Paris SG will face Manchester United at Parc des Princes, in Paris, in the Champions League 1/8-Finals second leg. Paris SG against Manchester United is always the match with big interest, especially during this season. Review our thoughts on this match here below.
Paris Saint Germain looks very confident this year even without Neymar in a long period. They now stand at the first position with 17 points difference with nearest chasers Lille. The home team lost only 3 times this season in all competitions. Moreover, they have big chances to be at the final of Coupe de France, to win the Ligue 1 and go further in Champions League, as they won at Old Trafford 2:0 and will play in Paris next match with a big advantage. This season, they place a big emphasis on winning the Champions League Trophy as the main favorites, apart from Barcelona, have different problems.
Paris SG will play this match without Neymar, as he is out due to injury. His return expected on the 1st of April. Moreover, Stanley N’Soki and Edison Cavani will miss the next important match due to injuries. Of course, the absence of 2 main players of the starting line-up is saved only by the good form of the young Mbappe as he is the main leader of the squad.
PSG looks very good at finishing scoring chances, counter attacks, creating scoring chances and defending set pieces. However, they show weaknesses at avoiding offside, aerial duels and stopping opponents from creating chances. Very likely that they will possess the game, play non-aggressive football and attack through the middle.
Manchester United looks great after changing the coach. The team was reborn with different motivation and bigger abilities. They lost only to PSG in Champions League and played only 2 draws. Moreover, they already took the 4th position of the Premier League. It can be seen that the players are feeling the game and enjoying each moment. They look completely different since Ole started his coaching job here. However, Manchester United still think, whether to appoint him for the main coach on a contract or even hold the post temporarily. Manchester is still fighting in 3 competitions. In the Fa Cup, they beat Chelsea and went to the quarterfinal. In the Premier League, they must save at least 4th place to get into the Champions League next year. Well, of course, in the next match, they have to lay out 100%, as they lost the first match at home with a score of 0:2.
Unfortunately, they will play next match without most all main squad players due to injuries. A. Herrera, J. Lingard, J. Mata, N. Matic, P. Pogba, A. Sanchez and A. Valencia will miss next match, moreover, some others are under question. This problem can be decisive in flying through the Champions League. Of course, it is a great chance for the young part of this team, but are they able to pull the frantic level of the game with one of the strongest teams of our time?
During this season Manchester is great at shooting from direct free kicks, creating chances through the individual skill and coming back from losing positions. However, they are facing troubles at avoiding offside, defending against attacks down the wings and stopping opponents from creating chances. Very likely, that the Red Devils will play on their own half and play aggressive football.
The first match between these teams ended with the superiority of Paris SG. Saints won the match with 2:0 result on Old Trafford, which gives them big advantage and chances. Even playing at home, the team from Manchester have given away the possession and match control, so in Paris, PSG should dominate even more strongly.
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