Veteran Italian midfielder Thiago Motta is set to return from injury for Paris Saint-Germain in Sunday’s meeting with bitter rivals Marseille.
“The only player who is not ready, who is injured, is Javier Pastore,” said PSG coach Unai Emery as he confirmed the return of Motta for the game at the Parc des Princes.
Motta, 34, missed last weekend’s 2-1 win at Nancy and the 3-0 defeat of Basel in the Champions League in midweek because of a buttock muscle injury.
Marco Verratti and Angel di Maria have shaken off knocks and will feature as PSG look to record an 11th straight win in the Classique.
PSG, who sit third in Ligue 1, four points behind leaders Nice, will be facing a Marseille side playing their first game under new coach Rudi Garcia, appointed by new American owner Frank McCourt. – Agence France-Presse