Hakimi ruled out against Marseille, Mendes and Mukiele in

Achraf Hakimi of PSG
Achraf Hakimi of PSG / Jonathan Moscrop/GettyImages

PSG published the official list of players called up for the game at Marseille on Sunday, Feb. 26. The matchup between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Marseille marks the last Classique of the season with the series tied at one victory apiece.

The list of PSG players making the trip to Marseille features three developments worth pointing out, one for the bad and two for the good as Paris Saint-Germain get into the 25th match of the Ligue 1 campaign.

On the negative side of things, Achraf Hakimi didn't make the cut and won't be part of the PSG contingent present at Marseille on Sunday.

While he completed the "training" session on Friday with the rest of his teammates at the Parc des Princes, Christophe Galtier already warned us that he might miss the game depending on further exercises to take place on Saturday. Hakimi didn't clear those tests and PSG decided against risking a setback in his recovery or him suffering any other/different injury.

Nordi Mukiele finally makes his anticipated comeback to a PSG gameday squad

Two players whose returns were expected and got confirmed by PSG are wing-backs Nuno Mendes and Nordi Mukiele. Both will be available at the Stade Velodrome on Sunday, and there are ample chances both are found in the Parisian starting XI.

Mendes suffered a knock in the knee in the game against LOSC Lille last Sunday but he has regained fitness in time to play tomorrow. The Portugal international already trained by himself and with the group earlier this week, so this is hardly surprising.

Mukiele, on the other hand, is making the trip to a PSG game for the first time since getting injured all the way back on Jan. 15 in a loss against Rennes.

After more than a month on the shelves, Mukiele is not only expected to play some minutes but also to start in the right wing-back position considering Hakimi won't be on the gameday squad and the flaws on Timothe Pembele's game.

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Renato Sanches and Neymar, bot still recovering from their respective long-term injuries, didn't make the list either.