Thiago Silva, Alex included in PSG squad for Barca trip

Reuters , Monday 8 Apr 2013

Paris St Germain centre backs Alex and Thiago Silva have been included in Carlo Ancelotti's squad for the Champions League quarter-final return leg at Barcelona on Wednesday despite injury concerns

Thiago Silva
Paris St Germain's Thiago Silva (L) challenges Barcelona's Lionnel Messi during their Champions League quarter-final first leg soccer match at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, April 2, 2013 (Photo: Reuters)

 Italy midfielder Thiago Motta, who has only played one game since late January because of a recurring groin injury, was also named for the trip.

PSG will be without suspended holding midfielder Blaise Matuidi as the Qatari-backed club look to qualify for the last four after drawing 2-2 at home in the first leg last week.

Thiago Silva remains a doubt after picking up a knock on his knee in the first leg.

The Brazil defender was left out of PSG's squad at Stade Rennes last Saturday while compatriot Alex also missed the 2-0 win because of a thigh problem.

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