Leipzig hopes for “Messi effect” against PSG

RB: “We’re not giving up yet”

It remains to be seen whether this will make the Paris hurdle less demanding. The fact is that the Saxons who are still pointless in the club’s own media have not already ticked off the premier class chapter. “We’re not giving up yet”, it says combative on the club website. But it is also a fact: If the Leipzigers also lose the second leg against the Parisian star, which has been upgraded by Qatari investorsEnsemble, you are out of the Champions League.

From the point of view of Leipzig’s trainer Jesse March falls with Messi “one of the best players in the world” against be Team the end. However, he added: “The Paris team are more than just a player. Di Maria and Neymar will be there, it will be a difficult task.”

Full fan support

So far, the only one that could encourage the Bundesliga club Champions-League-Home game against PSG. On November 4th last year, RB won 2-1 after falling behind and laid the foundation for advancement in front of empty ranks. Now, for the first time since the beginning of the corona pandemic, the people of Leipzig are allowed to go back to full Fan-Build support.

42,600 spectators will ensure the European Cup atmosphere. “If we don’t believe that we can still do it, we can stop playing straight away. We know that we are a top team and that we can beat anyone at home.”said striker Yussuf Poulsen.

Up and down in the league

This may be. But things are not going well for the Leipzigers in the Bundesliga either, like that Delivered last showed at Eintracht Frankfurt. It was another setback for Leipzig and Marschwho succeeded the successful coach Julian Nagelsmann in the summer.

The much bolder approach below Marsch is only occasionally in the top-class cast Team to recognize. In the Bundesliga, Leipzig have so far not had three victories in a row, with intoxicating appearances against Stuttgart (4-0) and Hertha BSC (6: 0) followed erratic appearances in Freiburg and Frankfurt, each ending 1: 1.

Pochettino demands team spirit

Now it should be in the Champions League so the “Messi-Effect” for the Saxons judge. Can he do that PSG-Trainer Mauricio Pochettino sees his Team in duty, calls for the not always visible team spirit of the superstars: “All players are important, every player is important, we have to be able to count on everyone.”

However, he cannot count on the Italian European Champion Marco Verratti either Sergio Ramos and Leandro Paredes. At least it is apparently again Kylian Mbappé ready for action during the league game against Little Missed on Friday due to illness, but traveled to Leipzig with me.

Pochettino However, also expressed respect for RB: “We know that it will be a difficult game, not only because of the result from the first leg, but because Leipzig are simply a good team.” This is exactly what the lawn ball athletes have to prove on an international level without any ifs or buts.

The prospective lineups

Leipzig: Gulacsi – Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol – Mukiele, Laimer, A. Haidara, Angeliño – Nkunku, Forsberg – Poulsen

Paris: Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marks, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes – Wijnaldum, Gueye, Herrera – Of Maria, Mbappé, Neymar


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Leipzig hopes for “Messi effect” against PSG