lucas Hernandez is in with a fighting chance of returning from a bruised rib in time, but Alphonso Davies is well-rested after serving a domestic suspension and will surely be given the nod out wide at the Parc des Princes. Meanwhile, fellow defender Niklas Sule is expected to miss out with a muscular issue. The veteran Javi Martinez may be called upon to fill in if Marc Roca, Leon Goretzka and Jerome Boateng are not passed fit for this game. Alternatively, Thomas Muller could be forced to drop into a deeper midfield role. The likes of Josip Stanisic, Bouna Sarr and Tiago Dantas were all trusted from the first whistle against Union, but the trio of youngsters are set to make way for Benjamin Pavard, David Alaba and Leroy Sane this week.

 

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