Former French Forward Explains Why PSG Has a Good Shot at Eliminating Bayern Munich in the Champions League Round of 16

Paris Saint-Germain will meet Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 later this season. If the tie were to be played this month, former French forward Jerome Rothen would not much favor PSG to advance on through to the quarterfinals of the competition.

However, Rothen, as he touched on during RMC Sport’s “Rothen s’enflamme” program, sees that there are two factors that could end up swaying PSG’s way ahead of the heavyweight tie.

“If the game were played today, it would be a feat to qualify, considering what Bayern is giving off in the Champions League,” Rothen said. “Bayern is a machine, an institution. But PSG in February will be different. Collectively, they will manage to make a transfer window a little more inspired, as Luis Campos said, with a defender and a striker arriving.

“This can put PSG collectively not far from Bayern. … In what psychological state will the stars of PSG be? All three of them are well today. If they are well in February, why not compete with Bayern.”

It is still unknown as to just what PSG football advisor Luis Campos will look to do over the upcoming winter transfer window. He did have his sights set on both a veteran center-back and striker over the recent summer transfer window.

On the other hand, PSG will be led by its prolific attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar, and Kylian Mbappe against Bayern Munich. They each have orchestrated multiple stout attacking performances so far this season.

For now, PSG is not looking ahead to its Champions League clash with Bayern Munich but rather to its upcoming Ligue 1 home fixture against AJ Auxerre.

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