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The Italian midfielder took a nasty whack to the face while celebrating his side’s opening goal against Juventus.

Marco Verratti celebrated with his PSG team-mates after Kylian Mbappe opened the scoring

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Marco Verratti celebrated with his PSG team-mates after Kylian Mbappe opened the scoringCredit: https://twitter.com/LuxuryInvest2
The midfielder caught a stray elbow to the face

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The midfielder caught a stray elbow to the faceCredit: https://twitter.com/LuxuryInvest2
Verratti was left holding his face in pain

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Verratti was left holding his face in painCredit: https://twitter.com/LuxuryInvest2
PSG’s stars shared a group hug after Kylian Mbappe fired the French champions in front after just five minutes.

But as Verratti tried pat Mbappe on the back, he caught a stray elbow from team-mate Presnel Kimpembe.

The defender accidentally caught Verratti flush on the nose while mobbing Mbappe.

Italian international Verratti was thrown off by the whack, putting his hand on his nose and leaning on Kimpembe’s back in pain.

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Brutal fans on social media could only see the funny side though.

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One wrote: “Verratti ate that elbow”, with a laughing emoji.

Another said: “Anyone else catch Verratti getting absolutely demolished by Kimpembe’s elbow?”

And a third posted: “Who saw the way Kimpembe gave Verratti elbow on his nose?? Lol.”

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Luckily for Verratti he didn’t pick up any lasting damage from the unfortunate incident.

The 29-year-old was superb in the middle as he helped PSG kick off their Champions League campaign with a win.

Mbappe added to his early effort with another goal on 22 minutes, before West McKennie headed in from a corner to get Juve back in it.

But the Parisians held on to edge out their Italian opponents 2-1.

The game saw PSG defender Sergio Ramos grab Juve man Leandro Paredes by the throat – a week after Paredes left the French club for Italy.

Verratti also hit headlines last week when tunnel footage caught Lionel Messi peeking down the midfielder’s shorts.

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