The PSG unveiled this Saturday morning the group brought to challenge Lens in the afternoon (5 p.m.) during the 35th day of Ligue 1. Leandro Paredes and Alessandro Florenzi join the list of absentees for the duel against the northern club.
Victim of a contracture in the right calf, Kylian Mbappé is forfeited for the reception of Lens this Saturday at the Parc des Princes during the 35th day of Ligue 1. A little more surprisingly, Leandro Paredes and Alessandro Florenzi do not appear either. in the group sent by PSG before the match against the Sang et Or.
While Mauricio Pochettino did not mention any injury to the Argentine or Italian during his press conference, the coach had suggested making some changes to his squad ahead of the semi-final second leg of Champions League against Manchester City, Tuesday, May 4 (from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1).
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The absences of Leandro Paredes and Alessandro Florenzi could thus be linked to a simple precaution on the part of the Parisian coach. Cured of Covid-19 in mid-April, the Italian side has since chained three games as a holder during the victories against Saint-Etienne (3-2) and Metz (1-3) and during the defeat against the Skyblues . Colin Dagba should play in his place on the right side of the Parisian defense.
Undisputed holder in the midfield of PSG, the Argentine midfielder has also played a lot in recent weeks and could thus take advantage of the match against Lens to regain physical freshness before the semi-final return leg against Manchester City.
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In his absence, Mauricio Pochettino could offer playing time to Ander Herrera or Danilo Pereira. A good rehearsal for the Spaniard and the Portuguese before the European duel. Due to Idrissa Gueye’s suspension from the Etihad Stiadum, one of them could support Paredes for the half return. The meeting against Lens could serve to decide between them.