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Before the shock, Italy panics and fears the worst against PSG
Posted on September 4, 2022 at 7:30 p.m. by Arthur Montagne
On Tuesday, PSG will make their debut in the Champions League, and will kick off their European season with a clash against Juventus at the Parc des Princes. The opportunity for the Parisians to confirm their excellent start to the season, against Turinese who are conversely more in difficulty. On the side of Italy, we also fear the worst for the Old Lady.
This is the moment that football fans in Europe have been waiting for: the return of the Champions League. And that’s for this week. Indeed, the C1 is already making a comeback and the PSG will be immediately in the bath since the club of the capital receives the Juventus Tuesday night, his biggest rival in a group also made up of Benfica and Maccabi Haifa. For the club from the capital, this will be an opportunity to confirm its excellent start to the season which has just won 5 of the first 6 matches in Ligue 1 with a very impressive attacking sector which also stood out on Saturday evening against FC Nantes (3-0). Not enough to reassure on the other side of the Alps where we fear the worst for Juventus.
Italy are impressed with PSG
Indeed, this Sunday, the Italian press displays incredible pessimism for Juventus. It must be said that while the PSG largely dominated the FC Nantes (3-0), the Old Lady confirmed her difficulties encountered since the start of the season by conceding a draw against the Fiorentina (1-1). The Turinese are still unbeaten in Serie A, but this is the third draw in five matches. Therefore, on the side of Italy, we do not give much of the skin of the teammates ofAngel Di Maria against the PSG. » Mbappé and Messi make the show. PSG warns Juve », writes for example the Corriere dello Sport while the Gazzetta dello Sport reminds that the PSG imposed itself “without forcing” and succeeded “in blowing its stars away without provoking controversy. “Where to reassure Massimiliano Allergi.
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Allegri very pessimistic
Indeed, on Saturday, after the draw against Fiorentina, the Italian technician showed incredible lucidity. » We’ll see what will happen in three days, but it’s not an important meeting. The really important one will be against Benfica at home “said the coach of Juve, at the microphone of Sky Sport Italia. » We will prepare it properly, but for us those against Benfica and Maccabi Haifa will be more important « . On the side of PSGon the other hand, we refuse to place ourselves as the big favourite, remaining wary of the great European club that is the Juventus.
Galtier remains cautious
At a press conference, Christophe Galtier indeed remained cautious. » We are having a good run. It started with the Trophées des Champions (4-0 against Nantes in Tel Aviv). We have scored goals and are quite consistent in the game. The players’ state of mind is very good. They play for each other. There is a strong desire to be connected in the field. This is good. Regarding the Champions League, it’s another level. I watched Juve’s game against Fiorentina carefully. We know it will be an obviously different game for both sides. Juve have been used to playing in the Champions League for several years. So we can’t expect an easy match, but rather a committed one. There will automatically be the desire to play and create situations, to score goals. All while being very structured defensively. Everyone will have to make an effort to win. »