PSG Strategizes Rest for Midfield Maestro Ahead of Barcelona First Leg Clash

Paris Saint-Germain will have played two matches this week before the first leg clash of their UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie against Barcelona. Meanwhile, th Catalan side will head into that clash well-rested. However, that doesn’t mean some Parisian players won’t get their rest this weekend.

The capital club faces Clermont Foot on Saturday, but one player won’t see the pitch before the Wednesday contest. According to RMC Sport’s Fabrice Hawkins, Warren Zaïre-Emery will be rested against Clermont, so the talented teenager will come well-rested.

PSG’s coaching staff will not take risks with him and want to see him at 100 percent against Barcelona. The 18-year-old is a crucial player in the capital club’s midfield, so it makes sense that no chances are being taken. Furthermore, Luis Enrique and his team can make this decision with a cushion lead in Ligue 1. 

The Catalan side is racing against time to ensure their players are healthy. It will be interesting to see if both squads come into the first leg or if either side have a missing key player. 

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