Champions League Group C
All four clubs in Group C enter Matchday 6 with something to play for, with no position in the table decided. In this matchup, Paris Saint-Germain can assure their advancement to the knockout phase with a victory, and all but ensure their advance with a draw. Red Star, on the other hand, is playing for third place so they can continue their European adventures in Europa League. But they would need some help, and anything less than a win sends them home to Serbia and out of European competition for the year.
Red Star Belgrade
Red Star is hosting this matchup, which I’m sure they hope means better success than the last time these two clubs met. Paris Saint-Germain played the role of unkind hosts, welcoming Red Star to Paris and jumping out to a 4-0 halftime lead that started with two goals by Neymar in less than two minutes. Neymar managed to complete his hat trick, scoring the last goal in what ended as a 6-1 PSG victory.
Red Star has held their own in the group stage, especially considering that they had to advance through four rounds of qualification. They have four points in the group, with all points gained at home, which gives me a little hope for them in this matchup. Are they the club that lost three matches on the road by a combined score of 13-2? Or are they the club that defeated Liverpool at home on Matchday 4 to keep them alive in the group? Probably more towards the first, but I’m not quite ready to give up on them.
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