History, what’s at stake an dthe keys to the match! Discover everything you need to know ahead of kick-off in the Matchday 4 group stage game of the UEFA Champions League between Paris Saint-Germain and Leipzig, this Tuesday November 24 at 21:00 CET at the Parc des Princes.
A little bit of history…
Paris Saint-Germain – RB Leipzig, act 4! The two teams have already met on three occasions: in a friendly on July 18 2014 with a 4-2 success for the Germans on home soil, in the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League in Lisbon (3-0 to the Parisians, on 18/08/2020) and in Germany on November 4 in the group stage (a 2-1 loss for the Rouge et Bleu).
Paris Saint-Germain will on Tuesday play their 119th UEFA Champions League match (64 wins, 22 draws and 32 defeats). The Parisians will also play their 230th European match*, with the record standing at 120 victories, 52 draws and 58 defeats.
Paris Saint-Germain will take on German opposition for the 21st time in European competition, having played Bayern Munich (9 matches), Borussia Dortmund (4 matches), VFL Wolfsburg (2 matches), lBayer Leverkusen (2 matches) Schalke 04 (1 match) and RB Leipzig (2 matches). The record stands at 11 wins, 2 draws and 7 losses in 20 competitive matches.
Leipzig will become Paris Saint-Germain’s 143rd opponents faced in a competitive match at the Parc des Princes, and the 5th German club after Bayer Leverkusen (1 match), Bayern Munich (4 matches), Borussia Dortmund (2 matches) and Wolsfsburg (1 match), and the 79th club faced by the Rouge et Bleu in Paris in European competition.
Only 2 players have worn the colours of both clubs: Jean-Kévin Augustin and Christopher Nkunku.
What’s at stake…
Paris Saint-Germain need to win in order to hope to qualify for the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League.
At the Parc des Princes, the capital club have played 8 matches against German clubs and have an almost perfect record: 7 wins, 1 draw and 0 defeats.
The keys to the match…
Paris Saint-Germain will be able to count on their attacking trio of Angel Di Maria (14 goals) – Kylian Mbappé (13 goals) – Neymar Jr (14 goals), for a combined total of 41 goals in the UEFA Champions League.
Kylian Mbappé could score his 100th goal in Rouge et Bleu and become the sixth Parisian to reach the landmark after, in chronological order, Dominique Rocheteau (100 goals), Pedro Miguel Pauleta (109 goals), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (156 goals) and Edinson Cavani (200 goals).
Marco Verratti could play his 61st European match for Paris Saint-Germain, to become the club’s outright record holder, a record he shares before the game with Thiago Silva. Marquinhos could move past Paul Le Guen (57 matches), to go third on the list of those to have played the most European games for the club.
*These numbers take into account the Supercup but not the Intertoto Cup.