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PSG to make late call on Cavani fitness for Man Utd tie

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Paris Saint-Germain’s Uruguayan forward Edinson Cavani (R) and Paris Saint-Germain’s Argentine midfielder Angel Di Maria gesture during a training session at the club’s Camp des Loges training grounds in Saint-Germain-en-Laye, near Paris on March 5, 2019 on the eve of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg football match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. (Photo by FRANCK FIFE / AFP)

Paris Saint-Germain will make a last-minute decision on the fitness of Edinson Cavani for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Manchester United, coach Thomas Tuchel said on Tuesday.

“He has taken a full part in the last two training sessions with us, but we will decide tomorrow (Wednesday) after training,” Tuchel said at his eve-of-game press conference.

“We will wait to see how he responds, so there will be a final decision in the morning.”

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The Uruguayan striker has not played since injuring a tendon in his hip while scoring a penalty during a Ligue 1 game against Bordeaux on February 9, just before the first leg against United, which PSG won 2-0.

Neymar remains on the sidelines for the French champions, with the Brazilian not expected back from a metatarsal injury for around a month.


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