Paris Saint-Germain could be without Kylian Mbappé for the visit of Brest on Sunday in the final game of Ligue 1’s 19th round.
Ligue 1 is back! After a weekend of Coupe de France action, the French league resumed action on Saturday with Rennes beating Lyon 3-2. To close out this 19th round, PSG will host Brest in an unexpected clash between the league leaders and the third-placed team, who are increasingly positioning themselves as a credible contender for European places at the end of the season. But for this match, Luis Enrique could well have to do without his best player.
Mbappe on the bench?
Indeed, according to reports from L’Équipe, Mbappé could start the match on the bench. The Spanish coach would favor a front three of Randal Kolo Muani through the middle, Bradley Barcola and Ousmane Dembélé on the wings. For the time being, no information has leaked out about a possible physical problem for the France captain, or a choice by his coach to rest him ahead of the Champions League. For the rest of the team, Zaïre-Emery is expected to start in midfield, with uncertainty reigning over the other two spots between Ugarte and Vitinha, as well as between Vitinha and Fabian Ruiz.