Le Parisien newspaper reported that the Paris Saint-Germain bus made an empty trip to Lisbon (Portugal), where the Parisians faced Benfica in the Champions League last Wednesday, to transport the players there.
1800 km. This is the distance that the Paris Saint-Germain bus travels to Lisbon (Portugal), where, this Wednesday, the capital club must face Benfica for the third day of the Champions League. And although the movements of Parisians have come under particular scrutiny since the “sailing tank” controversy, this one was an empty one to reach the Portuguese capital, Le Parisien reports. Marquinhos and his colleagues will take the plane to Portugal.
This choice is a matter of security. Comfortable, the bus in the colors of the French champion is really designed to protect the players, especially in the event of projectiles, with armored windows. Christophe Galtier’s men will be waiting at the airport exit to take them to their hotel. After that, he will be available to travel to Luz Stadium on the evening of the match. After the match, he will return to Paris. still empty.
But this way of working is not new. Like many other teams, the club always behaves this way when the Parisian players use another form of transport and travel too close. During the trip to Israel three weeks ago, the PSG bus did not make the trip and the players were given protection by the local authorities.