We just finished celebrating Halloween, we’re going to move on to Christmas and we are talking about Valentine’s Day? Yes its about February 14th, because this week we had the last Champions League games of the year, and we’ll meet again next year for the 1/8 finals on Valentine’s Day.
The draw for the Champions League Round of 16 will take place on Monday November 7 in Nyon at 12pm. In the meantime, let’s analyze the potential opponents of PSG.
A very surprising team, first of its group in front of the great Liverpool, and leader of the Serie A. It is really the beautiful surprise of this beginning of season. Spaletti’s men offer us a total soccer, and could pose big problems to PSG.
The Portuguese have come back from a long way, and could steal the first place from the Belgians of Bruges. Sergio Conceicao is doing a great job, but this would be the best possible draw for PSG and its Portuguese colony.
This is clearly one of the worst draws with City and Real Madrid. The Bavarians have an impressive offensive armada with the surprising ex-Parisian Choupo Motting. Mocked for a while in the capital, he scored goal after goal in Germany. Soccer is so cruel that I can see the Cameroonian scoring the goal of qualification, if the two teams were to meet.
Spurs have shown a lot of solidity during this campaign, especially in their decisive match against OM. An opponent with a very good attack and a good defensive base, but meeting the Londoners would be a very good draw for the Parisians.
The Blues have lost their magic despite the arrival of Graham Potter. We all remember the epic displays of this classic 1/8 finals in recent years, with incredible scenarios. But PSG are so sticky that they are capable of getting a very last minute goal from Thiago Silva that would eliminate them.
The Madrid ogre is the favorite of this competition. With its golden ball and its star Frederico Valverde, Carlo Ancelloti and his men are the big favorites of this competition, and meeting them would be the worst thing that could happen to PSG. In any case, we can’t wait to see how the Bernabeu would welcome Kylian Mbappé
Abu Dhabi vs Doha! The Citizens are walking on water at the moment with their Cyborg “Airling” Haaland. Pep Guardiola still can’t win this C1 since he left Barça. If the Parisians meet the Mancunians it would be a very bad draw!
Knowing Paris, it is not the kind of club to fall against Porto or Tottenham, but more against Real Madrid or Manchester City. PSG is a sticky club that doesn’t make it very often to the last four and beyond in the Champions League, let’s hope that they get the favor on Monday during the draw, and on February 14th.