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Thiago Silva a chance for Le Classique

Ligue 1 > News
20/02/2013

Out injured since January's clash with Ajaccio, PSG captain Thiago Silva has largely recovered and could well return to action against arch-rivals Marseille on Sunday.

The Brazil international injured his thigh in the Week 20 clash but, according to reports from club doctors, is no longer feeling any pain and should resume training on Wednesday in Clairefontaine - the France national team's training facility - where PSG have set up camp to prepare for one of their biggest games of the season.

PSG-OM - Le Classique - is always a passionate encounter, but with PSG coming off a shock 3-2 defeat in Sochaux, while closest rivals OM and OL both won at the weekend, coach Carlo Ancelotti would be relieved to have his captain - the most expensive defender in the world - back to lend some steel in the centre of defence.

Concerns

Especially considering that there are injury clouds hanging over several of his other key players, with Mamadou Sakho, Lucas Moura (ankle) and Zlatan Ibrahimovic (foot) all sitting out training on Tuesday to receive treatment and holding midfielder Thiago Motta, also nursing a thigh injury, out of contention.

Although the capital club have a wealth of midfield talent to cover the absence of Motta, superstar recruit David Beckham  - should he be adjudged fit and ready by Ancelotti - could well be in line to make his PSG debut in the middle of the park.

 

>> Barton: 'Beckham is a star… off the pitch'

>> PLAYER PROFILE: Thiago Silva

>> PRE-MATCH STATS: Paris Saint-Germain - Olympique de Marseille








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