Marco Verratti examined optimistic for coronavirus.© AFP
Marco Verratti will miss the primary leg of Paris Saint-Germain’s Champions League quarter-final against Bayern Munich subsequent week after the French champions introduced on Friday that he had examined optimistic for Covid-19. “After the latest PCR Sars-Cov2 test, Marco Verratti is confirmed positive. He will isolate and be subject to appropriate health protocol,” PSG stated in a press release. Italy midfielder Verratti, 28, may also miss PSG’s top-of-the-table conflict with Lille on Saturday, with the groups in first and second place and locked on 63 factors.
This is the second time this yr that Verratti has contracted Covid-19. He missed two Ligue 1 matches between the top of January and the beginning of February on account of a optimistic virus take a look at.
His absence will make the duty more durable for PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino as his may also be with out Verratti’s midfield associate Leandro Paredes.
Bayern will likely be with out star striker Robert Lewandowski for Wednesday’s match on the Allianz Arena after the Pole was dominated out for almost a month with a knee harm picked up on worldwide obligation.
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