Three reasons not to miss Real Sociedad – PSG


By: Manu Tournoux

After a comfortable 2-0 victory in the first leg against Real Sociedad at the Parc des Princes, PSG is back in action this Tuesday for the return leg of their Champions League round of 16 against the Spanish club (9 p.m. ). Traveling in the Basque Country, Luis Enrique’s flock have no room for error and qualification for the rest of the European adventure is demanded, even imposed, by the Parisian supporters. A meeting not to be missed under any circumstances, for several reasons.

Kylian Mbappé expected around the corner

It’s been the big soap opera for several weeks at PSG. While we exclusively revealed to you on January 7 that Kylian Mbappé was going to join Real Madrid at the end of the season, several elements came to tarnish the relationship that the 25-year-old striker has with his coach, Luis Enrique. The latter did not hesitate to place KM7 on the bench against Nantes before replacing him in the 67th minute against Rennes then at half-time against Monaco last weekend. A management which raises questions especially a few days before a crucial meeting against Real Sociedad. While the Iberian technician affirms that his choices are sporting, the message is clear: we must prepare for the future without the captain of the France team. A telenovela which could experience a new episode with twists and turns this Tuesday on the Txuri-urdinak lawn. How will the former Monegasque play at Anoeta? Will Luis Enrique be able to bring out his best player again? While he joined the stands against Monaco in the second half, will Mbappé still stand out if he comes out again? So many questions surrounding the 2018 world champion which make this round of 16 second leg even more thrilling. One thing is certain, his performance will be scrutinized throughout Europe, starting with Madrid.

PSG must brave the curse of the Champions League round of 16

One of the other questions that could be asked is whether this will be Kylian Mbappé’s last match for PSG in the Champions League. Although the two-goal lead acquired in the first leg seems comfortable, especially against a Spanish team inexperienced at this level, nothing can be ruled out for Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. In the past, the capital club has shown time and time again that the unthinkable can happen and that they can be eliminated against anyone, in any scenario. Barça’s incredible comeback, the ultimate fiasco against Manchester United, Karim Benzema’s glorious evening: examples of catastrophic round of 16 in the Champions League abound in Parisian minds. Worse still, it’s been three seasons since PSG last reached the 8th place in the Champions League. Good news, the last time such a sequence took place, PSG made its way to the final during its fourth season (2019-2020). Clearly superior to their Iberian opponents on paper, Paris seems in ideal condition to finally pass this milestone of the round of 16. Once this stage is reached, all dreams are allowed for Parisian supporters who know that their team is not one of the favorites of this edition.

Will Real Sociedad be able to set PSG on fire?

Only one victory since January 27. For several weeks, Real Sociedad has been at rock bottom. With a slew of absentees, the Basque club is conceding many more goals than usual and its attack has been suffering for too long. At first glance, all these signals suggest that PSG should easily snatch their ticket for the quarter-finals of the continental tournament. However, a great fan of incredible scenarios against it, Paris looks like the perfect opportunity for Real Sociedad to relaunch itself. In a den of Anoeta known for being incandescent during major meetings, hope seems to be in order for the Imanol Alguacil troop. Immediate pressure on Luis Enrique and his team, a quick goal or quite simply Parisians paralyzed by the challenge could offer a new match to be marked with a hot iron for the Parisian club…

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