Marquinhos, Hakimi not included in gameday squad

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While the absence of Achraf Hakimi had already been announced earlier this week, it's now Marquinhos finally joining him on the sidelines for the next PSG game against Lille at the Parc des Princes.

Christophe Galtier told the media in his Friday press conference that Hakimi was going to sit this game out while nurturing a hamstring injury suffered against Bayern Munich.

The PSG manager also mentioned Marquinhos, saying that the Brazil international should have been subbed off the pitch but that he remained on because of Hakimi's injury.

After missing the training sessions held on Friday and Saturday, Marquinhos has been ruled out from Sunday's Ligue 1 game against Lille. Both defenders are expected to return to collective training with the remainder of the PSG players next Monday ahead of the clash against OM at the Velodrome.

Hakimi and Marquinhos are the only two players missing PSG's next game without long-term injury issues.

Marquinhos and Hakimi, along with Mukiele and Sanches, will sit out game vs. Lille

They join Nordi Mukiele and Renato Sanches, both injured for a long time now and still with weeks of recovery ahead of them before they can return to training, let alone playing competitive games.

On the positive side, Galtier will be able to count on Leo Messi after he rested following the game against Bayern last Tuesday, seemingly for walking too much in the Champions League loss against the German giants.

Neymar, recovered from his poker-playing and fast-food-eating issues, is also available for the PSG manager to feature on Sunday against Lille.

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All of this will happen before Paris Saint-Germain take on Olympique Marseille next weekend in the second Classique of the league campaign between both clubs and the second such matchup in just three weeks after Marseille eliminated PSG from the Coupe de France on Feb. 8.