Champions League

United vs paris: the facts

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Manchester United will look to maintain their Group H lead when Paris Saint-Germain hit Old Trafford and the home team know that victory will guarantee them a playoff advance.

• The English club won 2-1 in Paris in the first round thanks to a late goal from Marcus Rashford and are now nine points ahead of 2019/20 runner-up Paris and Leipzig, which reached the semifinals of last season. -finals. While a win would secure United's presence in the round of 16, a draw would also be enough if Leipzig were to lose to Istanbul Basaksehir in another match in Matchday 5 of Group H.

Highlights: Paris 1-2 Man. United

Highlights: Paris 1-2 men. United

Previous meetings
• Paris had hoped to gain control of the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League round of 16 with United, the only previous match between clubs before this season, with a 2-0 first leg win at Old Trafford thanks to two goals in a match. eight minutes of the second half from Presnel Kimpembe (53) and Kilian Mbappe (60).

• Neither team has recovered from a first leg defeat with two home goals in the Champions League, and while United hit Parc des Princes early with Romel Lukaku (2), Juan Bernat leveled off in favor of the home team. in ten minutes. ... However, Lukaku regained United's lead on the night of half an hour, and as soon as it looked like they were going to lose, Rashford held back from a penalty four minutes after Kimpembe was fined for handing out his team. away goals quarterfinals.

De Gea on 'massive' United win in Paris

De Gea on United's big win in Paris

Form Guide
Manchester United
• United won their first two games in Group H, following a 5-0 home defeat to Leipzig in Paris thanks to a Rashford hat-trick. They then lost 2-1 in Istanbul to Basaksehir, their first in the debut group, but won back with a convincing 4-1 win over the Turkish champions at Old Trafford the last time Bruno Fernandez scored twice.

• This is United's 23rd Champions League group stage campaign, more than any other English team and less than Barcelona and Real Madrid (25 each), as well as Porto and Bayern Munich (24 each) in total. They have made the playoffs 18 times, which is also a record for England.

• The three-time European champions last played in 2018/19 when they lost to Barcelona in the quarterfinals after an exciting round of 16 comeback against Pari.

• Ole Gunnar Solscher's side have advanced to the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League semi-finals, losing to future champion Sevilla in their last four games. They finished first in their section with 13 points, ahead of comfortable cumulative wins over Club Brugge (6-1) and LASK (7-1) in rounds 32 and 16, respectively, and Copenhagen's 1-0 overtime defeat in the match. one-time 1/4 finals. Sevilla were too strong in the semi-finals, but United lost 2-1 in Cologne.

• United have won their Champions League 15 times, although only once since 2013/14.

• The Manchester club finished third in the Premier League in the 2019/20 season.

• 1968 European Cup winners United won the UEFA Champions League trophy in 1999 and 2008 and reached the final in 2009 and 2011 - the last four under Sir Alex Ferguson.

• Before defeating Leipzig in the second round, United have lost two previous home matches in the UEFA Champions League; they are still losing four of their last eight (W3 D1), although they won all five of their games at Old Trafford in the 2019/20 UEFA Europa League, scoring 15 goals and conceding just one. Thus, the defeat of Istanbul to Basaksehir in the 4th round brought seven straight home European victories after the 1-0 defeat to Barcelona in the first leg of the 2018/19 quarterfinals.

• United have lost only one of their last 11 matches to Ligue 1 clubs at home and away (B8, H2) at home in 2019 in Paris.

• The Red Devils had never lost at home to Ligue 1 rivals before losing to Paris in 2019; otherwise their record is W10 D3.

• Thomas Tuchel's side have lost two of their four games this season 2-1, losing at home to United and in Leipzig on either side of Istanbul Basaksehir 2-0. They won 1-0 at home against Leipzig. in the 4th round thanks to Neymar's penalty in the first half.

• Champions of Ligue 1 for the seventh time in eight years in 2019/20 and for the ninth time overall: Paris also won both National Cups last season. This is the ninth consecutive UEFA Champions League campaign and 13th overall.

