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Icardi joins Cavani and Mbappé in missing OL clash

Publish on 21/09/2019 at 22h30

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Paris Saint-Germain will be without Mauro Icardi, Kylian Mbappé and Edinson Cavani through injury for their high-profile trip to Olympique Lyonnais on Sunday evening.

Icardi was replaced on the hour in the famous 3-0 win over Real Madrid on Wednesday evening after feeling a niggle, while Mbappé will have to wait a touch longer to return from the injury he sustained against Toulouse on August 25. Thomas Tuchel has to cope with an extensive injury list as Cavani, Thilo Kehrer, Colin Dagba, Julian Draxler and Pablo Sarabia will also miss the OL game.

Tuchel said: "We have to do the same we did against Real. I'm convinced we're capable of playing great games. It's demanding to play against Real in the Champions League. We need to recover and make the most of the victory. Sunday's game will be difficult. Lyon will be right up for it and want to show they're capable of better. It's a good challenge. It will be a great game. We're capable of wnning it but it will be difficult."