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PSG captain Marquinhos out for 12 days


Paris Saint-Germain’s Brazilian defender Marquinhos runs his nose as he goes off injusted having just scored during the UEFA Champions League quarter-final first leg football match between FC Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) in Munich, southern Germany, on April 7, 2021. (Photo by Christof STACHE / AFP)

Paris Saint-Germain skipper Marquinhos will miss three games with a groin injury, the French champions announced on Tuesday.


The Brazil centre-back had already been ruled out of the Champions League quarter-final with Bayern Munich later in the day.

The 26-year-old suffered the injury during the 3-2 first-leg victory in Bavaria last week.

“His return to training will take place in 12 days, depending to his recovery,” PSG said.


Marquinhos will also be sidelined for this weekend’s league game with Saint-Etienne and April 21’s French Cup last-eight tie with Angers after missing last Saturday’s league win at Strasbourg.

Forward Mauro Icardi and defenders Layvin Kurzawa and Juan Bernat are also unavailable for coach Mauricio Pochettino with fitness issues.


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