After missing time due to injury, Marco Verratti returned to action with Paris Saint-Germain during its Coupe de France round of 32 fixture against Brest.
Instead of opting for the more cautious route by providing Verratti with minutes off the bench, Mauricio Pochettino elected to start the Italian midfielder in the match. This decision paid off in the end.
Overall, Verratti had one fine performance in the match as he helped PSG pick up the key 3-0 win. The Italian midfielder wound up recording a pair of assists in the match — both of which went to Kylian Mbappe.
Verratti went on to also log 69 passes, create four goal-scoring opportunities, win 10 ground duels and notch two tackles.
This was just the performance that PSG’s coaching staff surely wanted to see out of him, especially considering that the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg fixture against FC Barcelona is just days away.
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