The good news is confirmed for Paris: Kylian Mbappé appears in the group of players selected by Mauricio Pochettino to face Lyon, this Sunday evening (8:45 p.m., at the Parc des Princes, on Prime Video). The striker therefore won his race against the clock. Affected Wednesday evening in the left foot (trauma of the big toe), in Bruges, and forced to give way to Mauro Icardi in the 51st minute, Mbappé increased the care and rest to give himself every chance to apply for the shock of the 6th day of Ligue 1. While the four days between the two games may have seemed too short to hope for a sufficient recovery, his return to training on Saturday morning revived hope in the Paris case.
But not Ramos and Verratti
The last discussions with the staff this Sunday morning, it appears that Mbappé was good for the service. It remains to be seen whether he will be able to take his place among the starting eleven alongside Neymar and Messi or whether he starts on the bench.
In addition, if Mauricio Pochettino is still deprived of Sergio Ramos and Marco Verratti, he can count on the presence of Idrissa Gueye and Angel Di Maria, who were absent in Belgium on Wednesday due to suspension in the Champions League.
Three goalkeepers (against four against Clermont) are present in this group. It remains to be seen whether Keylor Navas will continue a new tenure after Wednesday’s or whether Gianluigi Donnarumma is back in the league.
Note that he did not retain Xavi Simons who nevertheless shone on Wednesday in the Youth League against Bruges (2-2) with the U19 of Zoumana Camara.
The group for Lyon: Navas, Donnarumma, Rico, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Diallo, Hakimi, Mendes, Kehrer, Danilo, Herrera, Walls, Dina Ebimbe, Gueye, Wijnaldum, Draxler, Rafinha, Di Maria, Neymar, Icardi, Messi, Mbappé.