PSG will be deprived of Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi, positive for the coronavirus, for their Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern (Wednesday at 9 p.m., on RMC Sport 1). UEFA requires the match to be held if 13 players, including a goalkeeper, are available.
A new package was added to the list of PSG on Monday for the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League at Bayern Munich on Wednesday (9 p.m., live on RMC Sport 1). After Leandro Paredes, suspended, and Marco Verratti, positive for the coronavirus, Alessandro Florenzi must give up for the same reasons as his compatriot. The two Italian players could also have been contaminated during the rally with their selection. Doubts remain about the origin of the contamination for Verratti, already tested positive earlier in the season.
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13 players, including a goalkeeper, must be available to maintain the match
For PSG, the urgency is to limit the spread of the Covid to other members of his team, who could also be deprived of Mauro Icardi, while a doubt hangs over the state of form of Danilo Pereira (calf) . So now is not the time to develop a cluster. Especially since the regulations of the Champions League are rather made so that the matches can be disputed despite many cases of coronavirus.
“When thirteen or more players from List A (including at least one goalkeeper) are available, the match must be played on the scheduled date, provides for appendix J.2.1 .. When a club is unable to ” field at least thirteen players from List A or if it does not have any of the registered goalkeepers, UEFA may authorize the rescheduling of the match, provided that the national / local authorities carry out new tests so that a sufficient number of players (at least thirteen, including at least one goalkeeper) are able to participate in the match. “
“As an alternative, the club may field players who have not been registered with UEFA within the time limits set out in these regulations, provided that these players (i) are duly registered in as members of the club concerned with their national association, in accordance with the rules laid down by the latter and the provisions of FIFA and (ii) have tested negative for COVID-19, in accordance with the Protocol for resuming play of the UEFA. If it is not possible to reschedule the match within the time limit set in appendix J.3.1, the club which is unable to play will be held responsible for the non-progress of the match. , ethics and discipline of UEFA will then penalize a defeat by forfeit 0-3. “
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Each club can register a maximum of 25 players on its A list to play in the Champions League, with the number varying according to the clubs’ ability to include eight club-trained players in the country. The number of players on the list is reduced if this criterion is not met (for example, 24 players will be allowed on the list if the club has only 7 club trained). With two positive cases, Paris still has room. But Mauricio Pochettino’s choices for this shock have been reduced in recent days.