Angel Di Maria will miss Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie with Barcelona later this month through injury.
Di Maria was forced to withdraw from PSG’s 2-0 win over Marseille on Sunday after just 11 minutes with a muscle issue, moments after providing the assist for Kylian Mbappe’s opening goal.
Mauricio Pochettino has now confirmed that the injury is serious enough to keep the 32-year-old winger out of the club’s crucial European showdown against Barca on February 16.
When asked if Di Maria will be unavailable for the trip to Camp Nou, the PSG head coach told a press conference on Tuesday:
“Yes, It’s over for Angel Di Maria [To play against FC Barcelona].
“We will communicate in a week to see where we are.”