Despite their determination to advance to the second round of the Champions League group stage, both Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain face difficult challenges.
Man United is the English Premier League team that is attracting the most attention this season. Cristiano Ronaldo, the world's most famous footballer, made an appearance. However, when they took to the European stage, the "Red Devils" worried many of their supporters.
Ronaldo and MU must learn how to bounce back after a loss
After failing to beat Young Boys on opening day, MU was forced to beat Villarreal in the second round of Group F. Of course, playing at Old Trafford gives the "Red Devils" a significant advantage.
Villarreal, on the other hand, is a tough opponent. They defeated MU in the Europa League final last season. As a result, MU must be cautious and avoid making the same mistakes it did in the first match. Ronaldo and his teammates will show that the defeat against Young Boys was an accident if they win all three points at Old Trafford.
PSG, like MU, had a disappointing start to this season's Champions League. Many people believed that after the 1-1 draw against Belgian club Club Brugge, Pochettino needed to find another way to combine the trio of superstars Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe in the attack.
Will Messi shine in time to help PSG make a difference against Man City?
However, because their next opponent is Manchester City, the French "giant" did not have many opportunities to put their skills to the test. With a 6-3 victory over Leipzig, the blue team of Manchester got off to a good start. As a result, in their trip to the Park of the Princes, Pep Guardiola's teachers and students are aiming for the goal of earning points.
Both PSG and Man City recognize the importance of saving every point in a difficult group if they are to avoid a poor finish at the end of the group stage. PSG may have dropped points in the first match, but when Lionel Messi "heats up," they are still a formidable opponent.
Man City, on the other hand, has never been an easy team to play against in the Champions League. This will be indisputably a "massive battle" between two super-rich European football "giants."
Chelsea will face host Juventus in a fascinating match
Another notable matchup will take place in Group H, with defending champion Chelsea facing off against Juventus (2h, 30/). 9). If Chelsea had to work hard to beat Zenit in the first match, with Lukaku scoring the only goal, Juventus beat Malmo 3-0.
In a group with Zenit or Malmo, the match between Juventus and Chelsea is viewed as an early final to determine who will gain the top position.