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(BBC SPORT) Paris St-Germain face an anxious wait to see if Kylian Mbappe will be fit to face Manchester City in Tuesday’s Champions League semi-final second leg.
The striker, 22, missed Saturday’s win over Lens with a calf injury.
Boss Mauricio Pochettino says his top scorer will be monitored in training before a decision is made on his availability for the tie in Manchester.
“We need to assess Kylian,” said the Argentine, whose side trail 2-1 from the first leg.
“Today he is going to start an individual training session and see if he can be with the team. There is still one day and we will see and decide if he is going to be available.”
France international Mbappe has scored 37 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions this season, including eight in 10 Champions League matches.
PSG are looking to reach the final of the Champions League for the second year running, having lost to Bayern Munich in Lisbon last season.
To do so, Pochettino is urging his side to be more clinical than they were in the first leg in Paris.
“We will try to give trust and confidence to the players,” he added.
“The intention is to deprive them of the possession but it is a challenge. They have played six years under the same philosophy with Pep.
“We are trying to get more balance. We need to be ready to suffer in some moments of the game. We need to be clinical and aggressive.
‘We approach this like any other game’
￼Manchester City came from behind to win the first leg of their Champions League semi-final with Paris St-Germain 2-1 last Wednesday
City will treat the second leg “like another game”, says manager Pep Guardiola as they bid to reach their first Champions League final.
“We arrive in a good moment and I said to the guys, ‘Don’t think too much to win the game’,” said Guardiola.
“It is the same message of the last six months.”
Guardiola won the competition twice with Barcelona but this is the furthest he has got in five attempts with City.
“We approach this game like another game,” he added.
“We start with a small advantage but we have to play to win the game. This is all we are going to do.”
The Premier League leaders have no fresh injury concerns, with Guardiola resting Ilkay Gundogan, Kevin de Bruyne, Riyad Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Kyle Walker, Ruben Dias and Phil Foden for City’s 2-0 victory over Crystal Palace on Saturday.