The leaders of Ligue 1 PSG will have to play without two of their stars in this game. They still have Lionel Messi, but these are definitely note-worthy absentees. Check out why Kylian Mbappe and Neymar won’t play against Toulouse.
At the World Cup, PSG players took Qatar by storm. Not only did Lionel Messi shine with Argentina, but so did Kylian Mbappe in France. Since then, the Paris team has not looked so good and will even be without Mbappe and Neymar against Toulouse.
They are the league leaders with a five-point difference over Olympique Marseille. Their results were excellent in the first half of the season, although they failed to make better use of their lead at the top of Ligue 1, with Lens being their main opposition throughout.
Recently, they have been able to improve their performances to regain control. PSG’s win over Montpellier this week helped, although it was a poor run of results for them in the upcoming games. Find out why they won’t have these superstars in the lineup.
Why won’t Mbappe and Neymar play against Toulouse in Ligue 1?
Mbappe has been one of the best scorers in the world in the last couple of years. The World Cup final showed it perfectly, although he had a forgettable night days ago. The French star missed a penalty, retook it to fail again and even wasted an easy rebound from it. The issue is that wasn’t it for him.
He had to leave the field with a thigh injury before the 20-minute mark of PSG’s win against Montpellier. It was a bad timing for it because it was confirmed that he will be out for around three weeks. That means Mbappe will miss this match along with the Champions League battle with Bayern coming soon in the calendar.
Neymar is the other player that will be out of the team. The Brazilian also missed Wednesday’s victory, so he was in doubt anyway. His status has him unavailable for a muscle problem that is preventing him to play. Most likely the cautious approach with Neymar is fueled by Mbappe’s uncertain return date.