You’re not supposed to be able to come back from the humiliation of blowing a 4-0 lead, yet, this season, Paris Saint-Germain can do exactly that.
In 2017, PSG met FC Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League and won the first leg of the tie 4-0 at the Parc des Princes. In the return leg, Barcelona won 6-1 and advanced in the tournament. Fans who bet against PSG using a 22Bet registration bonus were likely thrilled with their decision. The defeat was humiliating and to this day, fans of Les Rouge et Bleu still have to hear about La Remontada.
The result forced PSG to go big and the following summer, they paid Neymar Jr.’s buyout and brought the superstar from Barcelona to the French capital. That wasn’t enough though. With Neymar out injured, PSG suffered another humiliating Champions League defeat, this time to Manchester United.
Last season, PSG did reach the Champions League final but lost 1-0 to FC Bayern Munich. They’ve yet to win the most prestigious trophy in club competition while Barcelona has done so five times.
This season, PSG could finally hit Barcelona where it hurts. The two clubs will battle once again in the Round of 16 for the first time since Neymar joined PSG. Defeating the Catalan club would go a long way to quieting La Remontada banter on social media. But wait, it could get a lot better. Continue reading