Paris v Manchester United background

Paris Saint-Germain are on a verge of a famous UEFA Champions League delight as they acquire Manchester United to a Parc des Princes holding a two-goal lead for a end of their turn of 16 tie.

• First-leg goals from Presnel Kimpembe – his initial in comparison football – and Kylian Mbappé done Paris a initial French bar to win during Old Trafford and inflicted United’s biggest ever home European better – they had never formerly been beaten by some-more than one goal. United’s wretchedness was compounded by a late red label for Paul Pogba.

• Both teams have suffered new turn of 16 disappointment. United have not reached a UEFA Champions League quarter-finals given 2013/14, while Paris’s final dual campaigns have finished during this stage, during a hands of Barcelona and Real Madrid respectively.

Highlights: Manchester United 0-2 Paris

Highlights: Manchester United 0-2 Paris

Form guide
• This is Paris’s seventh unbroken UEFA Champions League debate and they have reached a turn of 16 on any arise – nonetheless they are nonetheless to compare their 1994/95 feat of reaching a semi-finals.

• After 4 unbroken quarter-final appearances between 2013 and 2016, Paris have mislaid during this theatre in any of a final dual seasons. In 2017/18 they went down 5-2 on total to Real Madrid (1-3 away, 1-2 home); 12 months earlier, they had looked set for a quarter-finals after a 4-0 first-leg better of Barcelona during a Parc des Princes, usually to go down 6-1 in Spain – a UEFA Champions League record comeback.

• Paris’s turn of 16 record is therefore W4 L2.

• Paris have won 3 of their 6 two-legged knockout ties opposite Premier League clubs nonetheless a many new finished in better opposite United’s internal rivals Manchester City in a 2015/16 quarter-finals (2-2 home, 0-1 away). That second leg is also a final UEFA Champions League compare in that Paris unsuccessful to score; they have found a net in all 23 matches since.

• The French bar have twice beaten English antithesis during this theatre of a UEFA Champions League, overcoming Chelsea in both 2014/15 (1-1 home, 2-2 away) and 2015/16 (2-1 home, 2-1 away).

Goalkeepers with 50 UEFA Champions League purify sheets

Goalkeepers with 50 UEFA Champions League purify sheets

• Paris have already won during home to English opponents this season, violence Liverpool 2-1 on matchday 5 – their initial success in 6 matches opposite English clubs (D3 L2). They mislaid 3-2 during Anfield in their initial Group C game.

• Paris have mislaid usually one of their 9 home fixtures opposite English visitors (W4 D4), 3-0 opposite Chelsea in a 2004/05 UEFA Champions League organisation stage. They are on a run of 6 games though better opposite Premier League antithesis in Paris (W3 D3) though have not kept a purify piece in any of those matches.

• The Parisian bar have mislaid usually dual of their final 50 European home games given crashing 4-2 to Hapoel Tel-Aviv in a 2006/07 UEFA Cup organisation theatre (W32 D16) – they went down 3-1 to Barcelona in a 2014/15 quarter-finals and 2-1 opposite Real Madrid in final season’s turn of 16 second leg.

• Paris picked adult 7 points during home in Group C this season, also violence Crvena zvezda 6-1 and sketch 2-2 with Napoli. They are though though a purify piece in 4 UEFA Champions League home games.

• Despite violence Liverpool and Crvena zvezda in their final dual organisation games, and a first-leg success, Paris have still won usually 4 of their final 10 UEFA Champions League matches (D2 L4).

• Paris have won all 15 UEFA foe ties when they have available a first-leg divided victory, many recently opposite Bayer Leverkusen in a 2013/14 turn of 16 when a 4-0 divided win preceded a 2-1 home feat during a Parc des Princes. On any of a 3 occasions that they won a initial leg 2-0 away, they did not concur during home (W2 D1).

• Paris’s European shoot-out record is W0 L1:
3-4 v Rangers, 2001/02 UEFA Cup third round

Matić on United's Paris reverse

Matić on United’s Paris reverse

Manchester United
• This is a English club’s 11th turn of 16 tie (W6 L4), and their 18th appearance in a UEFA Champions League knockout stages overall. Having mislaid their initial dual last-16 contests, United won all though one of a subsequent 7 before final season’s better by Sevilla.

• In 2017/18 United drew a initial leg during Sevilla 0-0 though were beaten 2-1 in a home second leg, finale a 21-match dominant run in Europe during Old Trafford (W17 D4).

