Real Madrid Stars Names PSG as One of the Favorites to Win Champions League

The UEFA Champions League will reportedly resume in August with the competition taking place in Lisbon, Portugal, from the quarter-finals and onward.

Paris Saint-Germain will wait for the rest of the Round of 16 matchups to conclude before finding out who they’ll face in the next round. However, unlike many of their potential opponents who will conclude their domestic season, PSG will have to wait until the tournament resumes with Ligue 1 canceled.

Despite PSG not playing any league games, for Real Madrid’s Luka Modrić, the capital club is one of the favorites after speaking with  Gazzetta dello Sport (via Canal Supporters).

“I can see PSG, even if they will not play until August. It makes sense to say Barcelona and Bayern,” Modrić said. “Attention to Atletico de Madrid, and of course, among the favorites, there will be the one who will pass between City and us at Real.”

Heading into the quarter-finals, PSG is at a bit of a disadvantage, but they do have the talent to overcome this issue if they can hit the ground running and not show any rust.

Furthermore, with no fans in attendance, the Ligue 1 champions might feel less pressure than usual. In the return leg against Borussia Dortmund, PSG overcame a 2-1 deficit to advance to the quarter-finals.

If fans were allowed into the Parc des Princes, we could have seen the same capitulation from the squad as we’ve seen in the past. With plenty of rest and the likelihood of no fans in attendance, this could be the year PSG wins its first Champions League title in club history.

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