Paris Saint-Germain was not spared the draw for the next group stage in the Champions League on Thursday. The French champions, who aspire to win the championship, will start against the Italians from Juventus and Portugal’s Benfica in Group G.
This is the fourth time in the history of Paris Saint-Germain that it faces the Torinos in European competitions. Until then, he was always eliminated (in the Nations Cup in 1984, in the UEFA Cup in 1990 and 1994, and in the European Super Cup in 1997). Their last encounter, during the winter of 1997 in the European Super Cup, was marked by a heavy defeat of players Ricciardo and Joel Butts against Zinedine Zidane and his partners, in the first leg of the chilled Princes’ Garden (1). 6).
Paris has also already opposed Lisbon on three occasions (C3 in 2006-2007, 2010-2011 and C1 in 2013-2014). In his first two Europa League matches, he was eliminated. For his only opposition with Benfica in the Champions League, the last so far in the group stage, he won at home (3-0), but lost in the return to the Estadio da Luz (1-2). But this did not prevent him from qualifying.