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Paris St Germain deny players were in a nightclub days before FC Barcelona game

Paris St Germain have rubbished sports daily L’Equipe’s claims that two of their footballers were in a nightclub days ahead of their Champions League match against FC Barcelona.

football Updated: Mar 11, 2017 16:49 IST
Paris St Germain,FC Barcelona,Marco Verratti
Paris Saint-Germain crashed out of the Champions League after losing to FC Barcelona.(AFP)

Paris St Germain have denied the allegations that two of their footballers were in a nightclub a couple of days before the Ligue 1 club were thrashed 6-1 by FC Barcelona in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 encounter.

Sports daily L’Equipe reported on Friday that midfielders Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi had been spotted in a Paris night club on Monday, one day before travelling to Barcelona for Wednesday’s game. The Catalans, who lost 4-0 in the first leg, reached the quarter-finals with a 6-5 aggregate win.

The report said that the two players had left the night club “after midnight”.

“It’s insulting to their professionalism and to the club,” PSG wrote in a statement on Twitter.

“Shame on those -- often L’Equipe -- who publish unconfirmed information.”

PSG, who resume their domestic duties at Lorient on Sunday, are second in Ligue 1, three points behind Monaco.

First Published: Mar 11, 2017 16:49 IST