April 14, 2024

PSG, a heavyweight in the Round of 8!

This PSG knows this situation too well. In both 2022 and 2023, the Parisians finished second in their Champions League group, only to fall foul of the big boys in the Round of 16 and be eliminated by Real Madrid and then Bayern. Les Rouge et Bleu also failed to win their group this season. They had the opportunity to do so, but fell to Dortmund (1-1) on Wednesday in Germany (avoi…

This PSG knows this situation too well. In both 2022 and 2023, the Parisians finished second in their Champions League group, only to fall foul of the big boys in the Round of 16 and be eliminated by Real Madrid and then Bayern. Les Rouge et Bleu also failed to win their group this season. They had the opportunity to do so, but fell to Dortmund (1-1) on Wednesday in Germany (avoiding elimination due to Newcastle’s defeat by Milan).

The Parisians will therefore be in the second hat for the tie (led by a fiery Antoine Griezmann).

The last two possible opponents for Kylian Mbappé and his team-mates? Barça, who have been lacklustre this season (the Blaugranas are 4th in La Liga), and Real Sociedad, who finished top of their group ahead of Inter Milan. The Basques are only sixth in the Spanish league, with just eight wins from 16 games. The Round of 16 is scheduled for February 13, 14, 20 and 21 for the first legs, and March 5, 6, 12 and 13 for the return legs.

Group winners: Bayern, Arsenal, Real Madrid, Real Sociedad, Atlético de Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Manchester City, FC BarcelonaGroup runners-up: Copenhagen, PSV, Napoli, Lazio, PSG, Leipzig, Porto