PSG boss Christophe Galtier 'hit with injury crisis in team' ahead of Champions League match vs Bayern Munich
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Paris Saint-Germain manager Christophe Galtier faces a huge injury crisis with his squad ahead of his side’s important Champions League match against Bayern Munich.
PSG were dumped out of the French Cup on Wednesday in a 2-1 defeat to Marseille in the last 16, with Galtier facing mounting pressure in his first season in charge.
Galtier’s men will travel to the Stade Louis-II on Saturday for their Ligue 1 clash with Monaco ahead of the next round of their Champions League campaign.
Galtier, who succeeded Mauricio Pochettino at PSG last summer, could be without two of his best players for their last-16 tie against the defending Bundesliga champions.
According to Football Espana, Kylian Mbappe could be ruled out for the clash with Bayern due to an injury.
The 24-year-old Frenchman picked up a hamstring injury in PSG’s 3-1 win over Montpellier earlier this month, with Mbappe missing two penalties in the match.
PSG confirmed in a club statement that Mbappe will be out of action for approximately three weeks, which leaves him a serious doubt against Bayern.
Barcelona legend Lionel Messi is also a doubt for PSG boss Galtier after he suffered a hamstring strain in the French Cup defeat to Marseille.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner, who is out of contract in the summer, is set to be ruled out of action for PSG’s forthcoming match against Monaco.
However, Spanish newspaper Diario AS has suggested that Messi could make his return against Bayern if he is able to speed up his recovery from injury.
Mbappe and Messi’s absence from the starting XI would leave Galtier with only Neymar as one of his main attacking options for the tie against Bayern.