November 4, 2013 / 6:28 PM / 4 years ago

PSG's Cavani out, Ibrahimovic fit for Anderlecht game

Paris Saint Germain's Edinson Cavani (R) celebrates with his team mates after he scored against FC Lorient during their French Ligue 1 soccer match at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris November 1, 2013. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

PARIS (Reuters) - Paris St Germain will be without injured striker Edinson Cavani when they take on Anderlecht in the Champions League on Tuesday, the French champions said in a statement on Monday.

However, forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic and center back Thiago Silva were cleared to play in the Group C match at the Parc des Princes after being included in the squad.

Cavani has been ruled out after failing to recover from a thigh injury he picked up in Friday’s 4-0 home victory in Ligue 1 against Lorient.

Ibrahimovic, who scored four times in a 5-0 win at Anderlecht two weeks ago, also had thigh trouble but coach Laurent Blanc earlier told a news conference that “it was not a serious injury”.

Thiago Silva had been sidelined with a thigh injury for six weeks.

PSG have a maximum nine points from three games in Group C.

Reporting by Julien Pretot; Editing by Clare Fallon

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