There are no off days for Paris Saint-Germain in the current edition of the UEFA Champions League group stage, and Luis Enrique wouldn’t have it any other way.
On this episode of PSG Talking, I’m joined by Ethan from PSG Fan Club Boise to discuss the scoreless draw against Clermont Foot last Saturday and how that result could carry over to PSG’s upcoming match against Newcastle United FC.
Up first, we recap the Clermont Foot match where PSG played very well and recorded an xG of more than three but failed to score a goal. We debate whether the lack of goals could carry over into the next match and if Luis Enrique’s three-at-the-back formation could work long-term.
Next, we discuss the highly-anticipated match against Newcastle. PSG will travel more than 550 miles north to Newcastle Upon Tyne to take on the Magpies, where a hostile crowd—and drones—will be waiting. We wonder about the health of Kylian Mbappé and who might need to step up if he’s not 100% healthy. We also discuss potential tactics and what strategy Luis Enrique might deploy against Eddie Howe’s club.
We conclude with our match predictions and a quick update on Nuno Mendes.
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