Watch Online: PSG - Benfica (Champions League) 11.10.2022 19:00 - Tuesday
PSG recorded a second straight draw on Saturday after last week's 1-1 draw with Benfica, who they face on Tuesday night. In the 22nd minute, Leo Messi gave the Parisians the lead in their clash at the Stade Luge, but just before the end of the first half, Danilo scored an own goal. The two teams are level on points and the draw between them revived the hopes of Juventus, who beat Maccabi Haifa to cut their lead to four points.
On Saturday, the French champions dropped points for the second time in Ligue 1 after recording a goalless draw away to Reims. The match could have even ended in defeat for PSG as their opponent had a numerical advantage due to the sending off of Sergio Ramos and I can safely say that the Reims players missed the three points. The Parisians missed out on moving up in the standings as second-placed Marseille lost to Ajaccio. After ten rounds, PSG is three points ahead of the Whites.
Benfica continued their super run after recording a 4-2 win over Rio Ave at the weekend. The Eagles are unbeaten in all competitions since May, when they fell to champions Porto. Benfica are currently number one in the Primeira Liga standings, but with a lead of just three points. Porto is second in the standings, and Braga is third, with six passive points, but also with one match played less than the leaders.
Historically, PSG have only won twice against Benfica in their total of seven encounters in European tournaments. The "Eagles" have three triumphs over the club from the French capital, but now I expect them to lose and the champion of France will emerge as the sole leader in Group H. I expect the battle for the second place in this group to remain between Benfica and Juventus, but if " The Old Lady's failure in their upcoming trip to Maccabi Haifa will see their Champions League finals dreams evaporate.