Why PSG Should Be Considered Underdogs to Win the Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain’s last competitive match came on March 11 at the Parc des Princes against Borussia Dortmund. The capital club won 2-0 to advance to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League but due to the shutdown of football, they haven’t played a match since.

The coronavirus crisis has wreaked havoc on the Champions League and domestic leagues across Europe. While some countries will resume play in the coming weeks, France has decided to not allow any sporting events to be played before September, which ultimately led to Ligue 1 being canceled prematurely.

With the Champions League set to resume in August, that means Paris Saint-Germain (and Olympique Lyonnais) will have to go five months between matches in the competition and it’s anyone’s guess who will win.

There’s the possibility that the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue finals, which PSG are in both, could be played before the Champions League resumes but that hasn’t been decided yet.

The lack of matches to prepare for the Champions League would mean that if PSG were to do the unthinkable and win the whole thing, it would be one of the most impressive accomplishments in the history of the competition. Continue reading

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