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THE DEFEAT IN MADRID PORTRAYS THE CLUB

The umpteenth failure of PSG and the most painful since the arrival of Al-Khelaïfi

Published:10/03/2022 - 00:24h

Updated:10/03/2022 - 02:06h

Paris Saint-Germain completed a new failure in the Champions League after falling to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu (3-1). The 'galpático' of the French club, again, were in debt with the millions of the Qatari fund

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Nasser To the-Khelaïfi arrived to Paris Saint-Germain in October of 2011 and changed the history of the French club with his inagotable chequebook. The Sovereign Bottom of Investment of Catar (Qatar Investment Authority) has credited billions of euros to reinforce the staff of the group of the Park of the Princes with the aim to convert to the French team in a potential of the world-wide football. Although the command of the PSG in France has been remarkable, in Europe the things have been different, and in 2022 the club has consummated a new and rotundo failure in the maximum competition of European clubs.

The defeat in front of the Real Madrid (3-1) of the Wednesday portrays to the sportive and financial direction of Paris, a team that further of his stars has not been able to exhibit the potential that his staff would have to show in each season. Under the administration of To the-Khelaïfi, the club was runner-up of the Champions in 2020, but apart from this year, only once attained to surpass the quarter-finals in the tournament, the past season. For the 2021-22, the team attained to reinforce with five stellar players, four of them to 'cost zero': Georginio Wijnaldum, Sergio Bouquets, Leo Messi and Gianluigi Donnarumma.

This last finished being key in the defeat in Santiago Bernabéu, since an error of the Italian goalkeeper allowed to the 'merengues' equalise the party and take the embión necessary to trace back the eliminatory. In Chamartín, the new 'galactic´' of the PSG, together with the most expensive signing in the history of the club (and, for the moment, of the football), Neymar Jr., they showed his worst expensive in a half fatal hour where Karim Benzema annotated a triplete to throw them of the Champions. Bouquets not even could be available, because of his constant physical problems. Wijnaldum Was acting.

The case of To the-Khelaïfi in the PSG can compare with the one of Roman Abramovich in Chelsea. The Russian bought to the group 'blue' in 2003 and recently could win his first Champions in 2012, after nueves years of investment multimillionaire. Today the tycoon is forced to sell to the team of Stamford Bridge by the invasion of Russia to Ukraine. Nasser Will fulfil 11 years at the head of the PSG in October and now confronts a demand of the Fiscalía Swiss by the implication of the catarí in the 'FIFA Gate'. What sucederá with Paris and his millions?

A 'galactic eleven' that never carbureted

Beyond the hard crash at the Santiago Bernabéu, Paris Saint-Germain's season has not been what was expected. Although the group led by Mauricio Pochettino is the undisputed leader of Ligue 1 (13 points ahead of Nice), the quality and the show that the Parisian 'galactic eleven' were supposed to give appeared only in small drops and disappeared at the peak it's from the season. With the loss in Chamartín, PSG has three defeats in the last four games and only has to secure the League, since Nice kicked them out of the French Cup also in the round of 16 (0-0, 6-5 p. ). For 2021-22, the board will have to rethink many things from the economic and sports aspects, starting with the future of its 'galactic'.

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