PREVIEW: Mbappé could miss PSG Champions League tie vs Dortmund

PSG star-striker Kylian Mbappé is a doubt for their game against Borussia Dortmund, two days after it was announced their Champions League tie will be played behind closed doors.

L’Équipe reported the French international had been tested for the virus, though results returned negative.

The French champions will host the German side at Les Parc des Princes after losing the first leg 2-1, after two goals from wonder-kid Erling Braut Håland.

Paris police made the decision to ban fans from the stadium on Monday in a bid to contain the spread of the virus, which has 1,116 confirmed cases so far in France.

PSG boss Thomas Tuchel admitted it is a “strange situation” to play the important game without any fans in attendance.

Tuchel said: “It’s another strange situation because we’re playing without our spectators.

“In a match of this importance, they are very important to create a special atmosphere, tension, pressure on our opponent. With what’s happening between coronavirus and Kylian Mbappé’s illness, we have to adapt and think.

“Kylian has a sore throat, he hasn’t been with us for two days. We’ll wait and see and decide.”

Despite the win in the first leg, Dortmund boss Lucien Favre has stated his side need a “big performance” in order to qualify for the quarter-finals.

“We want and need to produce a big performance here if we want to qualify. We’ll need to have a very good game and to play with intelligence and patience.

“We’ll have to perform very well defensively and we’ll need to go forward too – so we need to play, in inverted commas, an entirely ‘normal’ game.

“We want to try to destabilise our opponent. We can’t simply limit ourselves to defending.”

PSG have never progressed to the next stage of a Champions League after losing the first leg of a knockout match, a duck they will be looking to break.

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