WEB1

CHAMPIONS LEAGUE: PSG’S CONFIDENCE IS DEPENDENT ON KYLIAN MBAPPE’S FITNESS – INSIDE EUROPE

PSG lead Real Madrid by one goal heading into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 matchup. Eldeporte give  the lowdown on form, injuries, and where the match might be won or lost as PSG sweat on Kylian Mbappe’s fitness and Real Madrid aim to capitalize on their league form to reach the quarter-finals.

On Wednesday night, Paris Saint-Germain will bring their fragile 1-0 advantage to the Santiago Bernabeu, where Real Madrid will attempt to overturn the gap and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
On Wednesday night, Paris Saint-Germain will bring their fragile 1-0 advantage to the Santiago Bernabeu, where Real Madrid will attempt to overturn the gap and reach the Champions League quarter-finals.
PSG struck first blood in the explosive last-16 tie with a 94th-minute winner from Kylian Mbappe in the first leg on February 15.
PSG have lost twice in Ligue 1 since that match, with defeats at Nantes and Nice sandwiching a home triumph over St-Etienne. Real Madrid, on the other hand, are in fine form, having won their past three La Liga matches by Real Madrid, on the other hand, are in fine form, having won their past three La Liga matches by

This creates an uncertain second leg on Wednesday, with one European giant on the verge of being eliminated before the quarter-final stage.

This creates an uncertain second leg on Wednesday, with one European giant on the verge of being eliminated before the quarter-final stage.

Accordong to Eurosport Andres Weiss of Spain: Real Madrid entered the first leg with reservations, but the tables have flipped and Madrid are in top form.
The only probable issue is Carlo Ancelotti’s players being physically exhausted.

He further answers some questons with relation to the preparedness of both teams for the fixture.

Is Real confident heading into the second leg?

Eurosport Spain: Madrid’s recent form instills confidence in their supporters, but the physical strength displayed by PSG in the first leg remains a cause for concern.

Is PSG confident heading into the second leg? Or is it a feeling of doubt?
France Eurosport: That is an intriguing question, particularly in light of PSG’s recent past. To be honest, the atmosphere is fairly confident heading into the big game. I believe that the first leg and the outstanding performance of Paris Saint-players Germain’s demonstrated that they are capable of raising their game this season, which was one of our concerns.

This dominance over a club like Real Madrid was at times startling, but it’s worth noting that it’s only 1-0 up so far. There is little talk of doubt or worry, as there was at times in prior years.

Again, Mbappe’s health will be critical to maintaining this level of trust. If he is fit, Paris will have less to worry about. Additionally, there is the issue of PSG’s ‘impossible quartet’ in front of them: Messi, Mbappe, Neymar, and Di Maria. It has practically never worked this season with all four of them on the pitch at the same time, and while Pochettino justified his decision with Neymar’s lack of fitness for the first leg, it will be intriguing to watch what he decides on Wednesday regarding his team’s balance.

Di Maria should start as a substitute, logically speaking, even if it is more for the egos of all the players than for true sporting reasoning. We shall see…
Eurosport’s offices in Spain and France have provided us with the latest information on form and fitness, as well as where the second leg will be won and lost.

Other Articles

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: