Paris Saint-Germain have been handed a massive injury boost ahead of their Champions League clash against Atalanta, as Kylian Mbappe made their traveling squad
Mbappe picked up a dismal ankle injury during PSG’s narrow 1-0 triumph over Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France final back in July.
There’s been a growing concern the 21-year-old forward will not be able to feature their Champions League decider versus Atalanta.
However, according to the Daily Mail, Mbappe has returned to the fold just in time to be included in Thomas Tuchel’s 24-man squad to face the Serie A team on Wednesday evening.
The French forward’s return comes as a major boost to PSG’s quest of the Champions League glory, especially given they drew a blank in the last 180 minutes of football without Mbappe on the pitch.
Former Monaco starlet has been leading the line for the ‘Parisians’ in the Champions League this term, racking up five goals and five assists in seven appearances in the competition.
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News of the Frenchman’s recovery gains more weight considering Angel Di Maria is suspended for the match against Atalanta, and Edinson Cavani already left the club upon the expiration of his contract.
Meanwhile, Marco Verratti will have to skip the Wednesday showdown after further checking revealed a severe calf injury.
As a result, the Italian midfielder will spend the next month on the sidelines, though he should be ready for the start of the 2020/21 Ligue 1 campaign.