• The pull during Sevilla done it 4 divided games in a turn of 16 though a feat for United (D3 L1), whose altogether divided record during this theatre of a UEFA Champions League is W2 D5 L3. They have unsuccessful to measure in half of those games.

• United won their initial dual divided matches in Group H this season, during Young Boys (3-0) and Juventus (2-1). A 2-1 detriment during Valencia on matchday 6 was usually United’s second retreat in their final 12 European divided games (W7 D3), with usually 7 goals conceded during that period; a Valencia foe was a initial time they had shipped some-more than one in any of those matches.

• United have mislaid usually 6 of their final 27 European matches, home and divided (W16 D5); a waste to Valencia and Paris are a initial time they have suffered unbroken defeats given November/December 2012. They final mislaid 3 in a quarrel progressing that year in a knockout proviso of a UEFA Europa League.

• The Red Devils have won 6 of their 7 two-legged knockout contests opposite French clubs. Solskjær scored in a solitary defeat, opposite Monaco in a 1997/98 UEFA Champions League quarter-finals (0-0 away, 1-1 home).

Buffon fun during Old Trafford purify sheet

Buffon fun during Old Trafford purify sheet

• Most recently, United overcame St-Étienne in a turn of 32 in their winning 2016/17 UEFA Europa League campaign, winning 3-0 during home and 1-0 away.

• That done it 3 unbroken victories opposite French sides, home and away, for United, whose eight-match run though better (W6 D2) opposite French clubs was finished in a initial leg of this tie. They are dominant in their final 4 trips to France (W2 D2), given a 1-0 detriment during LOSC Lille in a 2005/06 UEFA Champions League organisation theatre in a compare played during a Stade de France. United have mislaid usually twice in their 13 divided games with Ligue 1 clubs (W4 D7).

• This is Solskjær’s initial tie in a UEFA Champions League correct as a coach; he oversaw 8 qualifiers while in assign of Molde (W3 D4 L1). He took a Norwegian bar into a UEFA Europa League organisation theatre in 2012/13, and into a turn of 32 of that foe 3 years later.

• United have never come behind from a first-leg home better to win a tie in UEFA competition, losing both legs of all 3 prior contests – in a UEFA Champions League opposite Bayern München in a 2000/01 quarter-finals (0-1, 1-2) and AC Milan in a 2004/05 turn of 16 (0-1, 0-1) and in a 2011/12 UEFA Europa League turn of 16 opposite Athletic Club (2-3, 1-2).

• United’s record in 3 UEFA chastisement shoot-outs is W1 L2:
6-5 v Chelsea, 2007/08 UEFA Champions League final
3-4 v Torpedo Moskva, 1992/93 UEFA Cup initial turn
4-5 v Videoton, 1984/85 UEFA Cup quarter-finals

Solskjær on a United way

Solskjær on a United way

Links and trivia
• Ángel Di María spent 2014/15 during United, scoring 3 goals in 27 Premier League appearances before withdrawal for Paris.

• Have also played in England:
Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting (Stoke 2017/18)
Lassana Diarra (Chelsea 2005–07, Arsenal 2007/08, Portsmouth 2008/09)

• Have played in France:
Anthony Martial (Lyon 2012/13, Monaco 2013–15)
Sergio Romero (Monaco 2013/14)

• Have played together:
Gianluigi Buffon Paul Pogba (Juventus 2012–16)
Dani Alves Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, 2011–14)
Neymar Alexis Sánchez (Barcelona, 2013/14)
Layvin Kurzawa Anthony Martial (Monaco, 2013–15)
Layvin Kurzawa Sergio Romero (Monaco 2013/14)

• International team-mates:
Gianluigi Buffon, Marco Verratti Matteo Darmian (Italy)
Alphonse Areola, Pascal Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Lassana Diarra, Adrien Rabiot, Kylian Mbappé Paul Pogba, Anthony Martial (France)
Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Dani Alves, Neymar Fred (Brazil)
Thomas Meunier Romelu Lukaku (Belgium)
Juan Bernat David de Gea, Juan Mata, Ander Herrera (Spain)
Ángel Di María, Leandro Paredes Sergio Romero, Marcos Rojo (Argentina)

• Pogba, Areola, Kimpembe and Mbappé were all in France’s winning FIFA World Cup patrol final summer.

• Mbappé scored twice in France’s turn of 16 win opposite Rojo’s Argentina during Russia 2018, and was fouled by a United defender to win a penalty.

• Meunier scored Belgium’s opening idea in a third-place play-off win opposite England during a 2018 World Cup. Phil Jones started a diversion with Marcus Rashford and Jesse Lingard entrance on during half-time.

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