PSG head coach Unai Emery confirms Kylian Mbappe fit and ready for Real Madrid clash 

Speaking at a pre-match news conference, Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery said: ” Kylian Mbappe trained normally with the squad yesterday. The only player, apart from Neymar, who did not, was Javier Pastore.

“Normally, all players will be ready for tomorrow’s match against Madrid, except Neymar.”

This near-clean bill of health means Thiago Motta and Lassana Diarra offer more experienced options in the holding midfield role, where Argentine youngster Giovani Lo Celso struggled at times during the defeat at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Thiago Silva, Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe will also contest the two centre-back slots once more after Emery controversially left club captain Silva on the bench in Madrid.

“Both Lassana Diarra and Thiago Motta possess the experience for this sort of big European match,” he said.

“All three central defenders are ready to play against Real Madrid. We will see after the final training session.

“The 11 starters and the substitutes will all be important against Real. Everybody will need to chip in.”

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