While Dortmund are counting their injuries, Paris is watching its infirmary empty before a decisive deadline in the Champions League. The tiny hope that Le Parisien revealed on Wednesday turned into a nice surprise two days later. On Friday, Luis Enrique confirmed that Marquinhos and Warren Zaire-Emery will be available for the visit of Nantes after their respective thigh and right ankle injuries during the international break.
However, no risks should be taken with them. Both players could start on the bench and get some game time in the second half in order to find their rhythm for Wednesday's game in Germany. To replace them, the Parisian coach can rely on Danilo Pereira in defence, author of a solid performance last week in Le Havre.
Hints ahead of Dortmund
In midfield, Manuel Ugarte and Vitinha could start. WZE's return from recovery and Fabian Ruiz's shoulder injury leave the Spanish coach with little choice in midfield. Unaccustomed to giving clues about the composition of his team, the former La Roja coach admitted that the choices he will make against FCN could give clues ahead of the trip to Signal Iduna Park.
Was he referring to the suspension of Ousmane Dembélé? The French international, who will miss this crucial match, could be replaced by Randal Kolo Muani, who would return to an area that he likes very much. To accompany him on the attacking front, Marco Asensio or Gonçalo Ramos are available and should fight for a place alongside Kylian Mbappé and Bradley Barcola, the first fuse after the sending off of Gianluigi Donnarumma last week in Normandy.
The absence of Achraf Hakimi on Friday during the collective session should not prevent him from being present in the starting eleven. Indeed, the Moroccan was summoned for a confrontation in the morning with the woman who accuses him of "rape" in a case where he has been indicted since last March. On the other hand, Alexandre Letellier, who has been training separately, is not expected to be in the squad. Between his possible withdrawal, that of Navas (lumbar) and the suspension of "Gigio" Donnarumma, it is Louis Mouquet who should find himself number 2 on Saturday night at the Parc des Princes.