Verratti has been on the sidelines since the middle of February and had long been considered an injury worry prior to the clash, while Pastore misses out with a calf issue that saw him miss Argentina’s recent World Cup qualifiers.
On the other hand, Angel Di Maria has returned to the unit after being overlooked for the weekend’s 4-1 victory over Nice following a knock he picked up with the Albiceleste. Blanc confirmed that the former Manchester United man has trained on each of the last three days and is at full fitness.
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Otherwise, PSG boss Laurent Blanc boasts a full squad for the encounter and has chosen to include right-back Serge Aurier in his panel for the first time since the Ivory Coast international insulted his team-mates and coach during a live Periscope chat in February.
PSG squad to face Manchester City: Trapp, Sirigu; Aurier, David Luiz, Kurzawa, Marquinhos, Maxwell, Thiago Silva, Van der Wiel; Di Maria, Lucas, Matuidi, Nkunku, Rabiot, Stambouli, Thiago Motta; Augustin, Cavani, Ibrahimovic