March 10, 2020 / 4:09 PM / 24 days ago

Mbappe doubtful for PSG v Borussia Dortmund

Soccer Football - Coupe de France - Semi Final - Olympique Lyonnais v Paris St Germain - Groupama Stadium, Lyon, France - March 4, 2020 Paris St Germain's Kylian Mbappe during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain coach Thomas Tuchel will make a last-minute decision on whether striker Kylian Mbappe will take part in the team’s Champions League last-16 return leg against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.

Mbappe has been suffering from a sore throat and has missed training for the last two days.

“He is ill, he has a sore throat. We will wait and decide on Wednesday morning,” Tuchel told PSG’s website after the pre-game news conference was cancelled following the French authorities’ decision to have the match played without spectators due to coronavirus fears.

Tuchel is also sweating on the condition of captain Thiago Silva, who has been out of action since Feb. 24 with a hamstring injury, as PSG bid to overturn a 2-1 defeat in the first leg in Germany.

“Thiago Silva has been taking part in all training sessions and he is in the squad,” Tuchel said.

“We will decide tomorrow if he plays or not.”

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Ed Osmond

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