Paris Saint-Germain coach Laurent Blanc has called for patience in the French champions` bid to win the Champions League for the first time after a 5-1 thrashing on aggregate by Barcelona saw them bow out at the quarter-finals for the third consecutive year.
Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Thiago Motta has failed to recover from a thigh injury in time for Tuesday`s decisive Champions League quarter-final, second leg against Barcelona, the French club announced Sunday.
Barcelona have little time to rest on their laurels after a stunning victory over Paris Saint-Germain in midweek as the Catalans quest for a treble continues when Valencia visit the Camp Nou on Saturday.
Barcelona will not make the mistake of underestimating Paris St Germain in their Champions League quarter-final second leg next week after securing a 3-1 win in Paris on Wednesday, according to coach Luis Enrique.
Barcelona took a big step towards the Champions League semi-finals on Wednesday as a goal from Neymar and a Luis Suarez double ended Paris St Germain`s 33-game unbeaten run at home in Europe with a 3-1 win at the Parc des Princes.
Diminished by injuries and suspensions, Paris Saint-Germain renew hostilities with Barcelona on Wednesday as the sides clash at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.
Paris St Germain and Olympique de Marseille will not talk to Canal Plus until the end of the season after footage from the TV channel was used by the French League to suspend Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Dimitri Payet.
Paris Saint-Germain on Friday deplored the "severity" of the four-match ban handed down on Zlatan Ibrahimovic by the Professional Football League (LFP) for his comments attacking France and its referees.