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PSG vs Bayern Munich: Why will it be the great challenge of the ‘MNM’ after the Qatar 2022 World Cup?

Everybody get ready for Qatar 2022, but it is also necessary to think, from now on, about everything that comes after. If in the World Cup we are going to enjoy many great games, then in the round of 16 of the Champions League we will continue to enjoy the same. Expectations are high and precisely because the recent draw for the key paired two great candidates for the title of this edition: PSG Y Bayern Munich.

Although these crosses will be played -still- from February of next year, for months before various topics of conversation are being considered in this regard. And is not for less. In addition to being an extremely attractive duel, PSG has a millionaire obligation to go through the round, but it has had to run into -perhaps- the most complicated rival of all.

So, there the greatest responsibility will fall back on the Parisian trident. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappé are bound to respond much better on the pitch than last season.

And it is that, in the previous edition, PSG moved all its chips to make its squad a firmament of stars, with which it can have more viable options to win its first Champions League. But finally the hierarchy of Real Madrid passed over the millions it invested.

Of the trident, Mbappé is the only one who responded up to the challenge against the Madridistas, scoring a goal in the first leg and another in the second leg. Neymar and Messi, who wore a gray present with the team, could contribute little. Unfortunately, the French striker’s goals were not enough to overcome the key: a Karim Benzema hat-trick ended the dream of the Parisians.

The truth is that the current reality is completely different. Messi and Neymar have improved their production compared to the previous season. And Mbappé continues to shine with goals. Now this trident is much better understood and has established itself in the field better than ever.

For this reason, today, Paris is brimming with illusion, but with caution. The contender that comes this time is worse than or equal to Real Madrid. So it is necessary for the ‘MNM’ and the team in general to be ready for the challenge that lies ahead.

The great challenge after Qatar 2022

Almost nothing is missing for the World Cup. Messi is called to consecrate himself worldwide with Argentina, Neymar will try to do it with Brazil and Mbappé will seek to defend his throne with France. Undoubtedly, the three will be protagonists in the fight for the Qatar 2022 title. But after that dispute with each other, they will have to meet again for the great challenge together: the Champions League.

So far, ‘MNM’ is having a dream season. Although in 2021/22 Messi and Neymar shone more for their absence than for anything else at this stage of the campaign, now it is totally different. Both are in a great football moment and this is reflected in their numbers.

While the Argentine has 12 goals and 14 assists in 18 games played so far this season, the Brazilian stands out with 15 goals and 12 assists in 19 games. Mbappé, for his part, continues to excel with 18 goals and five assists in 19 games. Together, they add a total of 45 goals and 31 assists. Crazy.

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But there is no way to trust. The rival that lies ahead is vastly powerful: Bayern Munich. The Bavarian team is the current leader of the Bundesliga, as usual. And that’s not all. In their Champions group, they finished in first place with a perfect score (18 pts), even having Barcelona and Inter Milan as main obstacles.

Unlike PSG, Bayern does not have a well-defined trident, but it also has lethal weapons in attack, even replacements. In fact, the German team was the second highest scoring team in the group stage of the tournament with 18 goalsonly behind Napoli (20).

This is largely due to players like Sadio Mane -the star reinforcement-, Eric Choupo-Moting, Leroy Sané and Serge Gnabry, who have been showing off with goals and assists to take the ‘Bavarians’ to the top. honorable mention deserves jamal musialawho at 19 is breaking it as the team’s midfielder.

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Against all of them, the ‘MNM’ will hold a separate duel that will be very interesting. The great challenge is to beat them basically in numbers (goals and assists) during the key and thus aspire to classification, but for this they must first break the rival defense and that will not be easy either.

Keep in mind that the Bavarian team was the team with the fewest goals in the group stage. He barely conceded two goals in the six games he played. Their entire defensive line — made up of Pavard, Upamecano, de Light and Davies — is doing an impeccable job of that.

But it is known that against Messi, Neymar and Mbappé, in a wonderful moment like now, this defensive wall of the German team can become vulnerable. The ‘MNM’, then, has everything necessary to be able to break it without haughtiness or arrogance. We’ll see what happens. For this type of match -worthy of a final-, there are no sure predictions or impossible challenges.

Source: Elcomercio

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