PSG-Manchester City: Verratti’s hallucinatory reaction to his failure which cost Paris dearly

Marco Verratti came close to the goal this Wednesday, during the semi-final first leg of the Champions League between PSG and Manchester City. The reaction of the Italian midfielder speaks volumes about his frustration. Especially since behind, the Skyblues overturned everything to win 2-1.

This one is expensive. Very expensive. While he had the ball 2-0 at the end of his feet in the 56th minute, on a strong cross from Kylian Mbappé in front of the goal. But the Italian is too short for a few centimeters.

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The reaction of Marco Verratti, on whom RMC Sport had placed an isolated camera, speaks volumes. The midfielder, not used to distinguishing himself in front of goal, missed a golden opportunity. The player was positioned higher in this match by Mauricio Pochettino, to help the Neymar-Mbappé-Di Maria trio in the offensive sector.

The tipping point of the match?

Marco Verratti vs. City
Marco Verratti against City © RMC Sport

At this time, PSG leads 1-0 against Manchester City, in the semi-final first leg of the Champions League. A few minutes later, the Cityzens will overturn everything to win 2-1, with a goal from Kevin De Bruyne on a cross that sought John Stones and surprised Keylor Navas, then with a free kick from Riyad Mahrez who has pierced the Parisian wall.

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