PSG coach fearful of Champions League tie with Manchester United

Ruben Hill
October 17, 2020

Mbappe stepped up in Neymar's absence against Nimes, scoring twice as Alessandro Florenzi and Pablo Sarabia also netted after defender Loick Landre was sent off for a crude challenge in the 12th minute.

Neymar sat out the trip after scoring a hat-trick for Brazil in a World Cup qualifier in Peru that did not finish until the early hours of Wednesday in Europe.

"Rafinha has been training with us for 10 days and he's a very technical player, very humble and very easy to get on with", said Tuchel. He is a player who can make the difference.

On Tuesday they begin their Champions League campaign at the Parc des Princes against Manchester United.

He is likely to be fresher than PSG's other star striker Kylian Mbappé, who played throughout France's 2-1 win in Croatia on Wednesday night.

Tuchel admits that the midfielder is in bad shape after picking up the hamstring injury during the game at Nimes and conceded that he will not be fit to play against Manchester United.

"Colin Dagba had a positive (coronavirus test) with the (French) Under-21s".

Kean had already passed up a couple of opportunities before Reynet tipped his tame effort around the post when the striker should have scored, while Idrissa Gueye and Mbappe had headers saved before the break. PSG beat Nîmes 0-4 and the Frenchman was one of the prominent figures, both for his double and for a message that has generated admiration on social networks.

24 - PSG's budget for last season was understood to be 24 times greater than that of Nimes, whose own budget was the smallest in Ligue 1.

Martin Terrier put Rennes ahead in the first half with a neat finish, but Guinea-Bissau worldwide Mame Balde equalized on 54 minutes to clinch Dijon's second point of the season.

Eduardo Camavinga, who last week became France's youngest goalscorer since 1914, came on for the last half-hour against a team who had picked up a solitary point from six matches. Midfielder Flavien Tait hit the crossbar late on for Rennes. But they won their next four to rise to fourth behind Rennes, Lille and Lens.

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