Champions League

PSG: Verratti joins Mbappé on the injury list for Atalanta tie

Marco Verratti suffered an injury that has Paris Saint-Germain's Thomas Tuchel concerned ahead of the Champions League clash with Atalanta.

Tuchel worried about 'big injury' for Verratti

Paris Saint-Germain coach Thomas Tuchel admitted he was "worried" about Marco Verratti after an injury scare for the Italy midfielder ahead of the Champions League tie against Atalanta, which star forward Kylian Mbappé is likely to be unavailable for

Verratti missed PSG's 1-0 friendly win over Sochaux on Wednesday after hurting his calf in training. casting doubt over his fitness for the Champions League quarter-final on 12 August.

Tuchel said he was concerned about Verratti, although he was still unsure about the severity of the midfielder's injury.

Tuchel: "It's a big injury"

"We're worried because he took a nasty hit. It's a big injury," he told a news conference. "Now we will wait. I don't know exactly today's diagnosis, I have to talk with the doctor. But we are worried."

PSG will face either Atlético Madrid or RB Leipzig in a semi-final if they can get past Atalanta.