PSG, Juventus, to meet for the first time since 1996

PSG, Juventus, to meet for the first time since 1996

Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) welcomes Juventus for the opener of the 2022-23 Champions League. It has been 26 years since these two teams meet in a competitive match and it was during the 1996 UEFA Super Cup. They will meet on September 7, 2022, at 3:00 AM (GMT+8).

PSG and Juventus have been one of the most powerful teams not just in the Champions League but across all leagues. These two teams have dominated their domestic leagues which is a proof that they both deserve to be in the Champions League. However, when it comes to the international stage, these two teams perform underwhelmingly. Juventus last made it to the finals stage in 2017, while PSG feel short in 2020 against Bayern. Additionally, last season, these two teams only reached the Round of 16.

Paris Saint-Germain

Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain

PSG is such a powerful team with Neymar, Lionel Messi, and Kylian Mbappe on their team, which is why it is not surprising that they are dominant. However, what is surprising is the fact that they cannot go far in the Champions League. In the 2020 finals, Bayern Munich managed to defeat PSG with a 1-0 victory. Last season, it was the Real Madrid who eliminated them during the Round of 16. This season, they were able to start stronger as they listed a five wins and six draws under their new manager.

Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe have been the key for the success of this squad. Not just in their domestic league, but also to the other leagues. However, Julian Draxler and Timothee Pembele are unavailable due to their knee injuries. Other than them, a healthy squad will go against Juventus this Wednesday.


Champions League: Juventus

Juventus on the other hand already have two Champions League in their history. However, along with their two titles in this tournament is losing seven times in the finals. In 2015 and 2017, they reached the finals, however, no progress for the squad was seen after that. Just like PSG, recently, they only reached the round of 16 which is very unlikely of them. However, they just need to play consistently and to give their best to defeat a star-studded PSG.

Injuries will also hurt this squad as six of them will not join the team because of their respective injuries. Mattia Perin and Leonardo Bonucci will lead the Juventus squad with the absence of the others.


Paris Saint-Germain (2)
Odds: -0.95

Ready to play?

You may place your bets for the Champions League match between Paris Saint Germain and Juventus at Nova88, Asia’s largest and most Trusted Online Casino. Join and play now!