Skip to main content

Soccer Paris St Germain coach confirms record scorer Cavani missing Tuesday Champions League match

Edinson Cavani reacts as he suffers an injury after scoring a goal during the French L1 football match between Paris Saint Germain (PSG) and FC Girondins de Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes Stadium, in Paris, on Feb. 9, 2019.

ANNE-CHRISTINE POUJOULAT/AFP/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel confirmed that the club’s record scorer Edinson Cavani will miss Tuesday’s Champions League match away to Manchester United.

Uruguay striker Cavani, who has scored 192 goals for PSG, sustained a hip-muscle injury in Saturday’s 1-0 Ligue 1 victory over Girondins de Bordeaux adding to the side’s injury woes ahead of the last-16 first leg.

PSG are already without Neymar, who was ruled out with a foot injury, leaving the French side with only Kylian Mbappé as a world-class striking option. Fullback Thomas Meunier has also been ruled out.

Story continues below advertisement

“You cannot replace quality players like this, Neymar is one of the key, key players in Europe, and we miss him a lot, and now we miss a second key player with Edi,” Tuchel told reporters on Monday.

However, he did not expect the French league leaders to change their style of play.

“We miss two key attacking players, but to change our identity for that? … I don’t know if it’s the moment. We are PSG, we are used to playing offensively and creating chances,” he said.

Tuchel added that it was wrong to expect Mbappé to make up for the injured South American pair.

“It’s not really his job to replace Cavani and Neymar, and he can’t do all three things at the same time,” Tuchel said.

“I want us to play with courage, play as a team, together, tight knit, fight, ready to suffer. And I think I don’t really want to talk about the result, but we want to score perhaps more than one [goal].”

Report an error
Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. Thank you for your patience. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Click here to subscribe.

If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to letters@globeandmail.com. Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter .

Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff.

We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That means:

  • Treat others as you wish to be treated
  • Criticize ideas, not people
  • Stay on topic
  • Avoid the use of toxic and offensive language
  • Flag bad behaviour

Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

Read our community guidelines here

Discussion loading ...

Cannabis pro newsletter