Publicado: Mier, Febrero 13, 2019
Deportes | Por Godofredo Marrero

Verratti set to make PSG return

Verratti set to make PSG return

Tuchel spoke with an air of resignation after a tiresome encounter in which PSG extended its lead in the French league to 13 points over second-place Lille.

Assuming there are no further complications, that would put Verratti firmly in the frame to face Manchester United in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie at Old Trafford on Tuesday.

"Let's not kid ourselves - everybody is thinking about Manchester, and that is totally normal", Tuchel said at a news conference on Friday. PSG beat Bordeaux 1-0 to increase its lead in the French league to 13 points over second-placed Lille, which plays on Sunday.

PSG is already without Neymar for the next two months, and although midfielder Marco Verratti started against Bordeaux he is way short on match sharpness.

Such is its margin for error domestically that coach Thomas Tuchel could afford to wrap a host of key players in cotton wool with one eye on the Champions League. If Edi is not there in Manchester, of course it is big.

"I don't have good news". First of all, we are focused on Bordeaux and we need to be organised.

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"I know 10 players who will play against United". "Yes, it's worrying. It's not a good sign".

"Maybe some of the players who have not played too much will play". Tuchel needs Verratti against a United midfield featuring the in-form Paul Pogba, but the 58 minutes he played may not have been enough to restore his sharpness and rhythm.

A couple of minutes later Cavani limped off the pitch clutching his thigh, prompting Tuchel to substitute him with Kylian Mbappe.

Here, Sports Mole takes a look at how PSG could line up against Bordeaux. "We can not let this match slide - the team that starts at Parc des Princes will be one that is able to win".

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