Real Madrid goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, has said that it is a shame that his side will be without two key players, Casemiro and Ferland Mendy when they clash with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League round of 16 second-leg tie at the Santiago Bernabeu in March.

Courtois said this after PSG defeated Real Madrid 1-0 in the Champions League round of 16 first-leg tie on Tuesday night in Paris.

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Recall that Kylian Mbappe scored the only goal of the encounter as Casemiro and Mendy were both shown yellow cards and will be suspended for second-leg on March 9 for collecting three yellows in the competition.

Speaking after the game, Courtois was quoted by Real Madrid’s official website as saying:

“It’s a shame that they [Casemiro and Mendy] won’t be available [in the return leg], but we’ve got a strong squad.

“I don’t know whether or not the foul by Mendy was a booking and I feel as if the referee was too keen to give out yellow cards here tonight.”

He added,

“We have to give it everything we have against them in March, those of us who play will fight hard and try to come through.”

By Savage