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PSG-Bayern: the favorites and scratches of our special envoys

2021-04-13T23:07:47.819Z

Find the good and bad points of the two journalists of Figaro present at the Parc des Princes for the qualification of Paris SG in the semi-final of the Champions League.



Christophe Remise and Baptiste Desprez at the Parc des Princes

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PSG has definitely passed a milestone


When you come out of a pool with Manchester United and Leipzig.

That you put an end (perhaps) to the Lionel Messi dynasty at FC Barcelona and that you take a resounding revenge on your executioner of last August in the final of the C1 - best team in the world for more than a year - it is now impossible to hide from you.

Whatever Mauricio Pochettino says, PSG are now the favorites of the 2020-2021 Champions League.

And above all a club, semi-finalist twice in a row, like Saint-Etienne (1975-1976) and OM (1990-1991) in the past, more mature and above all definitely entered a new dimension.

Neymar, this magician


One of the great men of the evening.

At all levels.

From the top of the stands, watching a match of a Neymar of this level is a chance and a real privilege.

The Brazilian is an artist, everyone knows that, but when he doubles that with a flawless state of mind, it's a delight.

He only missed one goal to close an evening worthy of a potential Ballon d'Or.

With the Brazilian at this level, and if he does not get injured, PSG has in its ranks the best player in the competition.

On a big night, nothing can resist him.

Well almost.

A feast for the eyes.

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CLAW STROKES

Such a match in an empty stadium, what a waste ...


Certainly, the Collective Ultras Paris had achieved feats to dress the Parc des Princes like never before, with a tifo that covered three quarters of the stadium.

Great art.

the fireworks also burst during the meeting, outside the enclosure.

And also after ... But for such a match, with such suspense, such tension, we can only regret, once again, the closed door and this empty enclosure.

Obviously, the reasons are well known, and it is the Covid-19 that dictates its law.

That does not prevent from nourishing regrets… An ingredient was missing this Tuesday, like a week ago in Bavaria.

Like every game in fact.

"We would like to thank the supporters," said Presnel Kimpembe at the microphone of

RMC Sport

.

They were there for us when we left the hotel.

They welcomed us as we should.

We are not lucky to have them in this magnificent stadium but our thoughts are with them.

It’s nice. ”

We can't wait for their return to Porte de St-Cloud.

And in all the satdes ... 

In the office.

A very good job of @Co_Ultras_Paris in the stands before this #PSGFCB.

# UCLpic.twitter.com / txeUTIWWfF

- Christophe Remise (@ CRemise77) April 13, 2021

Lewandowski, the big absentee


PSG will therefore have played these two matches against Bayern without Marco Verratti and with only 30 minutes of Marquinhos in the first leg.

Players who are nevertheless deemed essential to PSG.

But the big absent from this double confrontation will have finally been Robert Lewandowski.

Certainly, the former Parisian Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting has scored twice, one goal in each game.

But the absence of the Polish goleador was the one that weighed the most on the debates in the end, especially during the first leg.

We can regret that the two teams could not count on all the forces for this duel in the form of a remake of the last final.

But it is also the game. In Lisbon, on August 23, Paris had to compose without Marco Verratti (entered on time), Edinson Cavani, Thomas Meunier (free) and with a Kylian Mbappé on one leg.

Not to mention Mauro Icardi, in the cellar and out of shape after an injury.

In any case, PSG did not steal anything.

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Source: lefigaro

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