In Group A of the Champions League, there is no longer any suspense. Or almost. If Bruges and RB Leipzig will compete for 3rd place, qualifying for the Europa League, Manchester City is guaranteed to finish in first place ahead of PSG, who can fear the worst for the round of 16.
The capital club fulfilled part of its contract with the qualification for the rest of the competition next February. On the other hand, the Parisians failed in their quest for first place. Before the last day and the arrival of Bruges at the Parc des Princes, they are four points behind City and can therefore no longer overtake the English club.
With this 2e place, Marquinhos’ teammates are guaranteed to play their 8e of final return away, but above all to inherit a first group in the draw on December 13.
And their potential opponents have something to shudder, because they could fall on Liverpool or Bayern Munich, certain to finish at the top of their group after having achieved a clear round. Just like Ajax Amsterdam. Fearsome opponents, even if the Dutch club seems more affordable for Paris.
But that’s not all. PSG could also fall on Real Madrid or Inter Milan, who will compete for the head of their group in the last one, like Chelsea and Juventus Turin in Group H, or even Manchester United , well on track to finish in first place despite its difficulties since the start of the season.
The last potential opponent is in the Lille group with Salzburg or Sevilla FC if Losc does not finish in first place. Whatever happens, PSG can tremble …