PSG Talking Podcast: Reaction to Champions League Round of 16 Draw

Paris Saint-Germain rallied in the final two match days to top their UEFA Champions League group and now we know their reward, a date with their arch-nemesis FC Barcelona in the Round of 16.

On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Ty and James and we share our reaction to the Champions League draw that pits PSG and Barcelona against each other in the competition for the first time since 2017. Which team should be considered the favorite?

The first match between the two sides is slated for February 16, so there’s plenty that can change for both teams between now and then, but one major talking point is the health of Neymar Jr. The former Barcelona man went down with an ankle injury against Olympique Lyonnais last weekend and while he should be back in time for the Round of 16, will he have enough preparation ahead of the tie?

The upcoming January transfer window will be an opportunity for PSG to strengthen, but what positions should the club look to upgrade? Who is available? Could PSG pull off a surprise transfer for Stade Rennais midfielder Eduardo Camavinga?

It’s still a bit too early to make a prediction for the PSG match, but I ask the guys what other matchups in the Round of 16 they’re excited to watch.

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