It took until the second to last match of 2021, but Paris Saint-Germain supporters finally got to see Sergio Ramos and Xavi Simons start a match. Is it a coincidence that the club won that match 3-0? We think not.
On the latest episode of The 1970, I’m joined by co-host, Marc Damon, to break down PSG’s win over Entente Feignies Aulnoye Football Club in the Coupe de France, recap the UEFA Champions League draw, and answer a couple of questions from listeners.
Up first, we examine Sunday’s 3-0 win over SC Feignies where Kylian Mbappé scored a brace and Mauro Icardi chipped in with a goal as well. We debate whether Mbappé was in the wrong for his reaction to a poor pass from Simons, marvel at the offensive ability of Ramos, and react to the performance from several of PSG’s youngsters who made an appearance in the match.
Next, we get into the chaotic Champions League draw. Initially, PSG drew Manchester United in the Round of 16, but after an error was discovered, a redo was ordered and PSG then drew Real Madrid. Is this a favorable matchup for PSG and how will the removal of the “away goal” rule impact Mauricio Pochettino’s tactics?
Finally, we answer questions from listeners who want to know more about PSG’s youth academy and look ahead to the club’s upcoming fixtures.
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