If any team can be said to have been unluckiest this season then it is Paris Saint-Germain. However, that has been Liverpool lately. The real hospital was in the team of the Saints, and the German expert Thomas Tuchel could not count on the strongest team in any match.
There was often a double-digit number of absences due to injuries, corona, suspensions ... In the Champions League, the French champion stumbles, has already suffered two defeats and the placement in the eighth finals has been called into question, while in League 1 things have come to their own.
After the introductory two defeats by Lens and Marseille, eight tied victories followed and the sovereign lead of the French championship. After the national team duties, and before the visit to the Principality against Monaco tonight (21.00), the situation is somewhat better for the Parisians.
The good news for the guests is that Kylian Mbappe has recovered from the injury. The fast-footed striker played the last half hour on Tuesday against Sweden in the League of Nations. He assisted Olivier Giroud for the goal and announced that the injury was a thing of the past.
"Kylian Mbappe came back in a great mood and that is very important. I am happy that he played 30 minutes on Tuesday. There is good communication between the French national team and us. He trained with us on Wednesday.
I am convinced that he will be able to play on Friday. We will decide how much he will play for a minute, but he feels good ", said Tuchel before the derby of the 11th round. Another ace of the Saints, Brazil Neymar, returned to Paris after recovering in Brazil.
And he could get some minutes tonight at Louis II Stadium. Marco Veratti, Julian Draxler, Mauro Icardi, Idrisa Gueye, Kherer and Juan Bernat are still out of the team. Marquinhos, Angel di Maria and Lenandro Paredes are tired after hard matches with their national teams and a difficult journey to South America and back.
In the absence of Neymar, Mbappe and Icardi, the chance was used by the Italian Moise Kean, a former Juventus football player, who arrived on loan from Everton in the City of Light. in the last 12 games, PSG has celebrated 10 times, and two matches ended without a winner.
Last year in Monte Carlo it was 1: 4, and the day before last 0: 4. In the last 11 matches between the two teams, the type 3+ came, and in six tied matches it was 4+. Tradition says that we will watch goals tonight as well.
The host also has problems with the team. Niko Kovac will not be able to count on Captain Ben Yeder, who contracted the corona virus. At the beginning of the season, the Croatian expert tried a 4-3-3 formation, but is now changed to 4-4-2.