Ligue 1: Neymar in PSG squad for Marseille clash after beating COVID-19; Kylian Mbappé, Marquinhos still out

PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is not sure whether Neymar, winger Angel Di Maria, goalkeeper Keylor Navas or midfielder Leandro Paredes will start the game at Parc des Princes.

The Associated Press September 12, 2020 22:21:20 IST
Ligue 1: Neymar in PSG squad for Marseille clash after beating COVID-19; Kylian Mbappé, Marquinhos still out

Paris: Neymar is back in the Paris Saint-Germain squad for Sunday's home game against bitter rival Marseille after recovering from the coronavirus.

However, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel is not sure whether Neymar, winger Angel Di Maria, goalkeeper Keylor Navas or midfielder Leandro Paredes will start the game at Parc des Princes.

They recovered after being among six PSG players who tested positive for COVID-19 following a club-approved trip to Ibiza soon after the 1-0 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final on 23 August.

“If I asked them, their answer would be clear. They want to play, that's obvious," Tuchel said at a pre-game news conference on Saturday. "I will decide tomorrow. It's a question of whether they start or they finish the match for us. We don't need to wait too long. If there's no risk, we'll try."

Ligue 1 Neymar in PSG squad for Marseille clash after beating COVID19 Kylian Mbapp Marquinhos still out

File image of PSG star Neymar. Reuters

Captain Marquinhos and striker Mauro Icardi also tested positive following that trip to Spain and are not in the squad.

Neither is star striker Kylian Mbappé, whose positive virus test happened on international duty with France last week.

PSG began their title defence with a 1-0 loss at Lens on Thursday.

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