PSG – Reims: Verratti, 14 minutes and then out!


He is definitely incorrigible. Entering the break, this Sunday against Reims in place of Vitinha, Marco Verratti will have spent only fourteen short minutes on the lawn of the Park. He was logically expelled by Mr Buquet after consultation with the VAR (59th), for a tackle that leaned too much on the right ankle of the Japanese Junya Ito.

In 401 games in the jersey of PSG, this is his 6th expulsion, the first direct. The stormy transalpine environment has also received no less than 132 warnings. During the short time spent on the field, the former player of Pescara had given voice and enlightened the game of his formation by allowing in particular Neymar, author of the only Parisian goal, to evolve higher on the ground.

He is the third fastest PSG substitute sent off in Ligue 1 since Opta collects data (2006-2007). The “record” is still held by David Beckham asked to return to the locker room prematurely after 9 minutes and 21 seconds against Evian in April 2013. The “Golden Boy” precedes Layvin Kurzawa (12 minutes and 46 seconds) and therefore Verratti.


The return of the “little owl” to the field will therefore have come to an end. For the record, he had suffered a thigh strain before the reception of Angers (2-0), Wednesday, January 11.

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