Injuries an Issue For PSG in Champions Group F Match

As the 2014 UEFA Champions League continues group stage play this afternoon, Paris Saint-Germain finds itself struggling to overcome injuries to many key players. 

Posted on by Ryan Flynn
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While PSG finds itself in a favorable standing in the 2014 Champion's leaue group stage, today's match up versus APOEL Nicosia could be a more difficult game than anticipated due to injury within the camp. On top of that list is the ongoing heel injury to Zlatan Ibrahimovic, PSG's star striker who has not seen the field in a month. Unfortunately for the French powerhouse, the injuries reach beyond the front line and stretch through the midfield into the back line of defense. 


Above: David Luiz and Thiago Silva prepare for today's match, although doubtful to play.

The most notable of inuries outside of Ibrahimovic are focused in the back line. World class center backs Thiago SIlva and David Luiz are listed as doubtful for the game versus APOEL, as well as young emerging star Marquinos, who played a pivtoal role in the team's victory versus Barcelona a few weeks prior. The injuries do not stop there, other players listed as inactive for today's group stage match include winger Ezequeil Lavezzi and midfieler Blaise Matuidi. 


Winger Ezequeil Lavezzi is listed as inactive for APOEL match.

While all of these injuries seem to be daunting, the upshot is that PSG are still heavy favorites to defeat APOEL this afternoon. With PSG sitting atop the group F table and APOEL sitting in last place, a betting man would still expect to see PSG emerge victorious and take the top seed moving into the knockout stage. However only time will tell, gametime is 2:45 pm EST Tuesday, October 21.  

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