Colin Abgrall, edited by Laura Laplaud
Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid… Paris Saint-Germain will know their opponent in the knockout stages of the Champions League at midday, who could well be one of the big names in European football. The draw will take place on Monday at noon in Nyon, Switzerland.
The verdict will fall for Paris Saint-Germain. At midday, the Parisian club will know their opponent in the knockout stages of the Champions League. Bayern Munich, Manchester City, Real Madrid… There are a lot of possibilities for the Parisians, a lot of big teams and therefore a great chance of having a dream poster. But who says dream poster says complicated encounters.
The draw will take place on Monday at noon in Nyon, Switzerland. PSG will have a more difficult task than expected. Christophe Galtier’s men finished second in their group behind Benfica Lisbon because of the difference in yellow cards. A first in the history of the Champions League.
“Often seconds that were on tough draws were able to qualify”
The Parisians will face a team that finished top of their group, which means that a big duel awaits them. But PSG coach Christophe Galtier does not dramatize. “We’re going to hit a big one but maybe a big one will hit a big one too. We didn’t finish first with unbelievable circumstances, but that’s how it is. But the history of the Champion’s League you shows that often, seconds who were on difficult draws have been able to qualify and there is much more than we think. We are calmly waiting for the draw and when the time comes for competition, we will prepare for it as best as possible to perform,” he said at the microphone of Europe 1.
Among the potential opponents of PSG, Real Madrid, defending champion and executioner of the Parisians last year. Manchester City or Bayern Munich serve as teams to avoid. One thing is certain, the Parisians succeeded in the first leg in February, before moving to March.