PGS vs Red Star Belgrade

PGS vs Red Star Belgrade : After losing its Champions League group stage opener to Liverpool, Paris Saint-Germain hopes to get back on track on Wednesday at home when Red Star Belgrade visits the French capital for Matchday 2. Neymar and company enter as the heavy favorites to take all three points.Date: Wednesday, Sept. 18
Start time: 3 p.m. ET
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Stadium: Rajko Mitic Stadium
TV Info: No live coverage

Paris Saint-Germain are looking to kick-start their UEFA Champions League season as they meet Serbian champions Crvena zvezda for the first time. The French champions are already playing catch-up in Group C having come back from two down at Liverpool only to eventually lose 3-2.
That defeat has already put some pressure on German head coach Thomas Tuchel. The 45-year-old relationship with sporting director Antero Henrique has broken down just a few months into his tenure. Tuchel believes that Henrique has failed to sign a holding midfielder, a key component to his game plan.
Despite the rocky start in the Champions League, everything is going as planned in Ligue 1 for PSG, however. Paris have collected eight wins out of the first eight games, equaling Olympique Lille’s record set in 1936, and are nine points clear on top of the table ahead of AS St. Etienne.
“The team is constantly improving and trusts me and my ideas. I am very happy about the mentality the attitude of the collective,” Tuchel told the press after this weekends triumph against Nice. What needs to follow now are the first points in the Champions League.
Points that PSG’s opponent has already managed to collect. The Serbian side surprised many by picking up a point in their group stage debut by holding Napoli to a 0-0 draw in Belgrade.
Paris vs Red Star Belgrade – Wednesday, October 3, 17:55 BST/18:55 CEST – Parc des Princes, Paris, France
Paris vs Red Star Belgrade will take place in the Parc des Princes in Paris (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Paris vs Red Star Belgrade will take place in the Parc des Princes in Paris (Photo by Catherine Ivill/Getty Images)
Paris Saint-Germain are looking to kick-start their UEFA Champions League season as they meet Serbian champions Crvena zvezda for the first time. The French champions are already playing catch-up in Group C having come back from two down at Liverpool only to eventually lose 3-2.
That defeat has already put some pressure on German head coach Thomas Tuchel. The 45-year-old relationship with sporting director Antero Henrique has broken down just a few months into his tenure. Tuchel believes that Henrique has failed to sign a holding midfielder, a key component to his game plan.
Despite the rocky start in the Champions League, everything is going as planned in Ligue 1 for PSG, however. Paris have collected eight wins out of the first eight games, equaling Olympique Lille’s record set in 1936, and are nine points clear on top of the table ahead of AS St. Etienne.
“The team is constantly improving and trusts me and my ideas. I am very happy about the mentality the attitude of the collective,” Tuchel told the press after this weekends triumph against Nice. What needs to follow now are the first points in the Champions League.
Points that PSG’s opponent has already managed to collect. The Serbian side surprised many by picking up a point in their group stage debut by holding Napoli to a 0-0 draw in Belgrade.
It is an achievement that is even more remarkable given that Crvena zvezda came through four qualifying rounds to reach the group stage – the first time they had successfully negotiated the UEFA Champions League preliminaries at the seventh attempt.
Crvena zvezda kicked off this season in the first qualifying round, where they got the better of Latvia’s Spartaks Jūrmala 2-0 on aggregate. Lithuania’s Sūduva were beaten 5-0 over two legs in the second qualifying round before extra time secured a 2-1 away win at Slovakia’s Spartak Trnava in the third qualifying round second leg to complete a 3-2 aggregate victory.
To top it all off, they came from 2-0 down to draw at Salzburg in the play-off second leg, going through on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw. That 2-2 draw capped off a remarkable run that saw the 1991 European Cup winners qualify for the group stage of the Champions League for the first time in history.

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