Ander Herrera remains hopeful Paris Saint-Germain team-mate Kylian Mbappe will be back in time for the return of the Champions League.

Mbappe suffered an ankle injury during the Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne on July 24, with the club revealing the "serious" sprain would likely keep the 21-year-old out for three weeks.

The France international watched on as PSG completed a domestic clean sweep on Friday, securing victory in the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final via a penalty shoot-out against Lyon.

Thomas Tuchel had said on the eve of the match that Mbappe requires a "miracle" to be ready for the quarter-final tie with Atalanta, which takes place in Lisbon on August 12.

Herrera, however, is more upbeat over the forward's chances, though is confident the squad can still prosper without him.

"We are optimistic with Kylian. We have seen that he can walk quietly," the former Manchester United midfielder said after the game with Lyon.

"He's very professional, he's young. He really wants to play and we can be very calm. He works every day, morning and afternoon. But if it's not possible for him to play, we also have other solutions.

"Kylian is very important and I'm sure he will try to play."

PSG are next in action on Wednesday, taking on Sochaux in a friendly prior to resuming their European campaign.

All ties from the last eight onwards will be staged over one leg, with the Ligue 1 champions knowing a win over Atalanta will see them face either Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig in the semi-finals.

"It's a fantastic week for us," Herrera said after completing a dominant domestic campaign. "We won two titles and we are very, very happy.

"A lot of players have played and participated in this success - I can say that we are ready for the Champions League now."

An irate Thomas Tuchel insisted he is not concerned by Paris Saint-Germain's lack of goals after they completed a domestic clean sweep of trophies on Friday.

PSG added the Coupe de la Ligue trophy to their triumphs in the Trophee des Champions, Ligue 1 and Coupe de France this season when they beat Lyon 6-5 in a penalty shoot-out.

The showpiece at the Stade de France was not befitting the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final as neither team could find a goal across 120 minutes, with PSG clearly missing the brilliance of injured forward Kylian Mbappe.

Since their season resumed, PSG - who found the net 75 times in 27 Ligue 1 games in 2019-20 - have only scored twice across 210 minutes when Neymar netted the winner in the Coupe de France final last week.

Yet when such a statistic was put to Tuchel, he reacted angrily.

"So, what's the big deal," he said to reporters.

"Yes, we're still lucky. You can write it down. It's the only thing, we're lucky. That's the way it is, no quality, only luck.

"It's football. It's football. It's only football.

"Do you know the result of Liverpool against Barcelona in Barcelona [when Liverpool lost 3-0 in 2019]? How they played and then they won the Champions League. Give me a team that scores four or five goals in every match... it's not possible.

"But you are always looking for something negative - 99 positive points but no, we'll look for the 100th one which will be negative. We're going to look for problems.

"There's no problem, we won. I'm not going to apologise for this goal story. Since how many games have we had? No need to find excuses for that."

PSG's campaign is not over yet as they have a Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta to look forward to in Lisbon on August 12.

Tuchel has already admitted that Mbappe, who sprained his ankle in the Coupe de France final, needs "a miracle" to be fit for that game.

Thomas Tuchel was proud of Paris Saint-Germain after completing a domestic sweep by beating Lyon in the Coupe de la Ligue final.

PSG edged Lyon 6-5 on penalties after a 0-0 draw at the Stade de France on Friday, winning their fourth domestic trophy of 2019-20.

Tuchel, whose side are also in the Champions League quarter-finals, was proud of PSG.

"They are reliable guys who play, enjoy working and suffering together," the PSG coach said. 

"That makes me very happy. I am proud and happy."

Pablo Sarabia netted the winning penalty for PSG in the shoot-out in what was the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final.

Tuchel hailed PSG's achievement of winning four trophies this season, including Ligue 1, the Coupe de France and Trophee des Champions.

"We did not lose the concentration, the hunger to win, the confidence, we won on penalties and that counts," he said. 

"We won these four titles, there is a good atmosphere in the locker room. And I'm very happy because everyone thinks it's okay to win, but it's not that easy. 

