Two PSG holders, Marco Verratti and Leandro Paredes, are under threat of suspension for the return leg against Barcelona.
For moving the PSG in Barcelona in the Champions League, Mauricio Pochettino must deal with the injury absences of four elements, Angel Di Maria, Juan Bernat, Colin Dagba and of course Neymar. Before the return match, in three weeks, the Argentine technician would obviously like this list not to grow. Unfortunately, two important players are under threat of suspension.
Verratti and Paredes under threat
It is indeed Marco veratti and Leandro paredes, who will miss the return leg against Barcelona at the Parc des Princes if they leave Camp Nou with a new yellow card on Tuesday night. This is a problem for PSG because these are just two things Pochettino relies on a lot. And it is especially about two players with strong temperament, who find themselves regularly in the sights of the referees, for disputes or fouls of anti-play.
On average, 1 yellow card every 3 matches
In this Champions League, the Italian and the Argentinian have each received two yellow cards in the three matches they have played. Since the start of the season, they have received an average warning every three matches (6 yellows in 19 games for Verratti, 6 yellows in 20 games for Paredes). And the threat is still growing if we take into account their history in the Champions League. Verratti has received 19 cautions in 63 C1 matches. For Paredes, it is even worse with 5 yellow cards in 11 matches, almost a “toast” every two matches. Will they be held this Tuesday evening in Barcelona? PSG would need it …
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