Strasbourg’s thrust for their highest top-flight finish since 1979 was halted last weekend in a 1-0 loss against Lille, keeping them three points behind the third and final UEFA Champions League spot occupied by Rennes. As such, now would be the perfect time for ‘Le Racing’ to slay new champions Paris Saint-Germain for the first time since December 2017.
Newcomers Clermont are showing signs of fatigue, and after suffering a fourth straight defeat in Ligue 1 last time out against Nantes (3-2), Pascal Gastien’s side spent midweek only one point above the bottom three.
Paris and Real Madrid meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday 9 March.
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach: “The only pressure we have is facing a great team like Paris, it’s more motivation than pressure. It’s not a difficult game to prepare for as all the players are very motivated. It has to be a complete game from us. Both teams will try to produce when in possession and hit each other on counters. Our football is very alike.”
After coming away with a crucial win over Lille OSC in Ligue 1 play, Paris Saint-Germain will now look to build on momentum in the upcoming league clash with Rennes.
On the heels of its Coupe de France elimination at the hands of OGC Nice, Paris Saint-Germain will return to Ligue 1 play in the upcoming away match against Lille OSC.
Paris Saint-Germain are back in Ligue 1 action on Sunday night, hosting Reims at the Parc des Princes.
Mauricio Pochettino’s side beat Brest 2-0 last time out, although that followed yet another dreary performance in which they drew 1-1 with Lyon. Contradicting their disappointing collective performances this campaign, however, the Parisians currently hold an 11-point lead at the Ligue 1 summit.
Two wins in a row should be inevitable as they host a Reims side hovering slightly above the relegation battle. Here’s how PSG could line up on the night.
Paris Saint-Germain are back in action in the French capital for the first time this new year with Stade Brestois 29 the visitors in Ligue 1.
Paris Saint-Germain welcome Monaco to the Parc des Princes from the top of Ligue 1 on Sunday night.
Seeking to bounce back from their Champions League defeat to Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain travel to Saint-Etienne in Ligue 1 on Sunday lunchtime.