Monday, January 17

Champions League: Liverpool, Bayern Munich, Real Madrid… Which opponent for PSG in the round of 16?

Despite a last victory against Bruges (4-1), PSG had to settle for 2nd place in their Champions League group behind Manchester City. This could prove to be detrimental for the capital club, which risks inheriting a formidable opponent in the round of 16 during the draw which will be carried out on Monday.

Mauricio Pochettino’s men have fulfilled part of their contract with the qualification for the rest of the competition next February. On the other hand, they failed in their quest for first place, finishing behind the club coached by Pep Guardiola.

With this 2e place, Marquinhos’ teammates are guaranteed to play their 8e of final return to the outside, but especially to fall on a first group. And their potential opponents have something to shudder.

They could fall on Liverpool or Bayern Munich, who finished at the top of their group after having achieved a clear round (6 wins in 6 games). Just like Ajax Amsterdam, attractive in the game and who flew over the debates in Group C. Opponents for the less tough, who have asserted themselves as serious candidates for the final victory.

But that’s not all. PSG could also inherit Real Madrid, who beat Inter Milan in their group by conceding only one defeat, or Juventus Turin, who finished in first place in Group H ahead of the defending champion. Chelsea. Finally, the last potential opponent of the vice-champion of France is Manchester United, who managed to finish in first place despite their difficulties since the start of the season. And Paris does not keep a very good memory of its last confrontation in the round of 16 against the Red Devils with an elimination in 2019.

One thing is certain, the Parisians will not be able to cross the road of Lille, which came out ahead of its group, because two clubs from the same country cannot compete in the round of 16. But whatever happens, PSG can tremble …

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