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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff
Aug 17, 2014

PSG confirm Motta has broken nose

Paris Saint-Germain have said Thiago Motta suffered a broken nose when he was head-butted by Bastia striker Brandao after the match between the teams on Saturday.

- Johnson: PSG count cost of ugly Bastia victory

The defending Ligue 1 champions secured their first Ligue 1 win of the season with a straightforward 2-0 home success -- but the points came at a cost as Motta, star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and defender Gregory van der Wiel were all hurt.

A statement on the official PSG website said: "Further medical examinations... have confirmed the following diagnostics:

"A fractured nose for Thiago Motta following the assualt after the match by Bastia player Brandao;

"A partial tear of the left oblique muscle of the 12th rib for Zlatan Ibrahimovic;

"A fracture of the second lumbar vertebra for Gregory van der Wiel following a knee in the back from the Bastia player Brandao in the first half."

The statement said PSG's medical staff would monitor "the evolution of these injuries under treatment over the next few days" before estimating recovery times.

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PSG defender David Luiz criticised Brandao, and PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said he hoped the Bastia man would be banned for life.

Brazil international Luiz said: "As footballers, we have the best job in the world. However, part of that job is to set a good example and especially to the children watching.

"What happened after the game does not set a good example, and that sort of attitude is something that you don't want young children to see.

"It is not part of football. It is something that should not be allowed to happen, not only in football but also in life.

"He [Brandao] is not a young guy, he has played for a number of teams in France. He needs to have a bit more respect and also to remember that he is setting an example with his behaviour."

Ibrahimovic was substituted in the first half after suffering his injury -- but Luiz said he hoped he would not be sidelined for long.

He added: "He is a fantastic player and provides a lot, so let's pray [that he recovers."

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