Achraf Hakimi to miss UCL clash with Bayern?

February 10, 2023

Achraf Hakimi, who apparently has a hamstring issue, is the newest player to join Paris Saint-lengthy Germain’s injured list.

the Moroccan international has been among the Parisiens’ best players during the 2022–23 season. Till now, he has four goals and five assists from 29 appearances across all competitions,

After joining PSG from Inter Milan in the summer of 2021, Hakimi quickly established himself as the team’s starting right-back. Last weekend, in the 2-1 Ligue 1 victory over Toulouse, Hakimi assisted Lionel Messi on both of his goals.

In Les Parisiens’ 2-1 loss to Marseille on Wednesday in the Coupe de France semifinals. In the game, the 24-year-old played the entire 90 minutes. He was anticipated to start against Monaco in the top flight on Saturday.

Hakimi reportedly suffered a hamstring injury against Marseille in midweek. Now he is questionable to go to the Stade Louis II this weekend.

Although Hakimi is still in PSG’s expectation to play and he is in a race against time to become ready. Thus, Timothee Pembele could need to fill in for him against Monaco.

The defender is now questionable for PSG’s Champions League match against Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes.

Achraf Hakimi added to injury list before UCL clash with Bayern Munich and more injury list

Christophe Galtier has had a string of fitness issues since the new year, and Hakimi’s injury adds to that list. The PSG manager may also be without Lionel Messi for Bayern’s visit.

In their Coupe de France loss to Marseille, Messi is also claimed to have had a hamstring injury identical to Hakimi’s, albeit he was still able to play the full 90 minutes.

Messi is reportedly still expected to be cleared to play against Bayern, according to PSG personnel, but he is also anticipated to miss the trip to Monaco along with Kylian Mbappe, who is currently nursing a thigh injury.

Following an injury he sustained against Montpellier HSC on February 1, Mbappe was out for three weeks. He was initially expected to miss the first leg of the match against Bayern.

Though he would only be able to play 10 or 15 minutes off the bench, there is reportedly a remote chance that the 24-year-old may rejoin the team for Tuesday’s match.

Presnel Kimpembe, who has not played since the World Cup despite returning to full training following an Achilles injury, is another player whose fitness is being closely monitored by Galtier.

PSG’s final two injury concerns are Nordi Mukiele (hamstring) and Renato Sanches (muscle), neither of whom will be ready for the Champions League to resume.

At the top of Ligue 1, PSG leads Marseille and Lens by eight points, while Monaco is in fourth position with a 10-point deficit.