Ibrahimovic to miss PSG opener

Date published: Monday 24th August 2015 1:18

Ibrahimovic to miss PSG opener

The Sweden striker played the full 90 minutes in Saturday’s 2-0 win over Lyon in the Trophee des Champions but suffered ligament damage, the club have revealed.
Ibrahimovic worked separately from the team on their return to training on Tuesday and a club statement read: “Zlatan Ibrahimovic has had scans which have revealed a sprain of the internal lateral ligament of his right knee.
“The striker will therefore be absent for Friday’s league match at Lille.”
August 16’s home game against newly-promoted Gazelec Ajaccio is set to be Ibrahimovic’s first chance for a league outing this season.
In his absence, Edinson Cavani – a goalscorer against OL in Montreal – and Lucas Moura would feature in coach Laurent Blanc’s three-pronged attack.
Fellow South Americans Javier Pastore and Ezequiel Lavezzi are still seeking match-fitness, while youngster Jean-Kevin Augustin has enjoyed a prolific pre-season.
Strict controls will govern the movement of fans in Lille, with an order from the prefecture of Nord-Pas-de-Calais blocking either PSG or Lille fans without tickets from congregating around the Stade Pierre Mauroy.

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