Deprived of the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League of PSG against Bayern Munich (Wednesday, to be followed on RMC Sport), because of a new positive test for coronavirus, Marco Verratti spoke on Instagram.
Physically fragile, Marco Verratti is this time sidelined by the pandemic. Contaminated by the coronavirus, the Paris Saint-Germain midfielder will miss the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League scheduled for Wednesday evening against Bayern Munich (exclusively on RMC Sport 1).
Shortly after the announcement, the Italian spoke in a story on his Instagram account: “Following the last PCR test, I tested positive for Covid-19. Despite the health restrictions respected, with our work and the international break, it’s difficult to be sure of avoiding it. I hope to find the ground quickly. “
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Uncertain about the return
With at least seven days of isolation to respect, then a negative test to produce, Marco Verratti is not sure to be fully operational for the quarter-final return to the Parc des Princes. At best, his return to training will be on April 11 or 12, just before this second round scheduled for 13 (exclusively on RMC Sport 1).
This is the second time since the start of the year that Marco Verratti has tested positive. He had already been infected with the coronavirus in January. This deprived him of two league games, against Lorient (3-2 defeat) and against Nîmes Olympique (3-0 victory). He was then able to hold his place at Camp Nou, during the 4-1 card against FC Barcelona.
During the international break, Marco Verratti was with the Italian national team, in which the epidemic was declared. Defender Leonardo Bonucci and several members of the management tested positive within days.