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Edinson Cavani comes off injured for PSG ahead of Manchester United clash

The Uruguayan scored from the spot to give PSG a 1-0 lead at home to Bordeaux three minutes before half-time in their Ligue 1 game.

football Updated: Feb 09, 2019 22:50 IST
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Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel talks to Edinson Cavani.
Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel talks to Edinson Cavani.(REUTERS)
         

Paris Saint-Germain suffered a new injury scare on Saturday ahead of their Champions League showdown with Manchester United as Edinson Cavani came off after appearing to hurt himself taking a penalty.

The Uruguayan scored from the spot to give PSG a 1-0 lead at home to Bordeaux three minutes before half-time in their Ligue 1 game.

However, replays showed him grimacing in pain after the goal, and he then came across towards the touchline to talk to coach Thomas Tuchel before heading to the dugout as the final seconds of the first half were played out.

Cavani was then replaced by Kylian Mbappe at the start of the second half.

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An injury to Cavani, who is PSG’s all-time leading scorer and has netted 22 times this season in all competitions, would be another huge blow to the French champions ahead of the Champions League knockout stage.

They are already missing Neymar for the last-16 tie against United, with the Brazilian not expected back from a metatarsal injury until early April.

He was in attendance at Saturday’s game, which saw Marco Verratti make his return to action after three weeks out with an ankle injury.

First Published: Feb 09, 2019 22:50 IST