Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti will miss the first leg of his side’s Champions League quarter-final tie against Bayern Munich next week after the French champions announced on Friday that he had tested positive for Covid-19.
The Italian midfielder will have to go in self-isolation for 10 days and will therefore miss Sunday's Ligue 1 top-of-the-table clash againstLille
This is the second time this year that Verratti has contracted Covid-19. He missed two Ligue 1 matches between the end of January and the start of February due to a positive virus test.
The Parisian club confirmed the news in anofficial statement
on Friday that the 28-year-old will also miss their game againstBayern Munich
"Following the last Sars-Cov2 PCR test, Marco Verratti is confirmed positive,"
the statement reads
"He will therefore respect isolation and is subject to the appropriate health protocol."