"Winning four titles is the merit of this team and I am happy."

PSG will face Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon on August 12.

Pablo Sarabia said Paris Saint-Germain would grow in confidence for their upcoming Champions League mission after sealing another clean sweep of French football.

The Spanish midfielder tucked away the decisive 12th penalty in a 6-5 shoot-out win over Lyon at the Stade de France, following a disappointing goalless 120 minutes, in what was the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final.

PSG's victory meant they added to their Trophee des Champions, Ligue 1 and Coupe de France triumphs, further underlining their domestic dominance.

Sarabia told Canal+ Sport: "It was an especially difficult game. But it's true that we won four titles this season. It was important to give a good impression and show good rhythm before the Champions League.

"This win will give us confidence. There's a great confidence in the team. Now we want to make sure we're physically ready for the game against Atalanta."

That clash with the free-scoring Italians is the Champions League quarter-final game that will take place in Lisbon on August 12.

Sarabia's midfield colleague Marco Verratti said PSG would deservedly celebrate on Friday before turning their focus to Atalanta.

Verratti told France 2: "To play a 120-minute match, after a four-month hiatus ... we suffered. It's nice to win at the end."

He added, according to L'Equipe: "We're going to party and tomorrow we'll be thinking about another great match."

Asked about Marquinhos and Thiago Silva who went off with physical complaints, Verratti said both were "doing well".

"They had a bit of cramp," he added. "Playing 120 minutes isn't easy, but it's nothing serious."

Paris Saint-Germain sealed a clean sweep of domestic French trophies for 2019-20 as Keylor Navas and Pablo Sarabia wrapped up a 6-5 penalty shoot-out victory over Lyon after 120 goalless minutes in the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final.

Thomas Tuchel's men had already clinched the Trophee des Champions, Ligue 1 and the Coupe de France, and despite the absence of the injured Kylian Mbappe on Friday, PSG just about did enough to see off Les Gones.

While both sides crafted several half-chances, the match's tempo resembled that of a pre-season contest as opposed to a cup final, and PSG – who were 1-0 victors in last weekend's Coupe de France showpiece – perhaps unsurprisingly looked a little sharper.

A flurry of activity towards the end of the opening 45 minutes was not sustained in the second half, with the match appearing destined for extra-time long before the regulation 90 expired.

Rafael da Silva's 119th-minute sending-off came too late to have any real impact, but in the subsequent shoot-out PSG held their nerve as Navas saved from Bertrand Traore in sudden death and Sarabia swept home the decisive kick.

Marco Verratti said Paris Saint-Germain are not thinking about their Champions League clash with Atalanta as they focus on the Coupe de la Ligue final.

PSG will face Atalanta in a one-legged quarter-final tie in Lisbon on August 12, not before Friday's Coupe de la Ligue showpiece against French rivals Lyon.

And PSG star Verratti insisted the Lyon showdown at the Stade de France in Paris is the Ligue 1 holders' sole focus.

"We are not thinking about that game yet, the most important match is [Friday]," Verratti said in a news conference.

"We are happy to play against Lyon, they are an excellent team."

PSG are set to be without star forward Kylian Mbappe for the Atalanta fixture after he suffered a sprained ankle in last week's Coupe de France final victory over Saint-Etienne.

"We thought of him when we raised the trophy, but injuries are part of being a football player," added Italy international Verratti.

"We will miss him. Any team would miss a player like him."

Kylian Mbappe requires "a miracle" to have a chance of playing in Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta, according to boss Thomas Tuchel.

The France international sprained his ankle in last week's Coupe de France final victory over Saint-Etienne and scans on Monday revealed he will miss around three weeks.

PSG face Atalanta in a one-legged tie in Lisbon on August 12 and Tuchel, while not completely ruling Mbappe out, concedes it is almost certain he will be without the striker.

"We still have hope and every day counts to achieve a miracle," Tuchel said at a news conference ahead of PSG's Coupe de la Ligue final with Lyon on Friday.

