PSG hosted Reims at the Parc des Princes last Sunday and allowed the visitors to earn one point after drawing 1-1 against the 12th-place Ligue 1 side. Marco Verratti returned against Reims but got sent off just 15 minutes into his appearance off the bench.
After reviewing the incident and as we had already reported a few days ago, Verratti got spared by the FFF and instead of getting a three-match ban he got handed a two-match suspension with an extra match delayed and to be forfeited by the player at a later date.
Marco Verratti got a three-match ban, although it won't impact his availability for the French Cup Classique against OM
According to the league rules, Verratti could have missed as many as three consecutive games because he saw a straight red card.
Following an appeal made by PSG after the game, based on the player from Reims not suffering an injury or getting damaged by the tackle, the French discipline body has lowered the suspension to a two-match ban for the next two league games without interfering in the French Cup clash against OM that PSG will play on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
PSG defeated Montpellier 1-3 on the road last Wednesday, Feb. 1 as part of the 21st gameday of the Ligue 1 with Verratti already out of that match. PSG will take on Toulouse on Saturday, Feb. 4. Verratti will miss the latter match but he will be on the pitch when PSG travel to OM's Stade Velodrome for their French Cup Round of 16 game next Wednesday.
PSG will play Monaco the following Saturday (Feb. 11) before hosting Bayern Munich at the Parc des Princes on the first leg of the Champions League Round of 16.
PSG have not yet decided nor made an announcement about when they will force Verratti to sit out the third game of his pending suspension, so there is a chance he will play against Monaco on MD23 of the Ligue 1 season.