Newcastle’s Champions League Bubble Bursts? Pundit’s Verdict Before PSG Clash

Paris Saint-Germain has two more matchdays on their UEFA Champions League calendar. The capital club will be home to face Newcastle United and go on the road for the group-stage game against Borussia Dortmund.

The Ligue 1 side missed a golden opportunity to create distance between themselves and the other three clubs. However, PSG fell 2-1 to AC Milan on Tuesday night at San Siro. Despite the loss, the Parisians still control their destiny.

Two wins put them in the round of 16. However, outside of two victories, the French giants might have to rely on other teams dropping points. Nonetheless, English football pundit Paul Scholes believes PSG will secure one of the two wins it needs to advance over Newcastle.

“It’s difficult to tell at this stage, but we are probably going to have to win our last two games,” the former Manchester United player said Wednesday on TNT Sports (h/t Daily Mail).

“Honestly, I think Newcastle are out. If PSG beat them, which I expect them to do, they are out. I think it’s going to be very difficult for Newcastle [to qualify]. I think PSG will beat them.”

PSG has been great at the Parc des Princes in this Champions League group stage. Luis Enrique’s squad has yet to allow a goal at home and has two wins over AC Milan and Dortmund. 

Nonetheless, PSG has struggled on the road, with two losses and being outscored 6-2. If the capital club wants to punch their ticket to the knockout stages, they’ll have to do something they have not done all season in the Champions League: win a road game.

PSG are currently in second place in Group F with six points, ahead of AC Milan (five points) and Newcastle United (six points). Meanwhile, Borussia Dortmund holds the top spot with seven points. Buckle up, everyone. It’s going to be a wild ride to finish the Champions League.

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