"But tomorrow we will be without him and his absence will have an influence on us. I hope that a solution can be found."

Thilo Kehrer and Colin Dagba are expected to miss out against Lyon, while Juan Bernat remains doubtful, but Marco Verratti will be hopeful of earning a recall to the side.

Tuchel left Verratti on the bench for 75 minutes last week, instead preferring Leandro Paredes alongside Idrissa Gueye, and has hinted he may again elect for a 4-4-2 on Friday

"It was a super complicated decision to leave Marco on the bench, but I felt I deserved to let Idrissa and Paredes play together after the Borussia Dortmund result," he said.

"If we do keep our 4-4-2, we can do that with Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Angel Di Maria or Pablo Sarabia.

"We can make the decision tomorrow. I want to wait until after the final training session."

PSG have won the Coupe de la Ligue a record eight times, including five seasons in a row before last year, and are strong favourites to overcome Ligue 1 rivals Lyon.

But Tuchel says it would be wrong to write off Friday's opponents, who lead Juventus 1-0 in their Champions League last-16 tie, and look ahead to the clash with Atalanta.

"Tomorrow will be a huge challenge against a Champions League-level opponent," he said. 

"We won a complicated match against Saint-Etienne and this is now another step up against a side on course to eliminate Juventus.

"We cannot prepare to face Atalanta yet. I don't know another team that plays like them. All we can do is work on our state of mind and how our hunger to win matches.

"That will prepare us well if we get a positive result against Lyon."

Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta.

The World Cup winner had scans on his ankle injury on Monday that revealed he will miss the next three weeks.

Mbappe will not be available for Friday's last ever Coupe de la Ligue final against Lyon and is also not due to return in time to face Atalanta.

The last-eight Champions League meeting in Lisbon will be played on August 12, although the forward could yet be fit for the semi-finals if PSG advance.

"The results of today's scan confirmed an ankle sprain with damage to the external ligament," PSG's statement read.

"The player is expected to be sidelined for approximately three weeks."

PSG had earlier confirmed Mbappe suffered a "serious" sprain during their 1-0 Coupe de France final win over Saint-Etienne.

The France international was hurt by a strong challenge from Loic Perrin, who was sent off, and was later seen on crutches during the post-match celebrations.

News of the lay-off deals a blow to PSG's hopes of finally winning the Champions League after a series of knockout-stage collapses.

Thomas Tuchel's side came through a tough last-16 clash with Borussia Dortmund prior to the competition's suspension amid the coronavirus pandemic.

With the remaining eight-team tournament moved to Portugal, PSG were handed a relatively kind draw against surprise package Atalanta, with Atletico Madrid or RB Leipzig waiting in the last four.

Mbappe has scored 30 goals in all competitions this season as PSG were awarded the Ligue 1 title following the premature conclusion of France's domestic campaign.

Kylian Mbappe has been ruled out of Paris Saint-Germain's Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta.

The World Cup winner had scans on his ankle injury on Monday that revealed he will miss the next three weeks.

Mbappe will not be available for Friday's last ever Coupe de la Ligue final against Lyon and is also not due to return in time to face Atalanta.

The last-eight Champions League meeting in Lisbon will be played on August 12, although the forward could yet be fit for the semi-finals if PSG advance.

Paris Saint-Germain have confirmed Kylian Mbappe has suffered a "serious" sprain to his right ankle. 

The forward was hurt by a strong challenge from Loic Perrin, who was sent off, in PSG's 1-0 victory over Saint-Etienne in Friday's Coupe de France final. 

The France star was seen on crutches while celebrating the win with his team-mates and underwent tests on Saturday. 

PSG announced in a statement that he has a "serious right ankle sprain to the external lateral compartment. To be re-evaluated in 72 hours with clinical and ankle imaging analysis". 

Mbappe is likely to be a doubt for PSG's Champions League quarter-final clash with Atalanta, which takes place in Lisbon on August 12. 

He is also expected to miss the rearranged Coupe de la Ligue final against Lyon on July 31. 

