Seen and read about PSG in the French press this Friday, August 26, 2022. Returning to the draw for the Champions League group stage, an affordable pool for the Rouge & Bleu, the reunion between Nasser al-Khelaïfi and Andrea Agnelli and Abdou Diallo rejects AC Milan.
In today’s edition, The team dedicates its cover to the draw for the Champions League that took place yesterday in Istanbul. The Rouge & Bleu have fallen into group H and face the Juventus Torinothe SL Benfica and the Maccabi Haifa. Rivals well within their reach and that will allow some reunions. As expected, the main obstacle of this group is called the juventus. “On paper, a priori, there is no game and it is not the slow start to the season for the Turinese in A series Who will make you change your mind?but above all the Parisian club will face its former players Angel Di Maria, Adrian Rabiot and probably Leandro Paredes if your loan is confirmed. Therefore, the champions of France did not draw the most formidable team from the hat 2 (Liverpool, chelsea, FC Barcelona), but “The profile of the Italian training does not respond to what the psg prefer. »
Furthermore, one must not neglect the SL Benfica, who passed two preliminary rounds to access this group stage. Despite the sale of their best players in each transfer window, such as Darwin Nunezthe Portuguese club still manages to find spare parts like Goncalo Ramos, already the author of five goals in six games this season. However, the Lisbon club have struggled to get out of the group stage of late (only one qualification for the round of 16 in the last five editions), but they held on to a good quarter-final in the previous edition. Finally, the psg you will find the Maccabi Haifa. In fact, despite being ultra favourites, the capital club lost to the Israeli club in European Cup Winners Cup in 1998, “what was experienced as a detonation. » The opportunity for psg obtain the first victories in its history against the Maccabi Haifa.
The sports newspaper also highlights the reunion between Nasser al-Khelaifi Y Andrea Agnellirespectively President of the psg and of the Juventus Torino. But in recent months, the two men had opposed the creation of the european super leagueaborted project led by the head of the juve. by his side, Nasser al-Khelaifi took advantage of this episode to become the new president of RCTsthe European Club Association, instead ofAndrea Agnelli. the president of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferinhe had singled out in particular for his friend’s attitude: “The biggest disappointment is Andrea Agnelli. I’ve never seen anyone lie like that. I spoke to him on Saturday afternoon and he told me: ‘Don’t worry, it’s rumours.’ And the next day they made the announcement of the super league”, said the Slovenian last year. On the contrary, the head of UEFA I was full of praise Nasser al-Khelaifiwho was one of the only leaders with those of the FCBayern fiercely oppose this competition. Aside from the draw for the Champions Leaguethe president of Rouge & Bleu spoke about the reunion with his Italian counterpart: “We are in the same competition. Juve is a great club. We respect it. But, she is no longer part of RCTs. We will play against them honestly, with fair play. And we hope to win. »
In the transfer window, The team informs us thatAbdu Dialloplaced on the transfer list and with a contract until 2024, he is still not sure if he will stay in the psg one week before the end of the summer transfer window. Directed by AC Milanthe senegalese international “rejected the approach of the Italian champion” because he was not “Totally convinced by the project that was presented to him. » In addition to the Milanese club, the defender from psg he is also coveted by English teams.
by his side, the parisian also returns to the draw of the Champions League. And the Rouge & Bleu have scores to settle with two of their opponents. Indeed, ” the Juventus Torinoin 1997, and the Maccabi Haifa, in 1998, inflicted some of the greatest humiliation in its history on European soil. » The Italian club handed Rouge & Bleu a humiliating defeat in UEFA Super Cup (defeats 1-3 and 1-6) while the Israeli club won in the last minutes in 16th Cup Cup Final (1-1, 3-2). “Two setbacks that have long stuck to the skin of a psg ‘loser’ after a golden age consisting of five semi-finals in a row between 1993 and 1997″. To date, it is difficult to imagine such a situation facing these two adversaries, while the Benfica Lisbon “He does not have the weapons to worry Paris for two games”reports LP.
Above all, the team Christophe Galtier has what it takes to be one of the favorites in the competition, only behind manchester city according to the quotas established by the sports betting operators. Asked about the current form of his formation, the Parisian president, Nasser al-Khelaifiappreciate the face of this new psg : “We feel that something has changed. In the attitude of the team, in the style of play, we play football, really, something has changed for sure. But it is only the beginning, we have a lot of work to do. »
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