PSG falls to Bayern!
Champions League: full draw for the round of 16
PSG will face Bayern Munich in the last 8 of the Champions League! This is obviously a very difficult draw for the Parisians who will try to avenge the 2020 final.
At UEFA headquarters, fate was not kind to PSG, who were in the second hat and drew one of the scarecrows among the seeds. The Parisian team, led by their attacking trio Messi-Neymar-Mbappé, will have their work cut out against the Bavarian armada led by Sadio Mané, who largely dominated the toughest group in the first round as Paris finished second in their group, edged out by Benfica at the last minute.
The French champions will have the opportunity to take revenge on Bayern, their tormentor in the final of the 2020 edition in Lisbon: in 2021, the Parisians eliminated the Munich team in the quarter-finals (3-2, 0-1). The team will be hosting the first leg in February before having to travel to Germany for the return leg in March.
Thomas Müller is back… and he is less confident
Just after the draw, Thomas Müller reacted on social networks, as the reunion with PSG.
“Hello Paris, once again. Two big teams with great players. Unfortunately, one of them will not be able to go to the next round. This time, no goodbye. I have great respect for Paris, it will be a great duel. See you next year,” commented the Bayern player.
Luis Campos on the mercato ahead of Bayern’s eighth game
The World Cup has a big influence on our mercato studies,” explained Luis Campos, who mentioned possible injuries during the weeks players are away. “We are ready for anything that can happen during the World Cup and then, if necessary, we can go to the winter transfer market.