Champions League, a bad sign for PSG?


By: Manu Tournoux

Not necessarily encouraging news fell this Sunday two days before PSG’s C1 round of 16 second leg in San Sebastian.

Winner 2-0 in the first leg at the Parc des Princes, PSG has a meeting on Tuesday evening with Real Sociedad to validate its ticket for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. In a clear and clear position as favorite, despite the latest turmoil which shook the club with the difficult management of the Mbappé case.

This round of 16 second leg of C1 that the Parisians will play in the Basque Country will be refereed by Michael Oliver, a 38-year-old English referee whom the Marquinhos and others know well having met him twice last season. Without keeping an unforgettable memory…

A bad memory for OM too

In the group, the person concerned had officiated during the PSG-Benfica match which ended with a disappointing score of 1-1. And in the round of 16 first leg against Bayern, the Reds and Blues lost 0-1, once again victims of Kingsley Coman, their tormentor already in the final of the 2020 edition.

This season, Michael Olivier did not bring luck to the French clubs since OM was eliminated by Panathinaikos in the preliminary round of the C1 while the Briton led the return match at the Vélodrome. The Marseillais, beaten on penalties, were pushed into overtime by suffering a penalty at the very end of the match (2-1). Not without having previously suffered several frustrating errors of judgment on the part of the refereeing body.

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