PSG issue Kylian Mbappe update ahead of Man City clash following injury scare

Paris Saint-Germain are hopeful that Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City in the first leg of their Champions League semi-final clash on Wednesday.

The forward was forced off with a thigh problem in PSG's 3-1 win over Metz on Saturday and manager Mauricio Pochettino was optimistic about Mbappe's chances of featuring against City.

"We think he's okay and that he'll be ready for Wednesday," Pochettino told Canal+. "We reviewed the action, we see the blow. We are not worried about him."

In a separate update, he added: "We hope it's not too serious. Kylian was calm when he was replaced but even a simple knock is always painful."

PSG also have a number of other injury concerns, with several players facing a race to be fit in time to feature on Wednesday.

Club captain Marquinhos has been sidelined since early April after suffering a groin injury in PSG's 3-2 win over Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final tie.

He recently returned to full training and could play against City, despite not being involved against Metz on Saturday.

Fellow defender Abdou Diallo has missed PSG's last three games with a calf injury but he has also returned to full training and could be available on Wednesday.

Rafinha is the final player hoping to be fit enough to play, having been out of action with a back issue.

Left-back Juan Bernat is the only confirmed absentee at this stage, having suffered a cruciate ligament injury in September which has kept him out ever since.

City go into the clash with PSG after beating Tottenham Hotspur 1-0 at Wembley on Sunday to lift the Carabao Cup for the fourth season in a row.

Riyad Mahrez believes that victory will stand City in good stead when they face PSG, saying: "Of course it gives a massive lift, massive confidence for Wednesday and we have to play the same.

"I feel very good and I think the team feel very good. We just have to keep playing the way we're playing. As a team, everyone has a big quality and everyone gives everything for the team and that's why we're here."

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