Three-time defending champions Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) recorded their second straight 3-0 victory over Marseille in three days and secured a berth in the French Cup semifinals in ongoing UEFA Champions League in the Paris. PSG had won by the same margin in last weekend’s Ligue 1, but that was overshadowed by Neymar’s injury, Xinhua news agency reported.
Neymar, is expected to undergo a surgery at the end of this week in Brazil for a fifth metatarsal fracture in his right foot.It would rule him out of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg against Real Madrid next week.PSG lost the first leg 3-1.About UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations and contested by top-division European clubs. Introduced in 1992, the competition replaced the European Champion Clubs’ Cup, or simply European Cup, which had run since 1955, adding a group stage to the competition and allowing multiple entrants from certain countries. The pre-1992 competition was initially a straight knockout tournament open only to the champion club of each country. During the 1990s, the format was expanded, incorporating a round-robin group stage to include clubs that finished runner-up of some nations’ top-level league. While most of Europe’s national leagues can still only enter their national league champion, Europe’s strongest national leagues now provide up to four teams for the competition, and will provide up to five teams from the 2015–16 season onwards. Clubs that finish next-in-line in each nation’s top level league, having not qualified for the UEFA Champions League competition, may be eligible for the next-level UEFA Europa League competition.The UEFA Cup, also known as the Coupe UEFA, is the trophy awarded annually by UEFA to the football club that wins the UEFA Europa League. Before the 2009–10 season, both the competition and the trophy were known as ‘the UEFA Cup’.
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