Marco Verratti suspended for game against Nantes
Marco Verratti will be well suspended for the match against Nantes on Saturday, Mar. 4, after seeing a yellow card in PSG's victory (4-3) against LOSC Lille two weeks ago.
This suspension arrives after it got delayed because of an earlier appeal of the red card the Italy international saw in the game against Reims (1-1) earlier this season.
After Paris Saint-Germain earned a last-minute victory against Lille at the Parc des Princes, the Ligue 1 disciplinary committee handed Marco Verratti his final suspension ahead of the game against Nantes to take place on Saturday.
The committee decided on Feb. 22. The red card against Reims meant Verratti was about to miss three games, one suspended and left pending. One more yellow card would earn Verratti that suspension, and after seeing it in the game against Lille that will force him to sit the matchup against Nantes.
Marco Verratti has appeared in only 19 of a possible 25 Ligue 1 games this season
PSG face Nantes tomorrow as part of the Ligue 1 MD26 while sitting first and at the top of the standings with 60 points. After beating Marseille last weekend 0-3 on the road at Stade Velodrome, the bitter rivals of Paris stayed second in the table but an already-distant eight points behind the reigning champions with 52.
Verratti could play back then with his suspension delayed until this upcoming weekend in which games pertaining to the 26th matchday of the domestic campaign will take place around France.
This season has been a tough one for the Italy international, who has only appeared in 19 of the 25 games played in Ligue 1. He's also performed in six Champions League games missing the second matchup against Maccabi Haifa in the group stage.
Verratti also played 76 minutes in his lone Coupe de France app this year (PSG fell to OM in the Round of 16, crashing out of the competition) while also getting 78 minutes in the Trophee des Champions at the beginning of the season.