After obtaining the first leg victory on the field of Bayern Munich (3-2), PSG must confirm this Tuesday (9 p.m. exclusively on RMC Sport 1) to qualify for the semi-finals. Here are the different scenarios that would allow a European qualification.
Finalist of the last edition of the Champions League, PSG hopes to get its executioner, Bayern Munich, out of this meeting lost in Lisbon during the Final 8 of this competition, postponed to August in a new format due to the coronavirus pandemic . This time, with the return of the traditional format of the biggest European cup, the Parisian team must have in mind the different scenarios to qualify.
On the first leg last Wednesday (3-2), PSG struck early thanks to Kylian Mbappé. A last against, signed again Mbappé, had offered the victory to the Ile-de-France team in the second half, allowing the return quarter to be considered with a slight advantage. Here are the different possibilities for PSG to validate a new qualification and bring down a giant in Europe.
Qualified PSG if …
– PSG wins:
Very logically and on any margin, a new victory would send PSG to the semi-finals of the Champions League for the second year in a row.
– PSG draws
A draw, regardless of the score, would also allow PSG to qualify after their success in the first leg.
– PSG loses 1-0
In the event of a 1-0 defeat for PSG this Tuesday at the Parc des Princes, the two teams would be tied for the cumulative scores of the two matches, or theoretically 3-3. The away goal rule would then intervene, and with three goals scored on Bayern Munich against a single Bavarian achievement on Parisian soil, PSG would validate their qualification for the next round.
– PSG loses 2-1
Much like a 1-0 loss, a 2-1 victory would not be enough for Bayern Munich, even if the two teams would also find themselves tied on the aggregate of the two scores. But the goals scored away would always be to the advantage of the Parisians.
PSG eliminated if …
– PSG loses by at least two goals difference
Regardless of the score, if Bayern Munich win by two goals behind at the Parc des Princes, the defending team will remain in the race for their own succession, with a goal ahead of the cumulative score of the two games. Obviously, any defeat by more than two goals would also qualify the team led by Hansi Flick.
An extension if …
A single score obviously would allow to see an extension, namely a 3-2 victory for Bayern Munich. Then, a shooting session would only be possible if the score remains at 3-2 at the end of the 120 minutes. If a team scores one or more goals during extra time, it will be necessary to refer again to the away goal rule. A 4-3 victory for Bayern Munich would propel them to the semi-finals, for example. A 3-3 draw would give Mauricio Pochettino and his men the opportunity to regain the last four.