One of the marquee matchups of the opening Champions League group stage slate pits European giants PSG and Juventus against one another, with the first meeting on Tuesday at Parc des Princes.
It’s the start of Group H play, affectionately known as the “Angel Di Maria group,” with the Juventus winger slated to face his former clubs PSG and Benfica.
The match presents the first true test of new PSG manager Christophe Galtier, who took over the Parisian soap opera in the summer. Dominating Ligue 1 play despite locker room adversity, Galtier must now navigate the Champions League knowing his employers expect to hoist a trophy at the end of the season.
Champions League glory has evaded PSG for the entirety of the Qatari ownership era. The club reached the finals in 2020, only to fall to Bayern Munich. Otherwise, they’ve only reached the semifinals once, bounced in the Round of 16 four times and the quarterfinals four times since 2012.
Juventus also crave European glory, having failed to progress past the quarterfinals since their finals loss to Real Madrid in 2017. Since hoisting Europe’s greatest prize in 1996, Juventus have lost five consecutive finals and are at the forefront of the Italian struggles in the Champions League over the past decade.
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