Manchester City have received a huge boost ahead of their Champions League quarter final second leg tie after PSG manager Laurent Blanc confirmed Marco Verratti has been ruled out of the game at The Etihad.
The Italian midfielder did travel with PSG’s squad to Manchester but after light training sessions and a medical assessment, doctors have ruled him out of the game against Manchester City.
According to Football Italia, Antonio Conte and other officials from Italy’s National side have pushed Laurent Blanc not to include Verratti in his lineup until the player has fully recovered from his groin injury.
Verratti is being seen as a key player for Italy in their bid to win the Euro 2016 and thus the player and his national team are not taking any chances. Speaking with the media, Blanc confirmed that it would take a miracle to see Verratti play for PSG against Manchester City.
Premier League side came away with a 2-2 draw from Parc des Princes which gives them a significant advantage as they can qualify for the semi finals even with a 0-0 scoreline. The onus is on PSG to win the game and that is why Verratti’s absence would be a huge factor in their preparation for a crucial night at The Etihad.
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