On the pitch, Achraf Hakimi is one of the best right back in the world, if not the best. Off the pitch, his character qualities are coming into serious question, as he’s been formally charged with rape. He denies the allegations, and he is presumed innocent until proven guilty, but this has certainly become a very disturbing trend in the football world as of late.
We’ve seen a few profile footballers credibly accused of serious sex crimes in the past few years now: Hakimi, Mason Greenwood, Cristiano Ronaldo and Benjamin Mendy. We’ve covered their cases in detail, in previous articles, so we’ll save any additional discussion on that for now.
Paris Saint-Germain at Bayern Munich FYIs
Competition: UCL Round of 16, Leg 2/2
Aggregate: Bayern Leads 1-0
Kick: Wed March 8, 8pm, Allianz Arena, Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Team News: Bayern Munich Paris Saint-Germain
Starting XI Predictions: Bayern Munich Paris Saint-Germain
Google Result Probability Bayern Munich 53% Extra Time 22% Paris Saint-Germain 25%
PSG Team News
Hakimi is currently a free man, so he is available for selection on Wednesday night at Bayern Munich; provided he is 100% recovered from a thigh injury that he’s been battling. Let’s go over the PSG players who are not available. Christophe Galtier has already ruled Brazilian winger Neymar out of this one. The world’s all-time most expensive player is battling an ankle injury.
Meanwhile Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles injury) and Renato Sanches (hamstring issue) are also spending more time in the treatment room than on the pitch lately.
And that covers all the current fitness issues for Les Parisiens.
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