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Key Forward Will Be Missing For Chelsea-PSG Second Leg

He’s been a key player to his side’s attack so for this season…

Paris Saint Germain forward Lucas Moura will miss the Champions League last-16 second leg with Chelsea after having surgery on his right hip.

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The Brazilian has been sidelined since a Ligue 1 match with Caen on Valentine’s Day and subsequently missed the 1-1, first leg draw with the Blues at the Parce des Princes.

However, now Moura has been ruled out for at least four weeks, expected to be six matches, after having successful surgery in Qatar on a right hip muscle injury.

Which means he will miss the return leg at Stamford Bridge on March 11 and a further four games in the French first division.

The two sides go into the second leg of their European tie finely poised following the deadlock in Paris last week.

Branislav Ivanovic gave Mourinho’s men the lead before Edison Cavani headed in an equalising goal early in the second half, however Laurent Blanc was left to rue a number of missed chances that could prove key to deciding who makes it into the quarterfinals.

The French champions will be hoping to go one better than last year where they succumbed to a 2-0 defeat in London but will have to find a way to win without Lucas Moura.

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