Paris Saint-Germain will be looking to bounce back from their disheartening defeat to Lyon when the champions welcome a struggling Lorient to the Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening.
PSG were knocked off top spot following that loss on Sunday, whereas Lorient managed to lift themselves out of the relegation zone with a 3-0 win over Nimes.
PSG coach Thomas Tuchel will be unable to call upon the services of a tearful Neymar was stretchered off during PSG’s 1-0 defeat to Lyon on Sunday in Ligue 1 after sustaining a left ankle injury as a result of a tackle from Thiago Mendes.
Spanish left-back Juan Bernat, Pablo Sarabia, Argentine striker Mauro Icardi and Germany international Julian Draxler all ruled out
There are doubts over the availability of centre-back Marquinhos who suffered a hip injury against Istanbul Basaksehir in the Champions League.
Meanwhile, Lorient will be without striker Umut Bozok, centre-back Matthieu Saunier and young defender Houboulang Mendes. There are doubts over the availability of veteran midfielder Fabien Lemoine.
In a week where former PSG coach Gerard Houllier sadly passed away at the age of 73, the champions will no doubt want to go out there and produce a performance that the late Frenchman would have been proud of.
Lorient will be buoyed after ending their winless run in impressive fashion against Nimes, but the visitors will be no match for Tuchel’s men, who should record a straightforward victory over the strugglers.
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