Cavani Likely To Miss UCL Match Against Manchester United – Tuchel

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Edinson Cavani is likely to miss the first leg of Saint-Germain’s Champions League encounter with , coach told French television on Sunday.

“There is no good news for Edi this morning, there are still examinations today at our training centre , the club will speak a little later, but in my opinion, the news is not going to be very good , ” Tuchel said .

“It will be very difficult for him to play. ”

The Uruguayan centre – forward has scored 17 times in the French league and twice in the Champions League this season .

PSG visit Old Trafford on Tuesday for the first leg of their encounter in the round – of – 16 , the stage at which the French champions went out in the last two seasons.

Cavani suffered a leg injury on Saturday, probably when blasting home the 42 nd – minute penalty that gave PSG a 1 – 0 victory in Bordeaux. He did not play the second half.

“There is a very small hope , ” Tuchel said . “We always hope but the first exams are not good . ”

He said the club would make a statement later in the day.

PSG will are already missing superstar striker Neymar sidelined until at least April with a foot injury.

Tuchel said there was good news for another of his key players, midfielder Marco Verratti who started against Bordeaux after three weeks out with an ankle problem .

“ Verratti can play and will play, ” said the German coach.

“I ’m worried because we are missing key players, ” said Tuchel . “

For the big games in the Champions League , it is absolutely necessary to have key players with a lot of experience”.

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