The stars are back at the Parc des Princes. Absent in Rennes (26a defeat, the first of the season) before the Nations League, unspecified and saved by the VAR without its South Americans against Angers (2-1) four days earlier, PSG found the Champions League , Tuesday October 19 (9 p.m.), three weeks after his rare reference match this season, against Manchester City (2-0).
Before rubbing shoulders with RB Leipzig on this third day of the group stage, Paris thus took control of its group with 4 points, as many as Bruges and one more than the Citizens, who also went to the Belgians. The current 8th in the Bundesliga, he lost his first two matches. The offseason departures for Bayern from coach Nagelsmann, Upamecano and Sabitzer have visibly left their mark.
There remain the Nkunku, Poulsen or even Haidara to try to thwart this private Paris of Neymar and Di Maria. But when it comes time to vote for the Ballon d’Or, Mbappé and Messi are there, as well as Verratti or Marquinhos, beaming in front of City. Paris must step up to assert its continental ambitions.
PSG-Leipzig: the film of the evening
19h27 – In the Bundesliga, Leipzig is in 8th place, far from its ambitions to upset Bayern Munich, like last year when he finished runner-up in Germany. But Pochettino is wary of an “energetic” team,
19h14 – RB Leipzig’s last visit to the Park dates back to November 2020, behind closed doors, and Thomas Tuchel’s PSG had narrowly won thanks to a penalty from Neymar (1-0).
19h00 – Good evening and welcome to all of you.