After beating Barcelona in the Champions League Round of 16 and then ousting Bayern Munich in a thrilling quarter final tie, Paris Saint-Germain have earned themselves a mouthwatering clash with Manchester City in the semis.
Proving their class in these fiercely competitive clashes, Mauricio Pochettino’s star studded team are certainly among the favourites to take out Europe’s elite club competition. Priced at 4.33 to win the Champions League, which makes them second favourites behind City, who are at 2.25, victory would certainly be sweet considering the Parisiens lost in last season’s final against Bayern.
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Possessing two of the best players in world football in Kylian Mbappe and Neymar, having these weapons at their disposal ensures they can change a game in an instant with their incredible quality. Mbappe’s scintillating pace and expert movement supplements Neymar’s wizardry on the ball and creativity, which sees them constantly threaten opposition backlines.
The likes of Angel Di Maria, Moise Kean, Mauro Icardi, Julian Draxler, Rafinha and Pablo Sarabia then give them plenty of options to deploy alongside their dynamic duo.
Meanwhile in midfield, Marco Verratti, Marquinhos, Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gueye, Danilo Pereira and Ander Herrera ensure they have plenty of quality and depth.
In terms of their defence and their pretty solid in this compartment too, with the tremendous Keylor Navas in goal ably supported by players such as the versatile Danilo Pereira and Marquinhos, plus Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Thilo Kehrer, Abdou Diallo, Colin Dagba and Mitchel Bakker.
Boasting such an amazing squad and an elite coach, PSG certainly have a fine chance of going all the way this year to atone for last year’s loss.
Only time will tell if they in fact can, but they probably won’t get a better chance to claim their maiden Champions League crown than at present, which should duly enhance their focus so they can be well placed to seize the moment.