Barcelona FC vs PSG: David Luiz, Thiago Motta to miss home game against

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Paris | Updated: April 8, 2015 2:42:39 PM

In the Champions League quarter-final home game against Barcelona FC, Paris St Germain is on the backfoot after injuries hit centre back David Luiz and midfielder Thiago Motta...

In the Champions League quarter-final home game against Barcelona FC, Paris St Germain (PSG) is on the backfoot after injuries hit centre back David Luiz and midfielder Thiago Motta both of whom picked up injuries during the weekend win at Olympique de Marseille, that will sideline them for the crucial game.

The French champions were already without suspended striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and midfielder Marco Verratti for the first-leg game on April 15.

Brazilian David Luiz, whose last-gasp goal helped PSG eliminate Chelsea in the last 16, will be out for four weeks and will miss both Barcelona games, coach Laurent Blanc told a news conference on Tuesday.

“David Luiz will be out for four weeks and Thiago Motta sidelined for 10 days through injuries they picked up against Marseille,” Blanc said.

Asked if the Italian midfielder had a chance to be back for the return leg, scheduled on April 21, Blanc said: “Ten days, it will be complicated.”

PSG beat Barcelona 3-2 at home but were outclassed 3-1 at the Camp Nou in the group stage.

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