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Paris Saint-Germain vs Troyes Ligue 1 LIVE Football Score 8 May 2022

Paris Saint-Germain vs Troyes Ligue 1 LIVE Football Score 8 May 2022

Having ended a four-game winning run in emphatic fashion, Troyes have very nearly staved off the threat of relegation to sit 15th in the table – five clear of Saint-Etienne in the relegation playoff spot – and they should not be in any danger of dropping into the bottom two now.

Facing former Ligue 2 foes Lens and Lorient in their final two matches of the season, Bruno Irles’s side head to the capital having won just one of their last seven Ligue 1 matches away from home – losing five of them – but they have only failed to find the back of the net in one of their last nine on the road.

Troyes held their own against PSG at the start of the season but ultimately slumped to a 2-1 defeat to the champions back in August, but Pochettino’s side ought to have their wits about them after the demolition job that their opponents served up against Lille on matchday 35.

PSG lynchpin Idrissa Gueye will return to the squad after serving a suspension in the clash with Strasbourg, while Neymar and Presnel Kimpembe will sit out the meeting with Montpellier but are available for this one.

Leandro Paredes, Julian Draxler and Mauro Icardi remain out of contention for the champions, but Abdou Diallo is back in training and could force his way into the squad – the same can be said for Colin Dagba if he shakes off a calf complaint. Lionel Messi will also need assessing due to rib pain.

Nuno Mendes will aim to displace Juan Bernat on the left flank for Sunday’s game, and Pochettino could opt to hand Keylor Navas one of his final starts for the club before an expected summer exit.

As for Troyes, their memorable victory over Lille did come at a cost, as defender Youssouf Kone was only on the pitch for 14 minutes with an adductor issue that has rendered him unavailable for Sunday’s game.

Issa Kabore also came off in the dying embers of that win but should be available here, while Yoann Salmier, Karim Azamoum, Abdu Conte, Adil Rami, Gauthier Gallon and Lebo Mothiba are all out of contention for ESTAC.

Barring the likely inclusion of Yasser Larouci to cover for the injured Kone, it should be as you were for Irles’s side after such an emphatic victory, with Jessy Moulin holding the fort in goal. Mama Balde is also back from a two-game ban to boost Troyes’ attacking options.

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