Real Madrid defender Marcelo will miss the Champions League Group A clash at Paris St. Germain on Wednesday after sustaining a back injury, the club said.
In a statement made by the club, Real Madrid revealed the Brazilian player’s diagnosis, without disclosing how long the left back would be out for.
‘After the tests carried out today on our player Marcelo by the Real Madrid medical services, he has been diagnosed with a post-traumatic cervicodorsal injury,’ the statement read.
Marcelo is set to be replaced at left back by Ferland Mendy as the record 13-time winners’ make their European bow, joins the long list of injuries suffered by Madrid this season.
Isco, Luka Modric, Marco Asensio and Fede Valverde will all miss the game along with suspended duo Sergio Ramos and Nacho Fernandez.
Zinedine Zidane will be hoping for a better showing from Los Blancos this time around. The Spanish giants were knocked out by Ajax in the round of 16 in last year’s competition, losing their European crown they had won for three consecutive seasons.
Zidane will have new summer signing Eden Hazard at his disposal for Wednesday’s game at the Parc des Princes, while the Frenchman may face summer target Neymar, who scored an incredible bicycle kick in PSG’s 1-0 win over Strasbourg on the weekend.