Hakimi: Why Moroccan star will miss PSG’s UCL quarter-final first leg

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Morocco international Achraf Hakimi will miss the first leg of Paris Saint-Germain’s quarter-final tie in the UEFA Champions League due to suspension.

The 25-year-old received a yellow card in the second leg of PSG’s round-of-16 encounter against Real Sociedad on Tuesday night after a late challenge on Spanish defender Javi Galan in the 42nd minute.

Hakimi had already been booked twice early in the competition: in their 4-1 defeat at Newcastle and their 3-0 win over AC Milan.

The two-time African Youth Player of the Year will now serve a one-match ban in the elite European competition.

PSG won the match 2-1 thanks to a brace from French forward Kylian Mbappe, despite Mikel Merino drawing one back for Sociedad late in the game.

The Parisians progressed to the last eight 4-1 on aggregate, and they will get to know their quarter-final opponent when the draw is carried out on Friday, March 15, in Nyon, Switzerland.

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