Lille announced the package of Yusuf Yazici, positive for Covid-19, and therefore absent this Saturday (5 p.m.) against PSG. On the side of the capital club, Alessandro Florenzi was taken out of the group and placed in solitary confinement.
The tile. Hours before the weekend shock in Ligue 1 against Paris Saint-Germain, LOSC announced that its Turkish striker Yusuf Yazici will not be in the game. “Following his last Sars-Cov2 PCR test, Yusuf Yazici was confirmed positive. Our player was immediately placed in solitary confinement in accordance with an appropriate health protocol,” warned the northern club. This is the second time Yazici has tested positive for Covid-19 this season. Turkish international circles had already contracted the coronavirus in January.
Retained in the group of 20 players selected by Christophe Galtier, Yazici had made the trip to Paris and slept with the rest of the delegation at the hotel. The attacker was put in solitary confinement after his positive test, before being repatriated to Lille where he is currently. The presence of the player within the group, before the revelation of his positive test, poses the threat of other contaminations within the workforce. All this within hours of an extremely important top game between the co-leaders.
Florenzi, contact case of Verratti
Paris Saint-Germain will also deplore a major absence, that of the Italian Alessandro Florenzi, contact case of Marco Verratti, positive for Covid-19 on their return from selection. Florenzi first appeared in the Paris group before being withdrawn, to be placed in solitary confinement. It is considered a contact case of Marco Verratti, who was already forfeited for PSG-Lille because of a contusion to the left thigh, contracted with the Italian selection.
Marco Verratti’s positive control, on the other hand, makes him unavailable for the Champions League clash against Bayern Munich next Wednesday. A meeting he still hoped to be able to play this Friday. This is the second time that the “Little Owl”, like Yusuf Yazici, contracted the coronavirus in 2021. He had missed two league games between the end of January and the beginning of February.