PSG Vs Juventus: PSG will face Juventus in the Champions League opener on September 6, 2022, at 8 p.m. at the Parc des Princes. The last time these teams met in the European Cup was in 1996, where Juventus won 9-2 on aggregate.
PSG take the Champions League very seriously as a tournament that they need to win this season. The French giants’ closest attempt to win the Champions League was in 2020 against Bayern Munich when they lost in the final.
PSG’s new manager, Christopher Gailter, will also be judged by the Champions League. It seems like an easy group for PSG, with Benfica, Maccabi Haifa, and Juventus in Group H.
The Old Lady is already having a frustrating season due to poor performances and a lack of consistency. Juventus currently sit in the 5th position on the Serie A table. They have been extremely poor at the back.
In Juventus’s previous four matches, they have failed to score more than three goals, which is very bad for them. Both PSG and Juventus have not lost a game this season in the league.
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Paris Saint-Germain have few injury worries ahead of their encounter with Juventus in the Champions League. Timothee Pembele (PSG right back) is out and he is expected to return on October 16. Vitinha also suffered from an injury against Nantes.
No PSG player has been suspended. Christopher Gailter already had various options with Renato Sanchez to replace the injured Vitinha.
Federico Chiesa has yet to start a match this season for the Old Lady and is out until October 1, 2022. Paul Pogba will also miss the first cracker against PSG due to a meniscus injury.
Massimiliano Allegri will also be without his goalkeeper, Wojciech Szczesny, and his center forward, Kaio Jorge, as well as his left winger, Marley Ake.
Mattia Perin, Juventus’ backup goalkeeper, will remain in the net. Leonardo Bonucci will return to the center-back position to provide experience alongside Danilo on the right side of the defense.
Angel Di Maria was substituted against Fiorentina and could miss playing against his former team on September 6, 2022. Dusan Vlahovic and Arkadiusz Milik will start for Allegri.
Probable Line Up
PSG Line Up: Navas; Ramos, Marquinhos, Kimpembe; Hakimi, Sanches, Verratti, Bernat; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.
Juventus Line Up
Perin; Danilo, Bonucci, Bremer, Sandro; Locatelli, Paredes, McKennie; Cuadrado, Vlahovic, Milik.
PSG have been in very fine form and bring a lot of quality to the field. The French side have scored 24 goals in six matches.
While Juventus are missing a lot of key players due to injuries, and they have struggled in Serie A this season. PSG is the better team on paper and will come out victorious.
PSG is capable of qualifying for the round of 16 and Juventus may not get the maximum points to qualify.
Prediction: PSG 3:0 Juventus