Video: PSG Facing Benfica, Juventus Is an ‘Interesting’ Matchup, Christophe Galtier Says

Paris Saint-Germain is off to a good start under new manager Christophe Galtier, who has the capital club scoring at a high rate. The first three Ligue 1 fixtures in the 2022-23 season have seen the French giants score five or more goals.

Despite dominating their domestic competition, Galtier will be judged on what he does in the UEFA Champions League. On Friday, the French tactician shared his initial thoughts regarding the group, which will see PSG play against Benfica, Juventus, and Maccabi Haifa in Group H.

“Well, first of all, we have two former Champions League winners,” Galtier told reporters. “Even though it’s been a few years. Benfica has already won it. Benfica is also a pretty good memory for Paris Saint Germain since the [Final Four in 2020] took place there. And there’s Juventus who won it too, a few years ago now, but they’re also a recent Champions League finalist in 2017 against Real Madrid. 

“So these are still two giants of European football, with stadiums where there will be a very big atmosphere … But there you go, it’s going to be stadiums where there’s going to be a lot of atmosphere and it’s a pretty interesting draw.”

The first matchday for the French giants will occur on September 6-7.

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