Barcelona defender Gerard Piqué will miss out on their Champions League return leg against PSG after suffering a recurrence of a knee injury in the team’s Copa del Rey semifinals victory over Sevilla by 3-0 on Wednesday, the club announced. Hope for the best Champions League results this weekend and pick your favorite teams now on 12BET to bag those winnings!
Pique scored a goal in the second-half stoppage time before Martin Braithwaite netted the final goal of the match to seal the victory.
Barcelona said in a statement on their official website: “The medical assessment and tests performed this morning have shown that first-team player Gerard Pique has a sprain in the internal lateral ligament of his right knee. He is therefore unavailable and the evolution of the injury will determine when he returns.”
“The Barca centre-back was a starter and played the 120 minutes in the superb win against Sevilla, as well as being one of the great protagonists of the night, leading the heroic comeback with a goal in added time that allowed Barca to force extra-time. As for this season, Pique has played a total of 15 games in which he has scored two goals,” it added.
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Pique has just returned from three months out due to a partial cruciate ligament injury in the same right knee, left him sat out 24 games as Ronald Koeman’s side struggled in finding the consistency required to compete for major honours.
Barcelona will next take on Paris Saint-Germain in the round of 16 of the Champions League on March 11.
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