This Thursday, Paris Saint-Germain and Lille will meet their opponents in the draw for the group stage of the Champions League. Parisians and Lille will cross their fingers to avoid potentially complicated chickens.
The Champions League draw will follow around 6 p.m.
A great day for Paris Saint-Germain and Lille! This Thursday Istanbul in Turkey from 6 p.m., the two French clubs will learn the names of their future opponents during the draw for the group stage of the Champions League.
Considered one of the favorites of the competition, the club from the French capital finds itself placed in hat 2 for this draw.
PSG and the danger of the group of death
Indeed, with the loss of the league title in Ligue 1, Paris has therefore lost its status as a protected club in hat 1 (with the national champions of the 6 best-ranked countries in the UEFA index and the winners of European competitions) . All the same in hat 2 thanks to its excellent UEFA coefficient, PSG is almost certain to meet a big chunk like Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Inter Milan or Manchester City. Without denigrating them, Villarreal and Sporting Portugal embody the most affordable in hat 1.
Within hat 3, we mainly find outsiders. Authors of good runs in the past, RB Leipzig, Atalanta Bergamo, FC Porto, Benfica Lisbon, Ajax Amsterdam, Shakhtar Donetsk and Znith Saint-Petersburg are not teams to underestimate. Only RB Salzburg is probably a cut below. Finally, in hat 4, AC Milan stands out as the team to avoid! Conversely, Malm and especially Sheriff Tiraspol represent good prints.
The most affordable group for PSG: Sporting Portugal, RB Salzburg, Sheriff Tiraspol.
The most difficult group for PSG: Chelsea, RB Leipzig, AC Milan.
Lille protected, but …
For its part, Lille, the reigning French champion, therefore finds itself protected in hat 1. A statute which allows the LOSC to approach this draw with confidence? Not really… Because in the hat 2, the Mastiffs, who cannot cross the road of Paris Saint-Germain this stage of the competition, have a good chance of falling on the heavy with FC Barcelona, Juventus Turin, Liverpool, Manchester United or Real Madrid. Borussia Dortmund and FC Sville are, on paper, the clubs the least impressive… This is to say the level of hat 2!
And then, Jocelyn Gourvennec’s men find themselves in a situation quite similar to that of PSG. Hat 3 is full of serious outsiders, who risk causing problems for Lille. And AC Milan represents the real potential of hat 4. For Paris as for Lille, we will have to cross our fingers in order to have a happy hand.
The most affordable group for Lille: FC Sville, RB Salzburg, Sheriff Tiraspol.
The most difficult group for Lille: Real Madrid, RB Leipzig, AC Milan.
The hats of the Champions League draw:
Hat 1: Atletico Madrid, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Lille, Manchester City, Sporting Portugal, Villarreal.
Hat 2: Borussia Dortmund, FC Barcelona, FC Sville, Juventus Turin, Liverpool, Manchester United, PARIS SAINT GERMAIN, Real Madrid.
Hat 3: Ajax Amsterdam, Atalanta Bergamo, Benfica Lisbon, FC Porto, RB Leipzig, RB Salzburg, Shakhtar Donetsk, Znith Saint-Petersburg.
Hat 4: AC Milan, Besiktas, Club Bruges, Dynamo Kiev, Malm, Sheriff Tiraspol, Wolfsburg, Young Boys from Bern.
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