Bayern Munich Goalkeeper Manuel Neuer Analyzes the One Major Challenge to Squaring Off With PSG in the Champions League

For the third time in the last four seasons, Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich will square off in the UEFA Champions League competition, as the two powerhouse clubs are set to meet in the round of 16.

Manuel Neuer has featured in each of Bayern Munich’s last three fixtures against PSG, including the 2020 UEFA Champions League Final, where he recorded a clean sheet. Now, Neuer (via Bayern Munich’s official website) is well aware of the challenge that Bayern Munich’s backline will face against a PSG side that has multiple world-class players in its attack.

“We’re looking forward to the round of 16 and know that we’re in for a tough task,” Neuer said. “We’ve had good and bad experiences against Paris.

“Our defensive performance will be important because they’ve got a forward line packed with big names. If we stand strong and bring our attacking power, then we’ve certainly got a chance of progressing. We’re looking forward to both matches. It’s an evenly matched tie. It’s a feature of the Champions League that you can come up against top opponents. It’ll be important for us to be on the ball from the start.”

Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe have anchored PSG’s attack this season, and no side has had much of an answer for the trio of star forwards.

For now, PSG and Bayern Munich are well-focused on finishing up the first half of the season. PSG is set to meet AJ Auxerre for a Ligue 1 home fixture up next before league play halts for the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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