So it’s official: Bayern Munich have drawn Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarter finals. This is a chance for the Frenchmen to get revenge for their defeat in the UCL final from last season, where a goal from Kingsley Coman saw the Parisians lose 1-0 in Lisbon.
Since Bayern bought PSG’s best player following that final, I think we all know how this is going to go. Without Choupo-Moting, I can’t see how they’ll cope.
Memes aside, Paris are still a force to be reckoned with, and Bayern don’t seem as solid this season as they did a season ago. With players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on their side, they can make short work of Bayern’s leaky defense this season. They already showed their excellence in a glorious 4-1 win over Barcelona in the Ro16, and Mauricio Pochettino is a very different coach from Thomas Tuchel.
The first leg will also be played in Munich, which some may see as a disadvantage, given that it makes it harder to make a comeback in the return game. No Remontada if anything goes wrong.
Elsewhere in Europe, Manchester City will face our dear friends Borussia Dortmund. The winner of that game will face the winner of Bayern-PSG in the semi-final. Meanwhile, Real Madrid play Liverpool in yet another repeat of a recent UCL final, while Chelsea take on FC Porto — Thomas Tuchel’s men have every chance of making the semis this season.
We’ll bring you news on the official dates and the schedule of fixtures as soon as they become available. What do you think about this draw?
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We have Choupo-Moting, there’s nothing to worry about.
PSG? Meh. Been there, done that.
May the glorious golden gloves of Manuel Neuer protect us, because the football gods sure as hell won’t.