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Mauricio Pochettino’s PSG and Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City meet again with pending accounts. The Parisians could not contest their second consecutive Champions League final after the British stopped them in the semifinals of the last edition. The two highest contenders for the title have coincided in the same group and are fighting for the first place.
The Gauls, who could recover Leo Messi after two games of absence, they receive the team citizen after stumbling on the first day in the Bruges fiefdom, which achieved a meritorious draw that keeps him alive in the group. Things are going differently in Ligue 1: has won the first eight days and they have put the direct towards the title, which last season fell into the hands of LOSC Lille.
The English, for their part, also arrive in a great dynamic: they have seven games without losing and have won six of the last seven, some of them with goals like 5-0 vs. Arsenal or 6-3 vs. Leipzig. After falling in the final of last season by the minimum against Chelsea of Thomas Tuchel, Pep Guardiola’s are one of the top contenders for the throne.
PSG, for the first victory
The Parisians face the second day of the Champions League with the intention of achieving the first victory in a direct confrontation against Manchester City: they have lost the last three duels and add zero of five victories. After meeting for the first time in the group stage of the Europa League in the 2008/09 season, the British have eliminated the French up to two times in the Champions League.
Both in the 2015/16 season, in the quarter-finals, and in the 2020/21, in the semi-finals, Manchester City have always been successful against PSG, one of the main rivals and enemies in the race to the first title in the history of both clubs.