Aurier out for PSG's clash against Basel

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:04 PM Paris Saint-Germain will be without influential fullback Serge Aurier but Javier Pastore is available to return in the Champions League game at Basel.

Ivory Coast international Aurier is sidelined with a recurring ankle injury, coach Unai Emery said on Monday ahead of the Group A game at St Jakob Park.

"He has been having problems for a few months. He's been playing through pain and we have decided to let him fully recover," Spaniard Emery told a news conference ahead of Tuesday's (Wednesday AEDT) clash.

Belgium international Thomas Meunier, who deputised last Friday in a 1-0 Ligue 1 win at Lille, is expected to start against Basel.

Argentina midfielder Pastore has been sidelined for a month with a calf injury and is now back in the squad.

"He's coming back gradually so we will see if he takes part in the game," Emery said.

PSG, who beat Basel 3-0 in Paris earlier this month, are second in Group A with seven points from three games, behind Arsenal on goal difference.

Basel and Ludogorets have one point.

Source: AAP

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