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Mbappé, Icardi back in PSG squad

Publish on 28/09/2019 at 11:30

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Kylian Mbappé and Mauro Icardi are back in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for Saturday's visit to Girondins de Bordeaux.

The attacking duo were included on a list of 21 players named for the match at the Matmut Atlantique after spells on the sidelines. While they return, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is missing after coming off in the midweek defeat against Stade de Reims with a rib injury, while Edinson Cavani is still not ready for his comeback.

Icardi missed last weekend's win at Olympique Lyonnais and the Reims defeat due to an adductor injury. Mbappé, meanwhile, has not featured for a month since coming off with a hamstring problem in the 4-0 home win over Toulouse FC on August 25.

"We have the possibility to play Kylian and Mauro Icardi for part of the game but we don't have too many solutions because Choupo-Moting is injured," pointed out coach Thomas Tuchel at a press conference on Friday.

"Kylian has been injured for several weeks so we can't expect everything from him yet. We still need to be patient with him. He is in the squad but he can't play the whole 90 minutes."

Paris are also still without Colin Dagba, Julian Draxler and Thilo Kehrer for the meeting with a Bordeaux side who lie just three points behind them in the table.