PSG are approaching their quarter-final first leg of the Champions League against Bayern Munich with two players under threat of suspension. Forfait, Marco Verratti and Layvin Kurzawa have a wild card.
It is not yet time to think about the return leg. But two PSG players will have to think more about their actions during the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on the field of Bayern Munich, this Wednesday (9 p.m., live on RMC Sport 1). Neymar and Idrissa Gueye have already been warned twice this season and are indeed under threat of suspension. If one of the two (or both) gets a yellow card on Wednesday, he will miss the return quarter-final in a week at the Parc des Princes.
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Expelled on Saturday against Lille for a change of mood against Tiago Djalo, Neymar will be observed. Tuesday at a press conference, Mauricio Pochettino assured to have no doubt about the management of the emotions of the Brazilian star, unfairly sanctioned, according to him.
“He started playing again after six weeks, he was very excited to play and of course he is a very emotional player, he likes to play, he likes to fight, the Parisian coach recalled. He is a great competitor. , he didn’t deserve the red card. He was sent off for other reasons. “
“Ney, I’ve known him for years, we know he’s a very competitive player, added Marquinhos, PSG captain. If we look at the action he received a foul, he came to get the ball, he put a lot of commitment… “
Two other Parisian players are also threatened but they will not play this Wednesday. Marco Verratti is positive for the coronavirus while Layvin Kurzawa is hit in a calf. If they are operational in a week, they will again be affected and run the risk of missing a possible semi-final first leg in the event of a warning at the Park.
No Bayern player threatened
UEFA will then reset the card counters to zero at the semi-final stage, except for those having to serve a suspension On this point, Bayern approaches the shock against PSG in a more serene manner since no player is under the threat. Since the start of the competition, twelve members of the Bavarian squad (not counting Marc Roca, sent off against Salzburg) have received a yellow card but none have repeated.