Champions League: PSG coach Thomas Tuchel to take last-minute call on Kylian Mbappe's availability for Borussia Dortmund clash

French attacker Kylian Mbappe has been suffering from a sore throat and has missed training for the last two days

Reuters March 10, 2020 22:14:29 IST
Champions League: PSG coach Thomas Tuchel to take last-minute call on Kylian Mbappe's availability for Borussia Dortmund clash
  • Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel will make a last-minute decision on whether striker Kylian Mbappe will take part in the team’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday

  • Mbappe has been suffering from a sore throat and has missed training for the last two days

  • Tuchel is also sweating on the condition of captain Thiago Silva, who has been out of action since 24 February with a hamstring injury

Paris: Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel will make a last-minute decision on whether striker Kylian Mbappe will take part in the team’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Champions League PSG coach Thomas Tuchel to take lastminute call on Kylian Mbappes availability for Borussia Dortmund clash

File image of Kylian Mbappe. AP

Mbappe has been suffering from a sore throat and has missed training for the last two days.

“He is ill, he has a sore throat. We will wait and decide on Wednesday morning,” Tuchel told PSG’s website after the pre-game news conference was cancelled following the French authorities’ decision to have the match played without spectators due to coronavirus fears.

Tuchel is also sweating on the condition of captain Thiago Silva, who has been out of action since 24 February with a hamstring injury, as PSG bid to overturn a 2-1 defeat in the first leg in Germany.

“Thiago Silva has been taking part in all training sessions and he is in the squad,” Tuchel said.

“We will decide tomorrow if he plays or not.”

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