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The PSG team to line up against Lens on Thursday to kick-start their Ligue 1 season will be almost unrecognisable from the Champions League final. 

's French champions have been decimated by coronavirus and are without seven first-team stars who have had to quarantine. 

A look at their prospective line-up could be a sign of things to come for Premier League teams if, like PSG, they suffer from a group of players contracting the virus.  

Neymar and Angel Di Maria will not be playing for PSG in the first two games of the season

Neymar and Angel Di Maria will not be playing for PSG in the first two games of the season

Kylian Mbappe has also tested positive for coronavirus and is having to quarantine

Kylian Mbappe has also tested positive for coronavirus and is having to quarantine 

Kylian Mbappe is the latest big name to have been struck down, picking up the illness on international duty with France.  

Sporting director Leonardo is furious that the French Federation took so long to inform the club and the 21-year-old is going to miss Thursday's game against Lens and Sunday's big clash with Marseille along with six others. 

The FFR statement read: 'His Covid-19 test carried out by UEFA on Monday morning revealed a positive result, he was separated from the squad after receiving the results at the end of training and returned home in the evening,' the France Football Federation confirmed.

'Mbappe was tested before joining up with the squad. The result was negative, like that of a test taken on Wednesday at UEFA's request for the Sweden game.

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is likely to be asked to lead the line against Lens and Marseille

Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is likely to be asked to lead the line against Lens and Marseille

Leonardo responded: 'I find it completely unacceptable that we learn from the press that one of our players is positive.

'It is a lack of respect to never communicate with the club. We did not speak with anyone. We only spoke with Mbappe. We were the ones who had to put the pressure on. It is unacceptable.' 

All those who test positive must be isolated for the mandatory 14 days. The season has already started for every other side in the top flight but PSG were afforded an extra break after losing to Bayern Munich on August 23. 

Leonardo might well rage on but it is Tuchel under pressure to cope.  

Positionally it is also a nightmare for the manager as it is mainly in the attacking end of the pitch where his

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