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PSG-Barcelona: why, this time, the “remountada” will not take place

DECRYPTION – Despite precedents that call for caution, the Parisians have every reason to be confident before their round of 16 second leg of the Champions League against Barcelona.

Never say never. And even less in football. PSG are well placed to know it, after shameful eliminations against Barcelona (2017) and Manchester United (2019) in the Champions League. Suddenly, failing to fall into the “panic“That Mauricio Pochettino feels around the club in the capital before the”big deadlines“, The vice-champions of Europe have every reason to approach with caution their return match against Lionel Messi and his little comrades, this Wednesday (9 p.m.), in 8es of final of the queen of European competitions.

Except that this time, even without Neymar, forfeit, Kylian Mbappé and company have the cards in hand to avoid a new debacle, a new humiliation, a new… upset.

● A (very) substantial advantage

Whether in 2017 or 2019, no one would have imagined PSG taking the door after the first leg. This time the statistics say it is simply impossible. Out of the previous 79, the teams that won 4-1 away, like

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