As every year, the wait for the draw for the group stage of the Champions League opens the door to all speculation.
PSG, champion of France and unfortunate finalist, is placed in the first hat, a guarantee (normally) to avoid a hen too complicated to manage.
But, as in recent seasons (Bayern Munich in 2017, Liverpool in 2018, Real Madrid in 2019), a “big piece” will undoubtedly be invited into the Parisian group.
It remains to be seen which one.
In the second hat, dangerous opponents emerge.
The Spaniards, already: the Barça of Lionel Messi, well remained after several weeks of uncertainty, and Atlético de Madrid of the charismatic coach Diego Simeone, reinforced by Luis Suarez.
These two quarter-finalist teams last season hope to find a higher echelon.
Three English follow: Chelsea, Manchester City and Manchester United.
The first city slammed 250 million euros on the market to build a hypercompetitive team.
In Manchester City, the failure in the quarter-final of C1 against Lyon has left its mark.
Pep Guardiola has further strengthened his defense to finally hope for a final victory.
Finally, United remain a tough opponent.
Still in this hat, PSG could find Thomas Meunier's Borussia Dortmund.
In view of the composition of the other two hats, the worst draw could look like the following: Manchester City, Inter Milan and Mönchengladbach.
The most affordable: Shakhtar Donetsk, Olympiakos and Ferencvaros, Hungarian club back after 25 years of absence.
Answer around 5 p.m. this Thursday evening.
Remembering that PSG can not face OM or Rennes who, placed in hat 4 and therefore less protected, risk having some cold sweats in the draw.