Paris Saint-Germain have been dealt a double injury blow heading into next week’s Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona.
The French champions will be without the services of David Luiz for four weeks after the Brazilian picked up a thigh injury this weekend. The setback will see the defender miss both legs of the Champions League showdown against Barcelona.
While midfielder Thiago Motta will be absent from the first leg after picking up a hamstring injury during PSG’s 3-2 victory over Olympique Marseille on Sunday.
The timing of the injuries couldn’t be worse for manager Laurent Blanc, who already knew he was going into the first leg of the Champions League quarter-final without the services of Marco Verratti and Zlatan Ibrahimovic – who are both suspended.
Paris Saint-Germain currently hold a narrow one-point advantage of Lyon on the Ligue 1 table with seven matches to play.
They are now preparing for Wednesday’s French Cup semi-final against AS Saint-Etienne, which will be their last match before the Champions League quarter-final first leg against Barcelona.
200+ Channels With Sports & News
- Starting price: $33/mo. for fubo Latino Package
- Watch Premier League, World Cup, Euro 2024 & more
Live & On Demand TV Streaming
- Price: $35/mo. for Sling Blue
- Watch Premier League, World Cup & MLS
Many Sports & ESPN Originals
- Price: $9.99/mo. (or get ESPN+, Hulu & Disney+ for $13.99/mo.)
- Features Bundesliga, LaLiga, Championship, & more
2,000+ soccer games per year
- Price: $4.99/mo
- Features Champions League, Serie A, Europa League & NWSL
175 Premier League Games & PL TV
- Starting price: $4.99/mo. for Peacock Premium
- Watch 175 exclusive EPL games per season
110+ channels, live & on-demand
- Price: $59.95/mo. for Plus Package
- Includes FOX, FS1, ESPN, TUDN & more
- USMNT staggers into World Cup following draw with Saudi Arabia
- 2026 World Cup Final will reportedly be in Arlington, Texas
- England can’t win the World Cup without Jude Bellingham
- Qatar calls up hundreds of civilians to provide security at World Cup
- Michael Sheen send-off speech fires up Wales prior to World Cup
- Massive brawl at pub stains England vs Germany match
- Where to find Argentina vs. Jamaica on US TV
- Where to find Brazil vs. Tunisia on US TV
- Where to find Mexico vs. Colombia on US TV
- Where to find Portugal vs. Spain on US TV