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Kylian Mbappe will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s first Ligue 1 outing of the new season against Clermont this weekend with an injury, his club said on Friday.

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PSG announced that Mbappe had been left out of the squad for Saturday’s trip to Clermont “due to muscle soreness” and would instead stay behind for treatment.

“A further update will be provided within 72 hours.”

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Mbappe already missed PSG’s 4-0 win over Nantes in the French season-opening Champions Trophy in Tel-Aviv, Israel last weekend due to a late-campaign suspension.

PSG have begun their defense of the Ligue 1 title with a new coach, Christophe Gaultier, after sacking Mauricio Pochettino.

Lionel Messi and Neymar, who scored against Nantes, are in the squad alongside Vitinha, Hugo Ekitike and Nordy Mukile.

However, there is no place for the Qatar-owned club’s most recent recruit, with Portuguese international midfielder Renato Sanches not featuring in the 21-man list announced on Friday.

Sanchez only arrived from Lille on Thursday for a reported fee of 15 million euros ($15.25m).

Gaultier, who will lead Lille to the Ligue 1 title in 2021, said he is looking forward to the start of the season.

“We do this to compete and experience all the emotions,” Gaultier admitted.

“Training sessions and interviews are one thing, but we live for competition.”

He added: “When PSG go away, it’s the biggest game of the season for the home team and the stadiums are full.

“We want to start the season in the best possible way.”

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