PSG's Marquinhos uncertain for Champions League clash with Real Sociedad

In the critical knockout stages, player fitness is crucial, and PSG hopes their influential captain recovers quickly

Paris Saint-Germain faces uncertainty ahead of their Champions League round of 16 match against Real Sociedad in San Sebastián as their captain, Marquinhos, remains doubtful.
Paris Saint-Germain faces uncertainty ahead of their Champions League round of 16 match against Real Sociedad in San Sebastián as their captain, Marquinhos, remains doubtful. / Jean Catuffe/GettyImages
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Paris Saint-Germain faces uncertainty ahead of their Champions League round of 16 match against Real Sociedad in San Sebastián as their captain, Marquinhos, remains doubtful.

During the match against FC Nantes on February 17th, Marquinhos had to be substituted by Lucas Beraldo in the 69th minute due to a calf injury. Since then, the Brazilian has been questionable for subsequent matches, including the upcoming one against Stade Rennais.

The physical condition of Marquinhos is causing concern for PSG's coaching staff, especially with only two days left before the match against AS Monaco and a week before the clash with Real Sociedad. According to reports from L'Equipe, the defender has not participated in training with the rest of the team, and his calf injury persists.

PSG's Marquinhos uncertain for Champions League clash with Real Sociedad

Marquinhos' absence would be a significant loss for PSG as he is a key component of the team's defense. Furthermore, the complexity of healing a calf injury without rest further complicates his situation.

PSG will have to wait and monitor Marquinhos' condition in the coming days before making a decision regarding his participation in the crucial match. Uncertainty surrounds the team's captain, leaving PSG in a dilemma ahead of the important fixture.

The potential absence of Marquinhos poses a strategic challenge for PSG, as they strive to maintain their defensive solidity against formidable opponents in the Champions League. His leadership on the field and his ability to organize the defense are crucial elements that PSG may have to find alternatives for if he is unable to play.

With such high stakes in the knockout stages of the competition, every player's fitness becomes paramount, and PSG will be hoping for a swift recovery for their influential captain.

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