There is probably only PSG to offer such scenarios. First in their group until the last seconds thanks to their difficult success on the field of Juventus (2-1), the capital club still finished 2nd in Pool H, behind Benfica. The Portuguese crushed Maccabi Haifa 6-1 in Israel. The place is important because if the Aguias finished ahead of the Parisians, it was thanks to a greater number of goals scored away from home than their opponent. However, the two teams have the same number of points, the same goal difference, perfectly equal direct confrontations (twice 1-1)… This is the 6th condition in the UEFA regulations to decide between two opponents in case of a tie…
What to make goat Christophe Galtier at the microphone of Canal+. “We also knew about this possibility. Congratulations to Benfica who have scored more away goals than us. I also want to congratulate my team. We are having a good group stage. 14 points, we scored a lot of goals, we conceded one more than Benfica. This is the history of the Champions League. We often say that this competition is irrational, we are living it tonight. We beat Juventus twice, I think it’s the first time a French team has won here. We were very happy, and in the 92nd minute, you are happy with the work done, but that’s how it is. There remains the draw. We will wait for it. To go as far as possible, you have to beat the big teams. »
Galtier can’t believe it
The objective of winning the Champions League remains the same but not the route to achieve it PSG did not make it easy by finishing 2nd in their group. We will probably have to face one of the favorites for the final victory in the next round. While opponents like Leipzig, Eintracht Frankfurt or Club Brugge could have presented themselves in the spring, PSG will finally meet Bayern Munich, Real Madrid, a bad memory, or Manchester City… The deal will not be obviously not the same but Neymar will be there at least, he who was suspended this evening for this trip to Italy.
“We will have to beat all the opponents when we want to go as far as possible”warns the PSG coach on the antenna of RMC Sports this time. “No, I don’t have a preference. They are all great teams. The former will also want to avoid us” assures the coach, who is not wrong on this point either. “If we face Napoli, I would be very happy to see Victor Osimhen again” ended in a smile Galtier, he who would find his LOSC striker. To find out, you will have to arm yourself with a little patience. The draw for the round of 16 will take place in Nyon on November 7 at UEFA headquarters, before a double confrontation on February 14-15-21-22 and March 7-8-14-15, 2023.