December 8, 2023

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Guardiola praises Messi and the Paris Saint-Germain quartet: "stars in any team in the world" |  Champions League

Guardiola praises Messi and the Paris Saint-Germain quartet: “stars in any team in the world” | Champions League

Manchester City host Paris Saint-Germain on WednesdayIn a match valid for the fifth round of the group stage Champions League. In the press conference yesterday, coach Pep Guardiola talked about the challenge of facing a team with great offensive power, especially with Lionel Messi on the field.

– very Difficult. Sometimes he doesn’t have the ball and he doesn’t know what he’s going to do, you have to think about what he’s going to do, I need to explain to the players. It happens with Mbappe, Neymar and Di Maria. All of them can be the star of any team in the world, but all four are on the same team. I am very happy that he (Messi) is still playing like this. It would be fun to meet him again. Everyone knows the quality and character that Paris Saint-Germain has,” he said.

Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain face off at 17:00 (GMT) this Wednesday. You will be able to follow the main moves of this game in real time from here on out Give.

Manchester City will once again face Pep Guardiola with Paris Saint-Germain – Photo: Getty Images

Tomorrow we will play our first match with qualifying opportunities. Ensuring that is very good for the club and the players.”

– Pep Guardiola on the possibility of classification next Wednesday

Paris Saint-Germain will advance to the next round if they beat City, or draw and Brugge does not beat RB Leipzig., or even in the event of defeat. But for this last scenario, you have to hope that the German team outperforms the opponent.

In the first match between City and Paris Saint-Germain, France won 2-0, Goals from Joeh and Messi. Manchester United leads the Champions League, Group A, with nine points, one difference from Paris Saint-Germain – the only unbeaten team in brackets, after two wins and two draws.

After a break in the club’s calendar due to the last date of FIFA for national teams, Manchester City beat Everton Last Sunday 3-0, Chelsea continued to chase the Premier League leaders. The difference between the first and second places in the English Premier League is three points (29 to 26).

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City face off again in the Champions League – Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes / Reuters