Paris Saint-Germain will begin a new European campaign on Tuesday (9:00pm) with a cryptic hope that it will finally finish this season in the Champions League. But the first stage of the 2022-23 edition will not be easy.
French champions Juventus will face Turin at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday as part of the first day of the C1 group stage. The author of a great start to the season in the French League (5 wins and a draw) and carried out by a fiery attack, Paris Saint-Germain impressed the Italian press and many observers. Despite her undeniable experience of major European events, the old lady may fear the worst before this perilous journey to the French capital. The Italian club did not reassure its fans this weekend by giving up a 1-1 draw at Fiorentina. Despite the effectiveness of their striker Dusan Vlahovic, the Bianconeri struggled to impress at the start of the Serie A season with 9 points collected in 5 days (2 wins, 3 draws).
Good news on the horizon for Galtaire
Fears related to Wittenha’s injury exit subsided on Saturday night against FC Nantes (Win 3-0). The Portuguese midfielder was already present at the Camp de Luges on Monday but trained away from the group as a precaution on the eve of this meeting. His presence on the set must be confirmed by Christoph Galtier during his appearance in front of the media at the end of the day. France international Kylian Mbappe will accompany his coach to a press conference from 5:45pm As is often the case before major Paris Saint-Germain meetings, Nasser Al-Khelaifi was present at the Camp des Loges in the morning. He was accompanied by Parisian President Luis Campos.
Juventus wants to start its season in Park
Massimiliano Allegri left Monday morning for the French capital, and they arrived safely. The Italian coach will be in front of the media from 6:45 pm after a last training session on the pitch of the French Champions Stadium. Standing against Viola this weekend, Angel Di Maria is not yet sure if he can hold his place due to a kick he received in the calf. Despite everything, Juventus are determined to return the positive result of this trip to France.
—Fabrice Hawkins September 5, 2022