Still without Neymar, PSG inflicted a heavy defeat (3-0) on LOSC, in the French Cup. But the Parisians lost Mauro Icardi, who was injured and left the field in the first half. Is the Argentinian center forward already out for the decisive match in the race for the title against OL?
PSG : problème musculaire à la cuisse pour Mauro Icardi
Author of the first goal of PSG against Lille OSC (1-0, 9th) in the 8th final of the French Cup, Mauro Icardi did not finish the game. He was forced to leave, following an injury. He gave up his place to Kylian Mbappé at the 38th minute. And the French striker completed the job, scoring twice (41st) first on penalty kick, then with a nice lob in the extra time (90th+3). After the brilliant victory over Lille and before the very important clash against Olympique Lyonnais, Paris Saint-Germain still doesn’t know if its N°9 will be available on Sunday. According to the indiscretions of L’Équipe, Mauro Icardi “suffers from a muscle problem in the left thigh”.
For now, the 28-year-old player and his family, Mauricio Pochettino and the management of the Parisians remain attentive to the results of medical tests that he had to pass this Thursday. After the match at the Parc des Princes, the PSG coach was reassuring. He had suggested that the player was “taken out as a precaution” and that the pain of the latter “did not seem important at first sight”. However, the sports newspaper indicates that the clan of the former Inter Milan player remains “more cautious”.
Statistics of the Argentine at Paris SG
Mauro Icardi had been loaned to Paris SG in the first instance, during the 2019-2020 season. He scored 20 goals and 4 assists, in 34 games played with the Red and Blue. Thanks to this performance, the purchase option that accompanied his contract was lifted during the summer mercato. In the current year, the native of Rosario (Argentina) has played 19 games, 19 of them in the league, with 7 goals and 6 assists. In total, he scored 27 goals and 10 assists in 53 games played for the capital club.