Paris Saint-Germain is set for the second leg of its UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against Real Madrid on Wednesday, and it will be without two key talents for the fixture.
PSG noted on its official website that both defender Sergio Ramos and midfielder Ander Herrera will not play in the match.
Ramos is still sidelined due to his nagging calf injury, which ruled him out from PSG’s recent Ligue 1 away fixture against OGC Nice. At the least, PSG adds that the veteran Spanish defender will “train on his own” at the end of the week.
As PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino noted to the Spanish-based press agency EFE, Ramos will at the least make the trip for the second leg.
“Sergio asked to make the trip,” Pochettino said. “He wanted to do it. He is a player who has spent almost his entire career at Real Madrid, who has won a lot there. As with any unavailable player, the important thing is to be all together, to be in solidarity for such a decisive moment.”
Herrera continues to receive treatment for conjunctivitis. The Spanish midfielder will return to training with the rest of the team at the end of the week.
PSG aims for a spot in the Champions League quarterfinals.