Paris SG and Lille fishing for the English in the Champions League

The draw took place on Monday: Messi’s PSG will face Ronaldo’s Manchester United. It will be harder for Lille who will play “at 300%” announces Gourvennec against the tenant, Chelsea

Paris SG will face Manchester United, with a star-studded duel between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, while Lille inherited holding Chelsea in the knockout stages of the Champions League, according to the draw made on Monday in Nyon (Switzerland).

As for Lille, the feat of having finished at the top of the group did not allow Losc to avoid the biggest names on the continent, since the Chelsea armada, led by Thomas Tuchel, will stand on the road to Mastiffs, who will have to achieve a feat to see the quarter-finals.

“It’s a wonderful poster. There will be two very big matches to play, first at Stamford Bridge, then at home, in front of our audience, reacted Lille coach Jocelyn Gourvennec. Opposite is the defending champion. It will be a big challenge for us. We will be in the position of an outsider against a team that has evolved a lot since the last confrontation (in the 2019-2020 Champions League group stage, Editor’s note), with new players and a new coach. ”

Jonathan Ikone (Lille, left) Sunday against Lyon

Jonathan Ikone (Lille, left) Sunday against Lyon


It is a club with very large resources. They are well placed in the Premier League, continued Gourvennec. It is a very beautiful poster. And like from the start, we’re going to play everything at 300% because it’s wonderful to play these matches. We did what was necessary in the group stage to be here today. We will continue in the same state of mind in the round of 16. We know that there will be a crazy atmosphere at the Pierre Mauroy Stadium. « 

The Parisians, who hope to find Neymar, injured, by the final phase in February, are therefore moving towards a new duel against the Mancuniens, their executioners of the round of 16 2019, whom they also encountered last year in hens.

This shock will be the attraction of the eighth, with a star-studded duel between the two most sacred players in the Ballon d’Or, Messi (7 trophies) and Ronaldo (5), both transferred to the summer transfer window. It will also be the reunion of Edinson Cavani with the Parc des princes, where he is worshiped.

The matches are scheduled for February (15, 16, 22 or 23 for the first leg) and March (8, 9, 15 or 16 for the return leg). The Parisians will receive on the outward journey, the Lille residents on the return.

In the round of 16, a duel will oppose Bayern Munich to Atlético Madrid. Inter Milan will challenge Ajax Amsterdam. Villarreal will face Manchester City, while Liverpool inherited Salzburg and Real Madrid from Benfica Lisbon. Last opposition to the program: Sporting Lisbon-Juventus Turin.

The two French clubs could not fall against each other due to the rules of the draw.

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