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Tuesday October 13 2020
De Boer: 'Admire Verratti and Jorginho'

Netherlands coach Frank de Boer is very impressed with Roberto Mancini’s Italy, while ‘Marco Verratti and Jorginho are my type of player.’

These are the top two teams in their Nations League group and go head-to-head in Bergamo on Wednesday at 19.45 UK time (18.45 GMT).

“Playing three games in eight days is a lot. Almost all these players also have to play football at club level and you take that into account,” said the coach in his press conference.

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Sunday October 11 2020
Verratti: 'Disappointment shows ambition'

Marco Verratti maintains Italy leaving Poland disappointed after a goalless draw ‘shows the level we have reached and the ambition we are going for.’

The Azzurri had numerous chances in Gdansk, but only picked up a point in their third Nations League match.

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Friday October 9 2020
Verratti: 'Never considered leaving PSG'

Italy international Marco Verratti has revealed he has never considered leaving Paris Saint-Germain and aims to go all the way in Euro 2020 with the Azzurri.

The 27-year-old has spent the last eight seasons at Parc des Princes and helped the team win a domestic treble in France last term, before finishing runners-up behind Bayern Munich in the Champions League.

“It was a big blow, but we had a great journey,” Verratti said at a press conference ahead of Italy’s match against Poland in the UEFA Nations League on Sunday.

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Friday October 9 2020
Verratti: 'Italy must make people smile'

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Marco Verratti wants Italy to play for ‘the people who can’t come to the stadium’ against Poland in the UEFA Nations League.

The Azzurri prepare for their third match in League A Group 1 of the Nations League and Verratti admitted the players are going through ‘a complicated moment’ ahead of the match against Poland in Gdansk.

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Tuesday September 8 2020
Golden generation of Italy midfielders

The Azzurri took the game to Holland and showed hints of what their quality midfield can do for years to come, writes Kaustubh Pandey.

Italy’s win over the Netherlands on Monday wasn’t exactly a spotless performance, but it was already a world away from the stunted draw with Bosnia-Herzegovina just three days earlier. Seeing the Nazionale dominate possession, passing statistics and shots on goal, keeping the Dutch on the back foot in their own back yard for 80 minutes of the game, was proof of the new positive attitude brought by Roberto Mancini. Put simply, they had the mentality of a top team.

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Sunday August 23 2020
Coman wins Champions League for Bayern

Kingsley Coman’s header proved the only goal of the game, as Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Final.

Keylor Navas returned from injury, but Marco Verratti still wasn’t fit enough for 90 minutes, so joined ex-Inter striker Mauro Icardi on the bench. Nerazzurri-owned Ivan Perisic was dropped in favour of former Juventus winger Coman.

Manuel Neuer made a tough double save on Neymar, but Robert Lewandowski came even closer when his turn from 12 yards bounced off the upright.

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Sunday August 23 2020
Champions League Final line-ups

Marco Verratti, Mauro Icardi and Ivan Perisic are on the bench for the Champions League Final, as PSG take on Bayern Munich.

It kicks off in Lisbon at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

There had been hopes that Italy international Verratti would recover in time from a calf injury to be in the starting XI, replacing Leandro Paredes.

The 27-year-old has only played one full competitive match since February, the Coupe de la Ligue Final against Lyon on July 31.

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Sunday August 23 2020
Verratti to start Champions League Final?

Italy international Marco Verratti is increasingly likely to start tonight’s Champions League Final for PSG against Bayern Munich.

It kicks off in Lisbon at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

The 27-year-old has only played one full competitive match since February, the Coupe de la Ligue Final against Lyon on July 31.

He suffered a calf injury in training and missed the Champions League quarter-final with Atalanta, only playing seven minutes of the 3-0 semi-final victory over RB Leipzig.

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Tuesday August 11 2020
Marquinhos: 'PSG are in the best condition'

Brazilian defender Marquinhos has claimed Paris Saint-Germain have ‘prepared in the best way possible’ for the match against Atalanta.

The French champions continue their run in the Champions League against Atalanta on Wednesday night, fighting to win their fourth title this term.

“I think the squad have prepared in the best way possible with motivation, with enthusiasm – we’ve had good training sessions,” Marquinhos said at a press conference.

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Sunday August 9 2020
Mbappe resumes PSG training

Kylian Mbappé took part in training with his PSG teammates today for the first time since his ankle injury, as the chances of him facing Atalanta grow stronger.

The Champions League quarter-final kicks off in Lisbon on Wednesday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

Mbappé had originally been ruled out of this clash after badly spraining his ankle during the Coupe de France Final against Saint-Etienne on July 24.

However, he was named in the squad travelling to Portugal for the Champions League Final Eight tournament.

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