PSG Vs Atalanta: Why Mbappe on the Bench

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PSG Vs Atalanta : Why Mbappe on the bench ?

PSG Vs Atalanta: Why Mbappe on the bench ? Kylian Mbappe was named among the substitutes for Paris Saint-Germain against Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals.

The France star has been sidelined since injuring his ankle in the Coupe de France final victory over Saint-Etienne on July 24.

Head coach Thomas Tuchel said the forward would be in his plans against Atalanta provided he came through Tuesday’s training session unscathed.

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As expected, Mbappe was passed fit for the match-day squad on Wednesday, although he was not in the starting line-up.

Marco Verratti missed out with a calf injury, while Angel Di Maria was suspended, meaning the pressure was on Neymar and Mauro Icardi in the PSG attack.

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Atalanta were without Josip Ilicic, who missed the final six matches of the Serie A season after returning to his native Slovenia for personal reasons.

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