First ‘end’ of the season for PSG. Nasser Al-Khelaïfi’s billionaire project is again in check in Europe. Since his arrival in the Parisian capital in 2011, the Qatari sheik has managed to classify his team without interruption in the highest continental competition. But far from getting close to the long-awaited “orejona”, each year it grows farther away. Four times he stayed in the rooms, between 2013 and 2016, and they have been in a row three times in eighth. A more than poor balance considering the investments of the club to conquer the Champions. This Wednesday a new chapter will live before the Dortmund which can end in the umpteenth failure.
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The truth is that the 2-1 embedded in Germany is the least of their problems. It is not an adverse result impossible to trace. Yes it will be more difficult to face the appointment with the great doubt of Mbappé, without the sanctioned Meunier Y Verratti and in a Park of the Princes empty by the coronavirus. The Gallic striker suffers from angina that prevented him from exercising with his colleagues both on Monday and Tuesday. It even became coronavirus test, although it was negative according to ‘RMC Sport’. It would be a more than important absence for a Thomas Tuchel who could live his last European match with PSG. And is that ’L’Équipe’ ensures that the club has the decision to dispense with its services if this tie is not overcome.
A lot of pressure for the German coach, who can at least count on Thiago Silva. The Brazilian has shortened the deadlines and his injury to the thigh is already history. If finally Mbappé is not from the game, Sarabia would be chosen to accompany the gunpowder of Neymar, Di María and Cavani in the 4-4-2 that Tuchel will design.
A Dortmund launched
The only good news for PSG, while it may turn against him, is that he will arrive more rested than his rival. The postponement of his match against Strasbourg due to the coronavirus freed him on a weekend where Dortmund had a demanding test on his visit to Gladbach. However, and as usual in his last commitments, Lucien Favre’s painting ended with a victory. They are already five in a row with a balance of eleven goals in favor and only two against.
The ‘borusser’ team aspires to return to step on a quarter of the Champions, phase that does not tread from 16/17 when he fell to Monaco in a tie marked by the attack on the team before the first leg. For this it will be vital maintain defensive strength he has found in recent duels. The known losses of Reus Y Delaney they are the only ones for the party. Favre’s main question is deciding the companion of Sancho and Haaland above. Brandt and Hazard fight over a place.
PSG: Navas; Kehrer, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Di María, Gueye, Marquinhos, Neymar; Cavani and Mbappé
Dortmund: Bürki; Piszczek, Hummels, Zagadou; Achraf, Witsel, Can, Guerreiro; Sancho, Hazard; and Haaland
Referee: Anthony Taylor (England)
Stadium: Park of the Princes of Paris (behind closed doors).