world soccer 13.1.2018 10:40 pm

Cavani back for Nantes trip, Neymar injured

Paris Saint-Germain's forward Edinson Cavani takes part in a winter training camp the Qatari capital Doha on December 21, 2017

Paris Saint-Germain's forward Edinson Cavani takes part in a winter training camp the Qatari capital Doha on December 21, 2017

Edinson Cavani is in line to return for Paris Saint-Germain at Nantes on Sunday after missing their last two matches following his delayed return from holiday, but Neymar is sidelined with a rib injury.

Cavani, who sat out domestic cup wins over Rennes and Amiens after returning to PSG two days late following the winter break, was included Saturday in a 19-man squad for the visit to Claudio Ranieri’s Nantes.

But Neymar, who was hurt in Wednesday’s 2-0 League Cup victory at Amiens, was left out while Javier Pastore was again overlooked after his late return from a break in Argentina.

PSG sporting director Antero Henrique said on Friday the club had wanted to deal with any disciplinary measures regarding Cavani and Pastore “in-house”, although the Uruguayan’s inclusion for the Nantes game suggests he has served his punishment.

Cavani is one away from equalling Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s club record of 156 goals.

Would you like to place a soccer bet? Click here to get started in 3 easy steps.

Ad Placeholder POS 3 id: ad_300x250_1
Ad Placeholder POS 4 id: ad_300x250_2

Ad Placeholder POS 5 id: ad_300x600_1
Ad Placeholder POS 8 id: ad_300x250_3

fixtures

Wits vs Polokwane
Ajax CT vs Baroka FC
Celtic vs Chippa Utd
Arrows vs Chiefs

results

Sundowns 1-0 Arrows
Chippa 1-1 Ajax
Baroka FC 0-2 Maritzburg
Chiefs 1-0 Plat Stars

psl log

# Team GP Pts
1 Mamelodi Sundowns 27 55
2 Orlando Pirates 27 49
3 Maritzburg United 27 42
4 Kaizer Chiefs 27 42
5 Free State Stars 27 39
6 Cape Town City 27 36
7 Chippa United 27 34
8 Bloem Celtic 27 34
9 Baroka FC 27 33
10 Bidvest Wits 26 32
11 AmaZulu 27 32
12 Golden Arrows 27 31
13 Polokwane City 26 30
14 SuperSport United 27 29
15 Ajax Cape Town 27 28
16 Platinum Stars 27 21

poll