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Cavani comes off injured for PSG ahead of Man Utd clash

Edinson Cavani came off injured in the first half of Paris St Germain's Ligue 1 home game against Girondins de Bordeaux on Saturday, three days before the capital side travel to Manchester United in the Champions League. The Uruguay striker left the pitch on the stroke of halftime holding his thigh, just after opening the scoring with a penalty in the 42nd minute. Thomas Tuchel's side will also be missing Brazil striker Neymar, who has been ruled out with a foot injury.

Paris Saint-Germain suffered a new injury scare on Saturday ahead of their Champions League showdown with Manchester United as Edinson Cavani came off after appearing to hurt himself taking a penalty.

The Uruguayan scored from the spot to give PSG a 1-0 lead at home to Bordeaux three minutes before half-time in their Ligue 1 game.

However, replays showed him grimacing in pain after the goal, and he then came across towards the touchline to talk to coach Thomas Tuchel before heading to the dugout as the final seconds of the first half were played out.

Cavani was then replaced by Kylian Mbappe at the start of the second half.

An injury to Cavani, who is PSG's all-time leading scorer and has netted 22 times this season in all competitions, would be another huge blow to the French champions ahead of the Champions League knockout stage.

They are already missing Neymar for the last-16 tie against United, with the Brazilian not expected back from a metatarsal injury until early April.

He was in attendance at Saturday's game, which saw Marco Verratti make his return to action after three weeks out with an ankle injury.

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