Absent in recent days due to a positive coronavirus test, Marco Verratti is well in the PSG group to face Bayern Munich on Tuesday (9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1), for the Champions League quarterback. Mauricio Pochettino will have to deal with four main absentees, including Mauro Icardi and Marquinhos.
PSG have officially communicated their group for the Champions League quarter-final second leg. To challenge Bayern Munich, a week after the first leg victory (3-2), Mauricio Pochettino has called 24 players but will have to deal with four main absentees.
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Verratti and Florenzi back
Besides Juan Bernat for a long time, the main absence is that of Marquinhos. Captain of PSG and scorer in Munich before going out in the wake of injury, for an injury to the right adductors, the Brazilian did not recover in time. “The resumption of training will take place in 12 days depending on the progress,” said the press release from PSG for Marquinhos.
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Affected in the calf since mid-March, Layvin Kurzawa is also forfeited again. “He resumed the race and the support to be present with the group on Thursday,” said PSG. Holder last Wednesday but ill and released at the break then absent in Strasbourg on Saturday, Abdou Diallo is in the group and should be able to hold his place on the left side of the defense.
Mauro Icardi’s withdrawal was also confirmed as expected. The Argentine has returned to training but does not yet have the physical level to claim to be in the squad. The rest of the selection of Pochettino is unsurprising, with the double news of the returns of the Italians, Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi, affected by the coronavirus on their return from selection and operational for this European meeting. It remains to be seen whether they can at least come into play, as seems planned for Verratti.