New twist of fate for the Paris Saint-Germain. A week after the quarter-final and the crucial champions League against Atalanta Bergamo, the capital club has perhaps lost one of its key elements, after the injury of Kylian Mbappé in the Coupe de France. The midfielder, Marco Verratti has been the victim of a "contusion important" to the right calf.
" We must now wait for (the severity). I do not exactly know the diagnosis but we are worried, "said coach paris Thomas Tuchel at the press conference, after the announcement of the release medical, which states that "the evolution" of the injury will be announced " in the next 72 hours ". But the Italian "may declare package" for the quarter-final, according to the French radio RMC, and beIN sports.
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The PSG has also won Wednesday's 1-0 their friendly match against Sochaux (L2) with a revamped team, in the confined space of the Parc des Princes, last rehearsal before the champions League. In the starting team, there were only the elements of the least used since the takeover, apart from Navas. The opportunity for Pablo Sarabia, Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting (scorer), Julian Draxler, Leandro Paredes, Colin Dagba, Abdou Diallo or Ander Herrera to shine in the eyes of their partners, sitting in the stands.
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But it is super short. We decided to make the point on Saturday with the doctor to find out if it is possible for it to be on the bench against Atalanta. But I don't expect too much... "In its statement, the PSG has announced that Mbappé has" continued its protocol of recovery as expected " and " took over the running without ball, on the grounds of the training centre ".
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Only one small good news for Tuchel and PSG : the return of left-back Juan Bernat on the land, in an area currently stricken with the position of the left side after a long convalescence, which played more than an hour on Wednesday against Sochaux (1-0) in the final match of preparation. "There are a lot of things that you should expect because we already miss Tanguy Kouassi, Edinson Cavani and Thomas Meunier (end of contract on June 30, NOTE). These were players that were very reliable for us during this campaign of the champions League. These three players we are missing and several others are injured ", has again deplored the German coach.p> Updated Date: 05 August 2020, 15:33