{
    "title": "Motta out of PSG's squad for Real trip",
    "image": "https:\/\/images.supersport.com\/2018\/2\/Thiago-Motta-170129-WarmUp-G-300.jpg",
    "body": "<p>Paris Saint-Germain have omitted veteran midfielder Thiago Motta from their squad for the trip to face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nThe French giants opted to leave the 35-year-old Italy international behind in Paris, even though  he apparently is no longer injured and trained normally on Tuesday morning.<\/p><p>\r\n\r\nFitness problems have limited the former Barcelona midfielder's appearances in 2018 and he played no part in PSG's 1-0 win at Toulouse at the weekend.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nRecent signing Lassana Diarra is expected to come into the PSG line-up against the club he represented between 2009 and 2012.\r\n<\/p><p>\r\nClub record goal-scorer Edinson Cavani (hip) and left-back Layvin Kurzawa (thigh) are in the PSG squad after not featuring at the weekend.<\/p>",
    "blurb": "Paris Saint-Germain have omitted veteran midfielder Thiago Motta from their squad for the trip to face Real Madrid in the Champions League last 16, first leg on Wednesday.",
    "date": "2018-02-13T18:13:51",
    "author": "",
    "credit": "AFP",
    "img_credit": "Thiago Motta \u00a9 Gallo Images",
    "category": "Champions League",
    "videos": []
}