The latest developments of the Covid-19 epidemic are widespread, causing PSG’s game schedule to be seriously disturbed. The team of Neymar and Mbappe are in danger of being delayed for the rematch of Dortmund in the second round of the Champions League round of next week.
Strasbourg and PSG in round 28 Champions League
As planned, the match between Strasbourg and PSG in round 28 of the Champions League takes place on Saturday, March 7. Recently, however, the top tournament organizers of France decided to postpone this game because of concerns about the impact because the Covid-19 epidemic is raging around the world, including the hexagonal country.
This decision has just been confirmed by the Champions League homepage. Apart from the match above, the remaining matches of the Ligue 1 round 28 will still take place according to the original schedule.
Currently, France is considered the second-largest outbreak in Europe, after Italy. Libraries and schools around Oise and Haut-Rhin have been closed for 15 days.
In fact, the decision to postpone the match against Strasbourg will be beneficial for PSG because they have more time to rest and prepare for the rematch with Dortmund on March 12 in the return round of 1/8 Champions League. In the first leg of the 1/8 Champions League, PSG lost 1-2 at Signal Iduna Park to the Ruhr team.
This is not a bad result for students and coach Thomas Tuchel when the distance is only 1 table and 1 away as the capital, but nonetheless, they are still disadvantaged against Dortmund when entering the competition on the princes’ Park pitch.
Neymar easily missed Dortmund’s C1 appointment
In the Champions League arena, PSG is leading with 12 points more than Marseille, the team is ranked 2nd. Therefore, Neymar and teammates are too many advantages to protect the championship of France.
However, according to the famous French daily L’Equipe, the delay of Strasbourg in the Ligue 1 round 28 may be a “detrimental gain” for PSG.
According to the newspaper, the failure to play the 10th-ranked league club of the hexagonal nation has left Neymar and his teammates losing the opportunity to “run the momentum” before the battle with Dortmund to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals. when the German representative still held the advantage after the first leg.
There has been no announcement of the time adjustment from the European Football Federation (UEFA). But it is impossible to exclude the possibility that the match between PSG and Dortmund at the Prince’s Park Stadium in the light capital of Paris (France) on the morning of March 12 in the second round of the Champions League round 1/8 may be delayed because of Covid-19 pandemic.