For the first time in nearly two months, Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti finally made his return to action with the team. PSG manager Thomas Tuchel subbed in the veteran midfielder during the second half of the team’s UEFA Champions League return group stage fixture against RB Leipzig.
— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_English) November 24, 2020
Verratti had been dealing with a notable quad injury since returning from the October international break. The Italian midfielder gradually made progress over the past month to recover from the injury. And finally, he had been given the green light to be available for PSG in a fixture, which Tuchel took advantage of by providing him with over seven minutes of playing time against Leipzig.
This appearance for Verratti was also notable for the fact that he made PSG history. He broke a tie with former PSG defender Thiago Silva to become the club’s all-time leader in Champions League appearances.
Entré en jeu contre Leipzig, Marco Verratti devient le joueur du PSG avec le plus de matchs disputés en coupe d’Europe ! Il dépasse @tsilva3.
— Romain Collet-Gaudin (@RomainCG75) November 24, 2020
The 61 Champions League appearances for Verratti spans over nine seasons with the team. If he continues to prolong his stay with PSG, he could possibly reach the 100 Champions League appearances mark, which would be an impressive feat to accomplish.
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