Earlier on Saturday, Mbappe posted on Twitter: "Waking up as a winner, there's no better feeling possible. Thank you all for your messages, I'm deeply touched. Kisses to all and have a good weekend." 

PSG also confirmed Thilo Kehrer will be out of action for four to five days after sustaining bruising to his right hip bone. 

However, Abdou Diallo and Juan Bernat are set to resume full training on Monday. 

The Champions League remains the Holy Grail for Paris Saint-Germain, but Lady Luck seems intent on keeping it out of their reach.

Neymar's first-half winner against Saint-Etienne in Friday's Coupe de France final delivered a 1-0 victory and a third trophy to the PSG cabinet, and a fourth domestic prize will follow in seven days' time if Thomas Tuchel's side can defeat Lyon in the last ever Coupe de la Ligue showpiece.

But continuing to conquer France is not the MO for Tuchel, for he was brought to the French capital in 2018 to rule the continent too.

Champions League success has forever eluded PSG, despite their Qatari owners assembling a squad that remains the envy of most of their rivals.

Indeed, in the first two years since Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were brought to Paris at great expense in 2017 - the last 16 remained the hurdle they could not clear.

There was a mitigating factor in both years - the loss of Neymar to an untimely injury.

Between the first and second legs against Real Madrid in 2018, the world's most expensive player fractured his metatarsal, prematurely ending his domestic season in February as PSG suffered a 5-2 aggregate loss to the eventual Champions League winners.

Last year it was an ankle problem that sidelined Neymar as Manchester United completed an improbable comeback at the Parc des Princes when Marcus Rashford's penalty sealed a triumph on away goals.

This season it was supposed to be different. PSG had already cleared the last-16 hurdle, showing mettle many thought they may not possess by beating Borussia Dortmund despite losing the first leg.

Pre-lockdown Neymar and Mbappe were fit and firing. PSG would stroll into Lisbon in August as the freshest team as a result of the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season being halted in March.

The draw provided cause for optimism too. Real Madrid, Manchester City, Barcelona and Bayern Munich were all on the other side. Beat Atalanta in the last eight on August 12 and only RB Leipzig or Atletico Madrid would stand between Tuchel's men and a first final.

But just as the path to the Holy Grail appeared to be clearing, PSG stumbled upon a roadblock on Friday that may prove insurmountable.

As Mbappe surged forward, a first-half lunge from Saint-Etienne captain Loic Perrin ended his progress, the PSG striker's right ankle buckling in the tackle.

It provoked a furious reaction from the PSG squad, memories of Neymar's absences in previous campaigns perhaps fresh in their mind, and led to Mbappe's substitution.

That Perrin was eventually sent off following a VAR review - effectively ending Saint-Etienne's hopes of victory in the final - was scant consolation for the team that has reigned over France for years.

The Champions League is the prize they crave the most and, with their quarter-final kicking off in just 19 days' time, PSG may have to do once again do without one of their leading men.

And that's why the enduring image from what should have been a night of celebration was not of the trophy lift, but of Mbappe on crutches and in a lower-leg brace.

Kylian Mbappe says he will be a Paris Saint-Germain player next season "no matter what".

The World Cup winner continues to be linked with moves away from PSG, the club he joined from Monaco in 2017 on an initial loan that was followed by a €180million transfer.

Mbappe scored 30 goals in all competitions before the Ligue 1 giants saw their season suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The France forward will get the opportunity to add to that tally as the Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Champions League continue in the coming weeks, and he will also remain at the Parc des Princes in 2020-21.

"I'm here. I am in the project for a fourth year," Mbappe told beIN SPORTS.

"The 50th year of the club is an important year for the club, the supporters, everyone, so I will be there no matter what.

"I will try to bring back trophies with the team and give the best of myself."

Mbappe could yet be joined in staying in Paris by another key figure, as Thomas Tuchel acknowledged Thiago Silva's future has not been settled.

PSG announced their captain would depart at the end of the campaign but later confirmed an extension to take in the remaining three competitions.

