The draw for the quarter-finals of the Champions League was made on Friday. PSG will have a lot to do, since they will face Bayern.
Two days after the last round of 16, the draw for the quarter-finals of the 2021 Champions League was made this Friday, March 19, in Switzerland. Compared to the teams still qualified, Paris Saint-Germain could expect to face heavy, after defeating FC Barcelona in the previous round.
PSG again facing the Bavarian machine
Unsurprisingly, the last French representative was not spared. Quite the contrary, even … And for good reason, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will cross paths with the insatiable Bayern Munich, reigning European Champion, who had already won against this same PSG in the final of the last edition (1-0), in Lisbon.
The only positive point for the French Champion, the first leg will take place in Germany, on the lawn of the Allianz Arena. The return will be played at the Parc des Princes. One thing is certain, this clash between Bavarians and Parisians is the promise of a spectacular double confrontation from the quarter-finals!
But let’s face it, to hope to do at least as well as last season, namely to reach the final of the most prestigious of European competitions, Paris Saint-Germain will have to complete an XXL course. At first, overcoming the training still carried by a Robert Lewandowski who would have deserved his Ballon d’Or 2020 and who seems determined to do justice to himself in 2021, will not be easy. . Especially since unlike in previous years, the PSG still have to fight in Ligue 1, where its seven conceded defeats install it for the moment in a disappointing place of dolphin, behind the LOSC.
Paris against City or Dortmund in case of qualification!
In a second step, if Bayern Munich failed to defend their title of European Champion, it is another big piece which would await the Parisians in the last four. Indeed, the programming of the 1/2 was carried out this Friday, in the wake of the draw for the quarter-finals. The winner of the clash between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain will face the winner of the quarter-final between England’s Manchester City and Germans Borussia Dortmund.
In short, it is a real obstacle course that potentially awaits Kylian Mbappé’s partners. Next step, Bayern Munich, then. And this is going to happen faster than you think. And for good reason, the first leg matches will take place on April 6 and 7, and the return matches on April 13 and 14.