PSG release statement confirming record-breaker will miss Newcastle United Champions League clash

Paris Saint-Germain have released a statement confirming one of their brightest talents has been ruled out for the next eight games.

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Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery has been ruled out of the crucial Champions League match against Newcastle United next week.

Zaire-Emery, who became France's youngest goalscorer since 1914 in a 14-0 win over Gibraltar on Saturday, has been ruled out until the end of the year with an ankle injury.

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A PSG statement released on Tuesday confirmed: "Warren Zaire-Emery has suffered a moderate sprain of his right ankle and will remain under treatment until the winter break.

The 17-year-old will miss France's final Euro 2024 qualifier against Greece as well as PSG's next five Ligue 1 games and final two Champions League group stage games against Newcastle and Borussia Dortmund.

Zaire-Emery was one of the few PSG players to come away from the 4-1 defeat against Newcastle at St James' Park with any credit as he assisted Lucas Hernandez's second-half consolation.

Since that game, Newcastle have lost back-to-back matches in the Champions League and head into the match at Parc des Princes on November 28 (8pm kick-off) needing to avoid defeat in order to keep their hopes of progressing alive.

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A win for Newcastle would take them above PSG in the Group F table while a draw keeps them in with a chance of qualifying for the last-16 heading into their final group stage match against AC Milan next month.

Newcastle will also travel to PSG with a number of injury concerns with the likes of Callum Wilson, Sven Botman, Harvey Barnes, Matt Targett, Dan Burn, Jacob Murphy, Elliot Anderson and Sandro Tonali already ruled out for the match.