Paris (AFP) – The relationship between Paris Saint-Germain and the Champions League over the last decade has been disappointing and spectacular defeats, but the overall victory over Bayern Munich holders is the most important of the Qatar era. is. Get the trophy.
For the team Mauricio Pochettino continued to claim to be the best in Europe, PSG took revenge for losing 1-0 in the final in Lisbon last season.
Eric Maxim Choupo Moting scored a Bavarian goal, following a 3-2 smash and grab victory on the first leg in the snow in Munich last week, with a 1-0 return on Tuesday. Due to the defeat, it was not achieved without suffering. Old side.
However, over the past few years, PSG may have collapsed under pressure, but this time they won the quarter-final ties on away goals and set the semi-finals against Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund.
After the acquisition of Qatar Sports Investments in 2011, PSG spent a lot of time influencing the Champions League knockout tie.
They abandoned their first leg reed and lost away goals to Chelsea in the 2014 quarterfinals and to Manchester United in the last 16 of 2019.
In 2017, there was also “Lemon Tada” humiliation against Barcelona, and in the last 16 games the 4-0 first leg lead was wiped out with a 6-1 second leg defeat.
This time, both captain Marco Verratti and playmaker Marco Verratti missed Round 2 and they held up, even though Neymar missed many opportunities in the first half.
“The club is growing year by year,” said Bayern skipper Presnel Kimpembe, who made a dramatic exit with United two years ago.
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Success for the holder comes after eliminating Barcelona in the last 16 and winning 4-1 in the first leg Camp Nou.
This is also a case of severe revenge, where the Catalans have defeated the French side three times in knockout rounds in the last decade.
In both of these relationships, PSG has shown a previously lacking resilience, defeating Manchester United in the group phase and two of Europe’s great traditional powers on the way to the last four. I broke.
“We deserved to win these two ties, but I don’t think it will be our favorite right now,” said Pochettino.
Last year’s final defeated Dortmund, Atalanta and RB Leipzig, none of which were considered candidates for the trophy. The latter two victories took place in a one-time relationship at Lisbon’s “Final Eight.”
This season’s PSG match in Europe will be played in the same way that supremacy at home is threatened. After winning seven League 1 titles in eight years, he is currently three points behind the leader Lille in the remaining six games.
Nevertheless, the Champions League is really important, and it is the success of the European elite club tournament that can convince superstar duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to sign a contract extension.
Two of the most expensive football contracts in football history, Neymar and Mbappe, who arrived in Paris in 2017, will both lose their contracts at the end of next season. Mbappe has long been associated with Real Madrid, but reviving Neymar remains Barcelona’s dream.
“Killian and Neymar have everything here to win the Champions League, so there’s no excuse to leave,” PSG President Nacelle al-Kelaifi told RMC Sports.
“We are now the top team and we respect other teams.”
– Soccer Sports
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