It changes a lot. While PSG can hope for a soft draw in the Coupe de France play-offs, Olympique de Marseille will stand in their way on Tuesday 7 February or Wednesday 8 February, which will obviously be the poster for the next round . between the two most successful clubs in the history of the competition. There will be no respite for Paris, which could hope to breathe in some elements in view of the large deadlines awaiting it in February. In a few days, the players of Christophe Galtier will face a more than hectic schedule with this OM-PSG to kick off an incredible streak.
“We have a tough match ahead of us”
After this first clasico, a dangerous trip to Monaco on Friday 10 or Saturday 11 February, PSG-Bayern on Tuesday 14 February, PSG-Lille on Sunday 19 February and finally the new OM-PSG in the championship version awaits. on Sunday 26 February. “We have a tough game ahead of us,” Galtier admitted ahead of a trip to Rennes on 15 January. They are better to win, but the more difficult the games, the better for us. »
The Paris coach is spoiled from this point of view, but he will only have a reduced margin of maneuver to renew his team and allow his troops to fully recover, which currently only have a three-point advantage. on Lens at the head of Ligue 1. Having failed to convince since the beginning of the year, Neymar and his partners are expected to be in talks for the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League against Bayern Munich in mid-February.
With this new trip to the Velodrome included in an already packed program, they can at least be excited for a high intensity encounter to hone their skills and convince an opponent who will also want to qualify. Igor Tudor’s OM has eight consecutive victories in all competitions and can count on their fans to push the Parisians into a hostile environment. It’s hard to make it more formidable at the moment.