Posted: Mon April 8, 2013 5:13PM; Updated: Mon April 8, 2013 5:13PM

Thiago Silva, Alex included in PSG squad for Barcelona trip

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Thiago Silva and PSG are tied 2-2 with Barcelona after their first leg.
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PARIS (AP) -- Paris St Germain centre backs Alex and Thiago Silva have been included in Carlo Ancelotti's squad for the Champions League quarter-final return leg at Barcelona on Wednesday despite injury concerns.

Italy midfielder Thiago Motta, who has only played one game since late January because of a recurring groin injury, was also named for the trip.

PSG will be without suspended holding midfielder Blaise Matuidi as the Qatari-backed club look to qualify for the last four after drawing 2-2 at home in the first leg last week.

Thiago Silva remains a doubt after picking up a knock on his knee in the first leg.

The Brazil defender was left out of PSG's squad at Stade Rennes last Saturday while compatriot Alex also missed the 2-0 win because of a thigh problem.

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