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Marquinhos remains doubt for Newcastle clash in Champions League after picking up knock on international duty

Published at :November 22, 2023 at 9:37 PM
Modified at :January 14, 2024 at 1:14 AM
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Aditya Chauhan

Marquinhos suffered a hamstring injury while on international duty for Brazil

PSG captain Marquinhos is unlikely to feature in upcoming games against AS Monaco in Ligue 1 and Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League.

Marquinhos, who was captaining Brazil in the absence of Casemiro, suffered the injury during Tuesday night’s defeat against Argentina. Speaking to L’Equipe post-match, he revealed that he is unlikely to feature against Monaco in Ligue 1 on Friday night.

The PSG captain said that he underwent tests in the dressing room post-match, but still felt pain in the hamstring when he stretched it. “It will be difficult,” said the Brazilian. 

Marquinhos added that he hopes to “be back as soon as possible”, however, it may be touch and go as to whether he will be fit enough to face Newcastle United in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday night. Should he miss the match, it would likely be Danilo Pereira who would play in his place. 

The 29-year-old Brazilian defender was subbed off at half-time in the FIFA World Cup 2026 Qualifier game against Argentina. Brazil lost this match 1-0 against the World champions.

Marquinhos has featured in 10 Ligue 1 games for Paris St. Germain and in all four Champions League matches. He provided an assist in a 2-1 loss against AC Milan. This is his only contribution for the current season.

PSG are sitting at the top of the table in the French league. They are one point ahead of Nice and will face third-place AS Monaco in the Ligue 1 2023-24 season. Paris will aim for their sixth consecutive win in the league.

The French champions face Premier League side Newcastle United in the Champions League clash. PSG have won two matches and lost two, including away at the Magpies. They will look to take revenge against Eddie Howe’s men at home.

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