PSG confirmed Alessandro Florenzi’s positive coronavirus test on Monday. Placed in isolation, the Italian side will miss the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League on Wednesday evening on the lawn of Bayern Munich.
Another blow for PSG before challenging Bayern Munich. The Ile-de-France club confirmed Alessandro Florenzi’s contamination with Covid-19 on Monday. The Italian side therefore joins Marco Verratti, also positive on his return from selection, on the list of players absent for the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League, Wednesday evening in Munich (live from 9 p.m. on RMC Sport 1).
“Following the last Sars-Cov2 PCR test, Alessandro Florenzi is confirmed positive. He will therefore respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocol, said PSG in a statement shared on social networks. As a reminder, the player was in isolation for a few days as a precaution. “
Obviously disappointed to miss the continental meeting against the partners of Thomas Muller and Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting, Alessandro Florenzi quickly reacted to the bad news.
“I am positive for Covid, soberly indicated the transalpine defender on social networks. I am now in isolation at home and under medical supervision.”
Kehrer or Dagba to replace him
Returned last Tuesday from selection, at the same time as Marco Verratti and even before Italy’s last match, Alessandro Florenzi had trained separately on Friday. A time present in Mauricio Pochettino’s group for the Ligue 1 duel against Lille (0-1), the 30-year-old defender was finally dismissed and placed in isolation a few hours before facing the Mastiffs.
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Already deprived of several potential holders for the match against Bayern after the suspension of Paredes and the packages of Verratti or Juan Bernat (still recovering after his big knee injury), Mauricio Pochettino will have to deal with a revised defense in the Champions League .
The Argentine coach could again trust Thilo Kehrer, very disappointing against LOSC, unless he decides to throw young Colin Dagba (22) into the fray. Faced with a Kingsley Coman still in legs, the absence of Alessandro Florenzi falls badly.