Edinson Cavani suffers thigh injury in PSG win

Ruben Hill
February 9, 2019

Paris St-Germain striker Edinson Cavani is an injury doubt for Tuesday's Champions League last 16 first leg tie at Manchester United after hurting himself in a league win over Bordeaux.

The omission of Cavani and Neymar from PSG's squad would serve as a major boost to United's chances of progressing past the French champions.

The was some good news for PSG as midfielder Marco Verratti returned to the line-up after recovering from an ankle injury.

"I do not know [if he will be fit]".

"He had problems and I have to wait until Thursday to be able to take a decision over playing him against Bordeaux".

"It is too much". We don't have another Edi like we don't have another Neymar'.

PSG, who suffered their first league defeat this season against Olympique Lyonnais last weekend, were in control against mid-table Bordeaux.

The result put leaders PSG on 59 points from 22 games, 13 ahead of second-placed Lille, who have played one more game.

"If your key players are not there it's different".

PSG may now have to field a front three of Julian Draxler, Angel Di Maria, and Kylian Mbappé, which is. not bad.

Verratti played nearly an hour before being substituted by Leandro Paredes.

Bordeaux had held PSG at home when the teams met in December, but they were undone late in the first half here as Nicolas de Preville fouled Thomas Meunier in the box, and Cavani netted from 12 yards.

Mid-table Bordeaux slumped to a fourth straight loss between league and cup, although they almost equalised on the hour mark when Francois Kamano's first-time shot from 20 yards was superbly saved by Gianluigi Buffon.

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