PSG: Icardi, Marquinhos and Navas expected against Metz, not Florenzi


PSG will play two important matches this Wednesday. At 6 p.m., first, the disciplinary committee of the LFP will look at the very heated meeting between Paris and Marseille (0-1). If some of the facts could be put under investigation, the three expulsions that occurred in additional time will be on the menu. They concern Paredes, Neymar and Kurzawa. The three men are already automatically suspended for the late match of the first day, the same day at 9 p.m. against Metz. The commission will have to decide, or not, to add meetings to their sanction.

Against the Lorraine, Thomas Tuchel will also have to do without Alessandro Florenzi, great satisfaction of the match against OM. The rookie was not part of the Parisian workforce on the initial date of the meeting (August 23). Sergio Rico has left the club in the meantime, but he was under contract to finish the Champions League season on that date and will be able to play well, contrary to what the LFP initially indicated. Kylian Mbappé, he will not be done with the health protocol, unless it is expressly modified. He could return for the game in Nice on Sunday.

“The fight is very serious, we will manage internally”

In the good news department, Keylor Navas, Marquinhos and Mauro Icardi should all be present. The first symptoms declared by the club as part of the protocol would go back more than 15 days. The goalkeeper would have been on the bench against OM if he had not complained of back pain. At the club, optimism reigns about his presence in the goal Wednesday.

After the match against OM, Tuchel explained that he had established Neymar and Di Maria to give them “volume of play”, in the absence of pre-season preparation. He could be tempted to repeat this operation with the newcomers, provided he has the green light from the medical sector. The coach will also have to manage his squad for the third game in seven days after returning from the holidays granted to the players.

This Monday morning, the players were present at the Loges camp after a short night’s rest. The big debriefing of the meeting against Marseille should wait a bit. Leonardo, who slipped after the meeting: “The fight is very serious, we will manage internally, we will talk to our players”, was not present at the training center. The scrub, performed solo by the players, is not particularly conducive to talks and Thomas Tuchel is not used to making a collective video session the day after meetings.

The possible team: Navas – Dagba, Kehrer, Kimpembe, Bernat – Herrera, Marquinhos, Draxler – Di Maria, Icardi, Sarabia.

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