PSG – Celtic: 12th September 2017
PSG’s European ambitions were already well-known, but they were strengthened this summer by the Paris clubs. Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Dani Alves joined the French vice champion in an attempt to help her conquer the top European trophy.
PSG is in the Champions League for the sixth time, going through this phase in each of the previous five seasons. On the other hand, Celtic has not passed the group stage since 2013 and knows that homeowner results will be crucial to the club’s chances of reaching the Champions League spring.
Celtic passed Linfield, Rosenborg and Astana to get into groups. Against the Kazakh, Celtic lost in return by 4-3, but the 5-0 victory over Celtic Park was more than enough to qualify. That defeat was only the second in the last nine European matches for the Scottish champion. However, on the ground, the results were not sensational to Celtic in Europe. The team won only two of the last six games, and in the Champions League it has drawn seven times and has lost eight times in the last 15 games played.
PSG has reached quarters in four consecutive editions. Last season, the French team was eliminated after that memorable match on Camp Nou, when Neymar contributed to Barca’s 6-1 success, in fact turning the biggest comeback in the history of the competition. In the new season, this year will hope for more. Cavani is in extraordinary shape with seven goals scored in five matches in Ligue 1. The new acquisitions, Neymar and Mbappe, have scored since debuts and the Parisians seem to be a hard-to-stop force.