the beautiful gesture of Verratti


Guilty of the two goals conceded last Wednesday by Paris Saint-Germain against Bayern Munich (0-2), in the knockout stages of the Champions League, Marco Verratti did not hide behind his responsibility.

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Marco Verratti, PSG Paris Saint-Germain Paris

Last Wednesday, Paris Saint-Germain lost to Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena (0-2), in the knockout stages of the Champions League, a defeat synonymous with another elimination before the quarterfinals. of final. Missing out on its subject, the capital club was notably weighed down by the poor performance of Marco Verratti, directly involved in the two German goals signed Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting and Serge Gnabry, in the second half.

A chat with Bitshiabu

Since this fiasco, the Italian midfielder has not been spared criticism. Journalist Daniel Riolo urges him to return to Pescara, while former Olympique de Marseille defender Habib Beye explained that the 30-year-old “has not progressed” since his arrival in France in the summer of 2012. On the other hand and without too much surprise, the Parisian coach Christophe Galtier did not push him. What then from the point of view of the principal concerned? Remained publicly silent on his match, “Little Owl” made his mea-culpa.

Bitshiabu can breathe

According to newspaper information The Parisian, the transalpine international has spoken in recent days with El Chadaille Bitshiabu, also at fault on the first Bavarian goal. According to the revelations of our colleagues, Marco Verratti assumed his mistake during his discussions with the young French central defender. “A benevolent exchange during which the Italian would have taken responsibility for the goal conceded by Paris and would have, in a way, relieved him of the weight of guilt.”

With Paris Saint-Germain, the native of Pescara – under contract until June 2026 – has played 407 games in all competitions and scored 11 goals, including 29 games played since the start of the 2022-2023 season.

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