Speaking of Silva after a 4-0 friendly win over Celtic, Tuchel said: "He's our player, he's our captain, and we need to talk about this after the Champions League.

"Today is the time to be focused. It looks like he's going to leave, but in football, you never know."

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar were both on target as Paris Saint-Germain ramped up their preparations for the 2019-20 run-in with a 4-0 friendly victory over Celtic. 

PSG's Ligue 1 season was curtailed by the coronavirus pandemic - as was Celtic's similarly successful league campaign in Scotland - but the French champions have a series of key fixtures still to come. 

Thomas Tuchel's side return to competitive action in Friday's Coupe de France final against Saint-Etienne, before facing Lyon a week later in the last Coupe de la Ligue showpiece. 

Of surely greater concern to PSG, though, is the Champions League quarter-final tie with Atalanta that lies ahead next month as part of an eight-team tournament in Lisbon. 

PSG are warming up nicely for that tough test and initially threatened to run up the score against Celtic, having put nine and seven past Le Havre and Waasland Beveren respectively. 

Those allowed inside the Parc des Princes saw Mbappe - sporting the new PSG strip with his team-mates - race through and blast beyond Scott Bain with less than a minute played. 

Celtic, completing a tour of France following a draw with Nice and defeat to Lyon, did not collapse entirely, though Neymar struck with a deflected 15-yard shot later in the first half. 

The start to the second period saw PSG change their entire XI but it was similarly painful for the visitors, who quickly fell further behind as Ander Herrera beat Bain with a powerful drive. 

A magnificent Pablo Sarabia volley from Marco Verratti's chipped pass then made it four. 

Meanwhile, PSG have confirmed another game to add to their schedule, playing second-tier Sochaux on August 5 ahead of the highly anticipated trip to Portugal.

Thiago Silva, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Sergio Rico will all stay at Paris Saint-Germain until the end of the season.

French football was halted in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, with Ligue 1 subsequently concluded early at the end of April. Final table positions were decided on a points-per-game basis and thus secured PSG the title.

But a decision on the two cup competitions, the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue, was delayed in the hope of potentially playing two finals at a later date.

The French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed earlier this month that the two matches will take place on July 24 and 31, respectively, while UEFA also announced the remaining rounds of the Champions League are to take place in Lisbon the following month.

PSG have now ensured Silva, Choupo-Moting and Rico will be available for all three competitions.

The Parisians had already announced club captain Silva, 35, will be leaving at the end of the 2019-20 campaign, but his extension means he could depart having potentially lifted three more trophies.

Choupo-Moting is also set to leave the club on a free transfer, while Rico had been due to return to parent club Sevilla at the end of June.

PSG will face Saint-Etienne in the Coupe de France, before contesting the last ever Coupe de la Ligue final with Lyon.

They are also into the quarter-finals of the Champions League having eliminated Borussia Dortmund prior to the season's hiatus.

The postponed Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue finals will take place on July 24 and 31, respectively, the French Football Federation (FFF) has confirmed.

Both matches were postponed in April due to the coronavirus pandemic, with prime minister Edouard Philippe announcing all sporting events had been halted in an attempt to control the spread of COVID-19.

Although that led to the premature conclusion of Ligue 1, with final places in the table decided on a points-per-game basis, the FFF delayed a decision regarding the two cup finals, giving rise to the possibility the showpiece events could go ahead at a later date.

With the virus largely under control in France, provisional dates in late July were put forward as possibilities.

The FFF confirmed those dates on Friday, with the Coupe de France final between Paris Saint-Germain and Saint-Etienne set for July 24.

PSG will then contest the Coupe de la Ligue finale a week later, with Lyon their opponents on that occasion.

Up to 5,000 supporters are expected to be allowed into the Stade de France to watch the two matches after it was confirmed last week that stadiums will be able to open at a reduced capacity next month.

It will be the last iteration of the Coupe de la Ligue following a September 2019 decision to suspend the competition, owing to a desire to reduce the French football season's schedule.

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