Falcao to sit out Monaco's trip to Lyon
Radamel Falcao will miss Monaco's match with Olympique Lyonnais on Friday after playing for his country during the international break. The Colombia international scored in the 2-1 World Cup qualifying defeat to Paraguay last week and then played in the 1-1 draw in Peru on Tuesday to help secure his nation's place in next summer's finals in Russia. Ever-present for the French champions so far this season, Falcao will not get a chance to add to his league-leading 12 goals with coach Leonardo Jardim opting to rest him for the match at Parc OL.
Neymar to miss Montpellier game
Neymar will miss Saturday's French league match at Montpellier because of a right foot injury. The 25-year-old Brazilian striker has scored four goals and delivered four assists in five games with PSG since he joined from Barcelona in a world-record transfer worth €222m. According to local media, the injury does not throw into doubt Neymar's participation in Wednesday's Champions League clash against Bayern Munich.
Double injury blow for PSG
Angel Di Maria will be out of action for several matches after suffering an injury on international duty. The Argentine winger limped off during his country's 1-1 draw with Venezuela with a suspected torn thigh. This paves the way for Kylian Mbappe to make his Paris Saint-Germain debut as a starter on the right-hand side of attack. PSG's Brazilian skipper Thiago Silva is also a doubt for Friday's game at Metz after picking up a knock against Colombia.
Verratti suspended for three matches
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti has been suspended three matches for his red card against Toulouse on Sunday. Verratti picked up his second yellow card of the match in the 69th minute, lunging in and making contact with Christopher Jullien for his second booking.
Mbappe injured in Ligue 1 opener
Kylian Mbappe came off with an apparent injury as Monaco open their Ligue 1 title defence with a thrilling 3-2 victory against Toulouse on Friday night. Mbappe, the 18-year-old linked with a move to Real Madrid and Barcelona, left the field after 74 minutes with an apparent knee injury and was replaced by Allan Saint-Maximin. He was attended to on the pitch by the medical staff, and after walking off under his own power, continued to be be treated on the sideline. "It's nothing serious. I think in two or three days, it will be better," Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim said after the match.
Cavani in doubt for Italy friendly
Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani has picked up an injury while on international duty with Uruguay and the Ligue 1 Player of the Year could miss Wednesday's friendly against Italy in Nice. He limped off in the 12th minute of Uruguay's 3-1 loss to Ireland in Dublin on Sunday. The good news for Uruguay is that Cavani has plenty of time to recover before their World Cup 2018 qualifying campaign resumes at home to Argentina in late August. Ligue 1's top scorer in 2016-17 with 35 goals, Cavani has had an excellent season with the capital club.
Season over for Kurzawa
Paris Saint-Germain left-back Layvin Kurzawa will not play again this season after he confirmed he would have surgery on a hernia. "Season over for me. Operation tomorrow on a hernia in order to come back stronger next season," Kurzawa tweeted on Wednesday. The French international full-back, 24, has not featured since coming off in the first half of the 4-0 win against EA Guingamp on April 9.
Enyeama ruled out for the season
Lille goalkeeper Vincent Enyeama has been ruled out for the rest of the season due to a knee injury. The 34-year old was injured in Lille's 0-2 defeat to Rennes on April 15. "Vincent Enyeama will be having surgery next week and he will not be able to play (again) until the end of the season," interim manager Franck Passi said. "This is because the period for recovery will be for about three weeks or upwards."
Pastore to miss Coupe de France semifinal
Playmaker Javier Pastore came off with a minor injury nine minutes from the end of PSG's 2-0 win over Montpellier last Saturday and he will now miss Wednesday's Coupe de France semifinal against Monaco and Sunday's Ligue 1 clash away at Nice.
Also, left back Layvin Kurzawa will definitely miss out against Monaco and Thomas Meunier's ankle injury makes it likely that Serge Aurier will continue to start at right back.
Lyon's Europa hopes hit by injury to Lacazette
Lyon's hopes of winning the Europa League have been hit by an injury to top scorer Alexandre Lacazette. The 25-tear-old scored his 31st goal of the season on Thursday during the quarterfinal against Besiktas, which finished 2-1 to the Turkish side and 3-3 on aggregate. Lyon went through 7-6 on penalty kicks, but Lacazette went off with a leg muscle injury before extra time.
"It will be very tight for him to come back in time for the semifinal," club president Jean-Michel Aulas said. "We will do everything we can for him to be with us."
Lyon, Besiktas given suspended bans
French club Lyon and Turkey's Besiktas have been given suspended one-season bans from European competition after crowd disturbances delayed the start of last week's Europa League game. UEFA said in a statement that both clubs would be excluded from the next competition for which they qualified, with the ban being deferred for a probationary period of two years. Europe's governing body fined the clubs €100,000 each after finding them equally responsible for the incidents.
Marquinhos, Krychowiak out for PSG
Paris Saint-Germain defender Marquinhos and midfielder Grzegorz Krychowiak will miss Saturday's Leagu Cup final against Monaco. Speaking at his prematch news conference, coach Unai Emery said both were unavailable after suffering knocks during the international break. With Marquinhos out, Presnel Kimpembe is expected to partner captain Thiago Silva in central defence despite not being fully fit himself.