Paris Saint-Germain knows which clubs they’ll need to get through in the UEFA Champions League group stage and reach the knockout stages. The capital club will face off against Benfica, Juventus, and Maccabi Haifa.
The matchup against Benfica will see an Argentine in Nicolás Otamendi defending Lionel Messi, and former Manchester City star Sergio Agüero pleaded to his countryman not to injure the 35-year-old in the two group stage matches ahead of the FIFA World Cup in November.
“PSG, Juventus, Benfica… Otamendi is going to have to put in a couple of kicks,” Agüero said on his Twitch channel. “Otamendi is at Benfica, so he’s going to have to start hitting, and he’s going to cross it with Leo. Don’t hurt Leo, because I’ll kill you. The World Cup is coming, Ota.”
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Matchday 1 for the Champions League kicks off Sept. 6-7, and PSG will reportedly face off against Juventus.