Marco Verratti was brilliant against OL in the final of the Coupe de la Ligue. - JEE / SIPA
Paris SG landed in Faro (Portugal) on Saturday, where it will remain three days before its Champions League quarter-final: the injured Kylian Mbappé and Marco Verratti are summoned but the Italian did not make the trip according to the press who announced it forfeit against Atalanta Bergamo.
This is more bad news for PSG, which is playing its quarter-final on Wednesday. According to RMC Sports, Verratti, who had a calf injury this week, did not accompany his teammates on the plane to Faro on Saturday, where the club will undergo a three-day preparation camp.
🚨 Marco Verratti is forfeited to face Atalanta. The Italian is also uncertain about the end of the Champions League- RMC Sport (@RMCsport) August 8, 2020
Verratti package for the rest of the competition?
According to the media, the club of the capital recorded the package of "Little Owl" for the quarter-final in Lisbon, while his participation in the rest of the tournament remains uncertain. Coach Thomas Tuchel, also injured - he sprained an ankle! - had not hidden in the middle of the week his concern about the case of Verratti, victim of a "significant contusion" to the right calf.
The Italian, on the other hand, is part of the group of 28 players called for this camp, as is the French striker Kylian Mbappé, who continues to recover from an ankle injury. His compatriot Layvin Kurzawa, who suffers from a muscle injury to a thigh, is also in the game, as well as the German Thilo Kehrer, affected in an ear according to several media.
Thomas Tuchel was the victim last night of a sprained left ankle with fracture of the 5th metatarsal during a sports session. pic.twitter.com/uU848oP9RM- Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) August 7, 2020
Atalanta also decreased
On the Italian side, Pierluigi Gollini, Atalanta Bergamo's titular goalkeeper, is expected to miss the Champions League quarter-final against Paris SG on Wednesday due to a right knee injury, Italian sports media reported on Saturday. Gollini was injured on August 1 in the last Serie A game against Inter Milan. Atalanta staff hoped that the injury would not be serious but, according to Gazetta dello Sport , the cruciate ligament is affected.
For the Lisbon match, Bergamo coach Gian Piero Gasperini will also be deprived of Josip Ilicic, his greatest offensive talent, absent for personal and psychological difficulties. Center-back Palomino is also uncertain.
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