Serie A champions Juventus are making an exciting trip to Paris to meet Paris Saint-Germain in their mouth-watering Champions League Group H match. The Italians’ eleventh consecutive appearance in the group stage of Europe’s most important competition promises some fireworks.
After drawing with Benfica, Paris Saint-Germain and Hapoel Beersheba in the highly competitive Group H, Juventus are the second favorites to win the group stage. However, based on their disappointing start to the season, this section won’t be a walk in the park for Massimiliano Allegri’s underperforming forces.
The recent domestic level of the Torino team, who played five matches, highlights the inconsistent nature of his performance at the moment (W2, D3). So they may see the return of Champions League matches as a welcome distraction. Juventus influencers are under heavy pressure to relieve Allegri of his duties after a poor start in the Italian league.
For PSG, a slew of high-profile summer signings could have laid the foundation for an elusive European success. Likely to become the most successful team in Ligue 1 history with a record 11 title coming in June 2023, Parisians He will undoubtedly trade another domestic cup to savor the glory of the Champions League.
But with Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe and Neymar enjoying their most formidable attacking partnership, this season may be what defines PSG’s continental legacy.
Without further ado, let’s move on to the match preview.
Preview Paris Saint-Germain vs Juventus
Inspired by the attacking trio’s impressive start to the new Ligue 1 season, Paris Saint-Germain’s title defense is off to a great start. With the exception of the 1-1 draw at home with Monaco last weekend, Galtier’s men have won all five remaining league matches, scoring 3 goals in each victory. After setting another local success tone, Parisians Can now switch to Champions League mode.
In pursuit of their first-ever European club title, PSG are heading into action after 29 unbeaten matches in their last 30 Champions League group stage matches at home (W24, D5). Then it’s no surprise that the French weightlifters have advanced to the competition’s knockout rounds on all 10 previous attempts.
After scoring twice in the 3-0 win over Nantes this weekend, Mbappe will set out to achieve an unprecedented feat in his illustrious career. The 23-year-old striker has netted in his last four Champions League matches and could score five times in a row for the first time. Not the best news if you are a Juventus fan.
Despite scoring in the net with a solo shot on goal, Juventus drew 1-1 with Fiorentina away from home on Saturday. Allegri’s men have now not lost in all five Serie A matches this season (W2, D3), but their performances have been fun to deceive. with Bianconeri Fans are increasing their prayers for the coach’s dismissal under fire in size, and Tuesday’s match could determine the Italian’s fate.
Although this may sound a little strange, the next trip to Paris could offer Allegri a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel. In fact, Juventus have never lost any of their eight meetings with PSG in the major European leagues (W6, D2), including victories in the last six matches played by UEFA. However, the lack of finesse in scoring could cause a problem for the Italian powerhouse here.
Dusan Vlahovic was a rare bright spot in a very poor Serie A start for Juventus. The Serbian striker has scored four goals in the league so far, including two superb free-kick goals against Roma and Spezia. He is now looking to take his impressive domestic form into European play and lead his side at the Parc des Princes.
Vitina sustained an injury against Nantes and will be out of competition for the Tour squad. In addition to the Portuguese midfielder, Paris Saint-Germain coach Galtier cannot call up the services of the forgotten man Mauro Icardi, who has not yet overcome his fitness problems.
In the meantime, Juventus will be without many notable first-team stars on this journey. Paul Pogba, Adrien Rabiot, Federico Chiesa and Wojciech Szczesny may miss out on the competition, while former Paris Saint-Germain star Angel Di Maria may recover in time to take on his former employers.
Possible line-up for Paris Saint-Germain against Juventus
Paris Saint-Germain (3-4-3): Keylor Navas, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe; Achraf Hakimi, Renato Sanchez, Marco Verratti, Juan Bernat; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar.
Juventus (4-3-3): Matthias Perrin Danilo, Leonardo Bonucci, Gleeson Bremer and Alex Sandro; Manuel Locatelli, Leandro Paredes, Weston McKinney; Angel Di Maria, Philip Kostik, Dusan Vlahovic.