“The main thing about illegal immigration”: PSG’s half full glass

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PSG will finish the home stage of the Champions League for the 2021/22 season in second place. Although she qualified for the quarterfinals, the 2: 1 loss to Manchester City last night (Wednesday) determined that she will play in the next stage against an opponent who will finish first in another house. Mauricio Pochettino’s team recorded quite a few negative data with this loss.

In the last four away games of the French team at the top factory on the continent, it has failed to achieve a victory. This is the first season since 2004/05 that she finishes the home stage without an away win. And note the following statistic – PSG has not lost a game in all competitions after leading since last April. The last time was also against Manchester City, in the semi-finals of the 2020/21 Champions League.

In the various media in France, the headlines were divided into half-empty and full glasses. On the negative side, of course, they referred to the loss in Etihad, but on the positive side to the fact that the team secured a place in the quarterfinals. “Loss with a taste of illegal immigration,” reads the main page of L’Aquip. In “Le Parisien” they used the headline: “Paris is not ready for the mission yet.” In other media, especially in Spain, where Messi, Neymar and Ambape like to cover, the strong attacking trio have of course concentrated. “The trio suffered a blow,” the SS wrote.

The players themselves also tried to look at the half full glass. Marcinius He said at the end: “The most important thing is to qualify. Sometimes you finish in first place and then you get a very strong opponent in the eighth. Sometimes you finish in second place and the lottery is actually more convenient.” the coach Mauricio Pochettino He added: “We achieved our goal, to qualify for the next stage. Of course we wanted to finish in first place, but Manchester City were better tonight.”

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