• Paris reached the European Cup final for the first time last season, but lost 1-0 to Bayern Lisbon in the round of 16 (1–2 a, 2–0 hours), Atalanta in the one-time quarterfinals (2-1) and Leipzig (3-0) in the semifinals on the route. to the decisive one.

• The Parisians have made the playoffs in their last eight UEFA Champions League games, although they made their first semi-finals since 1995 in 2019/20. Until last season, they suffered three consecutive defeats in the round of 16.

• Tuchel's squad finished first in the section that also includes Real Madrid, Club Brugge and Galatasaray in the 2019/20 season. They won five of six games, the second draw, and conceded just two goals, five points ahead of Madrid.

• Paris have scored in 34 UEFA Champions League games in a row, which is the record for Madrid between 2011 and 2014 before nothing came out in last season's final. They have netted in all four games this season, representing 30 consecutive group stage matches in which they have scored.

• PSG have won 14 of their last 22 UEFA Champions League matches (D3 L5). United's defeat in the first round was one of four in their last 57 home games in Europe (D37 D16).

• The French side have also won seven of their last 14 UEFA Champions League away matches (D2 L5) and won four in a row, before dying 2-2 in Matchday 5 at Real Madrid in Matchday 5 of last season. Since then, their away record is W1 L2.

• Winning at Old Trafford in 2019 was only Paris's second win for an English club; otherwise their record is D4 L5.

• Paris have won six of their 22 games against English rivals home and away (D8 L8), with only two wins in their last nine games (D3 L4).

Links and trivia
• Edinson Cavani is Paris' record holder with 200 goals in 301 club appearances between 2013 and 2020. He has won six Ligue 1 titles, four French Cups and five League Cups.

• Ander Herrera played for United from 2014 to 2019, scoring 20 goals in 189 appearances. He was part of the team that won the UEFA Europa League and English League Cup in 2016/17 and won the FA Cup the previous season.

• Angel di Maria spent the 2014/15 season at United, scoring three goals in 27 Premier League appearances before leaving for Paris.

• Anthony Martial was born in Massy, a suburb of Paris, and began his football education at the local grassroots club Les Ulis, whose alumni included Thierry Henry, before joining the Lyon academy at the age of 14. He burst into the first OL team in 2012/13, joining Monaco in 2013 before signing with United two years later.

• Also played in England:
Moise Keane (Everton 2019/20)
Sergio Rico (Fulham, rented 2018/19)
Idrissa Gueye (Aston Villa 2015/16, Everton 2016-19)

• Played together:
Anthony Martial and Lavin Kurzawa (Monaco, 2013–15)
Alex Telles and Danilo Pereira (Porto, 2016-2020)

• International teammates:
Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial and Presnel Kimpembe, Lavin Kurzawa, Kylian Mbappe (France)
Alex Telles, Fred and Marquinhos, Neymar (Brazil)
David de Gea and Juan Bernat, Pablo Sarabia, Ander Herrera (Spain)
Bruno Fernandez and Danilo Pereira (Portugal)

• Kimpembe, Mbappe and Pogba were all part of the France team that won the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Latest news

Manchester United
• Paul Pogba's next performance in the UEFA Champions League from the group stage to the final will be his 50th.

• Donnie van de Beek's next performance in UEFA club competition will be his 50th.

• Edinson Cavani's next goal in a UEFA club competition will be his 50th goal.

• United won one of five Premier League home games in 2020/21 (D1 L3). They failed to win any of their first four league home games for the first time since 1972/73, losing three.

• The Spurs' 6-1 defeat on 4 October marks the third time United have conceded six goals in a Premier League game; they lost 4-1 at half-time, conceding four goals in the first half of a league match for the first time since November 1957.

• The Paris win marked United's tenth consecutive away win in all competitions and a new club record. The 2-1 defeat in Istanbul to Basaksehir in the 3rd round was their first away defeat since losing 2-0 in the Premier League to Liverpool on January 19, since their record was W15 D3; United returned to victory after beating Everton 3-1 on 7 November.

