Supercomputer predicts tough opponents for PSG trio Messi, Mbappe, Neymar in Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain did not feel the celebration of completing the group stage of the Champions League. As a result of their second place finish, they will now have to compete against other elite clubs. Here, check out who Paris Saint-Germain are most and least likely to face in the next round.
with closing UEFA Champions League Group StageWe now know which 16 teams qualified for the knockout stage. But despite their 2-1 victory over Juventus, Paris Saint-Germain I didn’t feel like celebrating. That’s because Benfica finished the season ahead of them in the Champions League group despite being tied with them on four other criteria.
Neither the French nor the Portuguese needed midweek results to qualify for the Round of 16, but both were eager to improve their rankings in the next round. As both teams had equal records in their confrontations against each other, PSG entered the match with a one goal advantage.
As a result of Joao Mario’s stoppage-time goal for Benfica, the two teams were tied in ranking, having received the same number of points and scored the same number of goals, and allowed the same number of goals, respectively. Even Mario gave the Eagles the lead far goalsLooks like the decision will be up to the yellow cards.
UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Paris Saint-Germain’s least and most likely opponents
As a result, PSG could face teams like Real Madrid, Bayern Munich and Manchester City next round in the UEFA Champions League, raising the possibility that the French club will suffer through another disappointing tournament.
Given that top stars like Lionel MessiAnd the NeymarAnd the Kylian Mbappe Everyone will be competing for the second seed, and the Round of 16 is sure to feature some epic matches. In addition, a simulation of a possible pairing revealed that Parisians might meet Bayern or Napoli in the next round.
This is due to the fact that Round of 16 draw she has Three unique requirements: Those who took first place in their groups will meet with those who took second place, clubs cannot be randomly assigned with opponents from the same country, and clubs cannot meet another member of their previous group.
Given the fact that Benfica is the only team Christophe Galtier’s side can’t face, there is a whole lot of potential opponents they might be able to contend with. supercomputer, via redditExpect that the Reds and Blues will most likely end up meeting the Bundesliga champions Bayern those who have The highest chance is 19.46 percent.
and a second close, Naples he have 17.11% probability Paris Saint-Germain meeting in February. In addition, there is a 13.90% chance that one of the English clubs – Tottenham, Chelsea or Manchester City – will be one of the next enemies of the Champions League winners. In the end, the opponent that Paris Saint-Germain is unlikely to encounter is the favorite victim of Lionel Messi, Real Madridwith a 10.98 percent chance.