Hugo Ekitike, Fabian Ruiz Out Of PSG’ Title Decider Clash Against Strasbourg With Club Captain A Major Doubt
Written by Olaleye Oluwadamilola
PSG injury woes continues with the duo of Hugo Ekitike and Fabián Ruiz out of the French giant title deciding clash against RC Strasbourg with club captain, Marquinhos also a major doubt.
As communicated by the club, Brazilian defender Marquinhos is continuing to receive treatment for a minor injury to his right adductor while Fabián Ruiz will remain on the treatment table for the next ten days having suffered an injury in the same place against Auxerre last week.
Starlet Hugo Ekitike will be rested for tomorrow’s game after feeling some discomfort in his right hamstring leaving Christophe Galtier with a big selection headache ahead of the crunch clash which will seal the title against Strasbourg.
With a total of 27 wins, three draws and six defeats after 36 league games, Paris Saint-Germain are more than ever at the top of the Ligue 1 table with the capital club currently on 84 points, six clear of runners-up Lens and eleven clear of Olympique de Marseille, who remain in third place.
RC Strasbourg Alsace, for their part, have had a far more difficult season than they did time around. After finishing sixth in 2021-22, their main objective this season was to stay up. Currently in 15th place, the Alsatians appear to have accomplished their mission.
With nine wins, 12 draws and 15 defeats, Frédéric Antonetti’s players have 39 points. That’s six more than FC Nantes, who sit in 17th place with the spectre of relegation hanging above their heads. With just two games remaining in the season, Strasbourg appear to be continuing their climb up the table.
In the last four games played at their home ground, RCSA have taken nine points from a possible twelve. Paris have been warned: if they want to win their eleventh title, they will have to face up to the pressure from Strasbourg.
Legendary Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson’s former right-hand man Rene Meulensteen has warned Manchester United not to sign PSG forward Neymar this summer, declaring the Brazilian as a ‘prima donna’.
On Wednesday ahead of the game against Chelsea in his press conference, Erik ten Hag refused to rule out the possibility of the Red Devils signing the 31-year-old forward from PSG, after a flurry of speculation that he will leave the Parisians six years after a £193m world record move from Barcelona.
Former Manchester United coach Rene Meulensteen, who worked under Sir Alex Ferguson for six years between 2007 and 2013, has issued a stark warning about the propsect of Neymar in a red shirt.
Meulensteen told talkSPORT: “It’s probably rumours and speculation, everybody keeps tight-lipped about it.”
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“I have my reservations about it because he’s obviously a high-calibre player but he’s also a prima donna.”
Neymar has had long stints in LaLiga with Barcelona, and Ligue 1 with PSG, but Meulensteen warns that the English top flight is very different – especially as he will be directly competing for a place with England star Marcus Rashford.
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