PSG midfielder Marco Verratti, who has suffered a calf injury, will be out of the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta Bergamo on Wednesday (live on RMC Sport 1) and possibly the end of Final 8 in Lisbon.
It’s confirmed and it’s a big blow for Paris Saint-Germain. The capital club will be without Marco Verratti for the Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta Bergamo on Wednesday evening in Lisbon (at 9pm live on RMC Sport 1).
As revealed by RMC Sport on Tuesday, the Italian midfielder is suffering from a calf injury after a collision with another player in training. His participation in the quarter-final against the Italians was more than uncertain.
It has now been recorded internally. The injury has serious consequences as the Parisian could also be absent for a possible semi-final (against Atletico or Leipzig) or even the final on 23 August in the Portuguese capital.
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The pill will be hard to swallow for “Little Owl”, victim of repeated physical problems for several years.Hard to digest also because the player, in competition with Leandro Paredes in midfield, was in legs.
Last week he put in a sparkling and promising performance against OL in the League Cup final. A performance hailed by his partner Kylian Mbappé on social networks.
It is also and above all very bad news for PSG and Thomas Tuchel. With four days to go before the clash with Atalanta, the Parisian coach still doesn’t know if he will be able to count on four regulars: Kylian Mbappé, Juan Bernat, Mauro Icardi and Thilo Kehrer, all of whom have suffered more or less serious injuries.
They are still uncertain, while Layvin Kurzawa (injured) and Angel Di Maria (suspended) are already out. Marco Verratti is now to be added to the list. The Italian is not part of the group that arrived on Saturday in Faro, in southern Portugal, for the preparation camp.