• United have conceded 11 goals in their first three league games, their worst record since 1930/31, when they conceded 13 goals in a relegated season.

• Ole Gunnar Solscher's men are unbeaten in 14 Premier League games (W9, D5) before losing to Palace in the first leg of the campaign.

• Following 3-0 victories over Luton and Brighton, United will return to Everton in the English League Cup quarter-finals on 23 December.

• Scott McTominay scored on penalties on 12 November Scotland won 5-4 penalties in Serbia and reserved a spot for UEFA EURO 2020; the game ended 1: 1 after 120 minutes.

• Van de Beck scored a goal for the Netherlands in a 1-1 friendly draw against Spain on 11 November, becoming their second goal in a national team match.

• Daniel James has scored one goal and another. Wales beat Finland 3-1 on 18 November to advance to League A of the UEFA Nations League.

• Dean Henderson made his international debut as a halftime substitute in England's 3-0 friendly win over Ireland on 12 November; Harry Maguire, the first team captain, scored England's first goal.

• Cavani was sent off following Uruguay's 2-0 home defeat against Brazil in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifying match on 17 November. Four days ago, he opened the scoring against Colombia, playing 3-0 away.

• Victor Lindelöf (back) and Aaron Wan-Bissaka (ankle) were injured in the 4th round. *

• Pogba suffered an ankle injury in a 4-2 match against Sweden on 17 November and has not played since. *

• Luke Shaw suffered a hamstring injury at Everton that is expected to put him out of play for a month *.

• Eric Bailly came on as a substitute in 4-1 against Newcastle on 17 October, but has not appeared on the pitch since then due to muscle injury *.

• Jesse Lingard's last appearance was on September 30; it is currently on the sidelines. *

• Marcus Rashford was nominated by the Queen for his birthday on October 10 by a Member of the British Empire (MBE).

• Paris lost a two-goal lead on 20 November to Monaco 3-2. For the first time since January 2015, they lost a league game 2-0. This ended their eight-game winning streak in Ligue 1. which they scored 26 goals and conceded only one. *

• Paris started their Ligue 1 season with two losses, for the first time since 1984/85, losing 1-0 at Lance on 10 September and by the same score at home to Marseille three days later, ending the game with eight players. This was the first time since 1978/79 that they failed to score in the first two league games.

• Kylian Mbappe, who scored twice on 20 November at his former club AS Monaco, has scored 73 goals and 24 assists in 83 Ligue 1 games for Paris *.

• Mbappé has scored nine goals in ten appearances this season and 99 goals in 134 appearances for PSG in all competitions *.

• Moise Keane has scored five goals in his last seven games for Paris *.

• Neymar is back as a substitute for AS Monaco, who have not played since he suffered a thigh injury in the second round. His goal against Leipzig was his first goal for Paris since winning the French Cup final against Saint-Etienne on 24 July.

• Idrissa Gueye (hamstring) and Tilo Kerer (groin) were injured against Rennes and have not played since, as the latter is expected to require surgery *.

• Marco Verratti came on as a substitute in Round 4, his first game since 14 October with a thigh injury.

• Mauro Icardi (knee) last played on October 2 but has resumed individual training. *

• Julian Draxler returned from a hamstring injury against Dijon on 24 October and has not played since 13 October, although he was substituted in the second half and has not played since *.

• Presnel Kimpembe played 90 minutes in the French League of Nations, beating Portugal (1-0) and Sweden (4-2) on 14 and 17 November respectively, when Les Bleus reached the final next year.

• Mbappe came on as a second-half substitute against France over Sweden and assisted in his first appearance after injuring his hamstring in Paris' 3-0 win at Nantes on 31 October.

• Colin Dagba scored his first goal for France U21 against Liechtenstein 5-0 away on 12 November. He was sent off in a subsequent 3-1 win over Switzerland when France finished in the next year's final.

• Juan Bernat suffered a serious knee injury in the 1-0 win against Metz on 16 September. It is expected that he will not be playing for about six months. He was not part of the UEFA Champions League.

* Subject to weekend updates

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