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Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani expected to start up front vs. Celtic

PARIS -- Paris Saint-Germain will be without Lucas Moura and Christopher Nkunku, in addition to Thiago Motta, for Celtic's visit to Parc des Princes in UEFA Champions League Group B on Tuesday.

Coach Unai Emery has been deprived of the veteran Italian midfielder as he undergoes knee surgery in the USA and is unlikely to be ready for action again until 2018.

The Spaniard has also opted to leave out the Brazilian attacker and the French midfielder because all of his other options are heaqlthy enough to feature.

Right back Thomas Meunier, who missed last weekend's 4-1 home win over FC Nantes, has been passed fit and is back in the squad.

Emery's star attacking trio of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar have been included and are all expected to start.

Kylian Mbappe, Neymar and Edinson Cavani are expected to start up front for PSG.

There is still no room for the unwanted Hatem Ben Arfa, though, who is unregistered in the Champions League.

Nkunku and fellow youth academy graduates Antoine Bernede, Remy Descamps and Alec Georgen are all reserve options, while Lorenzo Callegari and Moussa Diaby have been selected for UEFA Youth League duty.

Diaby revealed on Instagram earlier this week that he has recently signed his first professional contract with PSG but the capital club are yet to officially announce this news.

https://en.psg.fr/pro/article/le-groupe-parisien-face-au-celtic-1

Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC. Twitter: @Jon_LeGossip.

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