After having spent in extremis in the previous round against Atalanta Bergamo, Paris Saint-Germain face RB Leipzig in the semi-final of the Champions League. Find in pictures the notable stats before the confrontation.
Wouldn’t that sound like a trap match? After Bergamo, Leipzig, PSG has nothing to complain about its last two opponents in this Final 8 in Lisbon. But we saw it against Atalanta (2-1), Thomas Tuchel’s men had a hard time enforcing their status as big favorite against their opponent. The Germans of Leipzig having a profile similar to that of the Italians, focused on the offensive and the game, the champions of France will be even more on their guard.
The stake is in any case enormous for the PSG subjected to a certain pressure. We would hardly forgive Thiago Silva and his teammates for not making it to the C1 final for the first time in the club’s history. An identical mission, in the form of an exploit, which the comrades of Christopher Nkunku, the former “Titi” of Camp des Loges, will seek to fulfill. Two years after a quarter-final of the Europa League lost to Olympique de Marseille, the guys from Leipzig continue their progress in a rather impressive way.
The probable lines:
RB Leipzig : Gulacsi – Klostermann, Upamecano, Halstenberg – Laimer, Kampl, Angelino – Sabitzer (cap), Olmo, Nkunku – Schick. Coach : Julian Nagelsmann.
PSG: Rico – Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat – Paredes, Marquinhos – Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappé – Icardi. Coach : Thomas Tuchel.
The prono of the editorial:
With the return of Angel Di Maria (suspended against Atalanta in the previous round) and the very probable tenure of Kylian Mbappé (who came into play against the Italians), PSG finds at the kick-off two strong offensive assets to face the RB Leipzig. With the Argentine and the French holder, in addition to Neymar and probably Mauro Icardi at the center-forward position despite a fairly average form, the French champion will advance in force in front of the Germans. A capital element which tilts the scales a little more in favor of Tuchel and his team. The team is undoubtedly better armed than it was in the quarter-final: 3-0.
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