DECRYPTION – Everything you need to know in advance of the Parisians’ second match in the C1 league, which will be played on Wednesday.
Where to see Maccabi Haifa-PSG?
This coming Wednesday at 9 p.m., Maccabi Haifa and its former titi Dylan Batubinsika will be hosting Paris Saint-Germain at the Sammy-Ofer Stadium. A match that took place on the second day of the group stage of the Champions League and can be seen on Canal+ and RMC Sports 1. You may also follow the match live on our website while Teddy Vadeevaloo provides commentary on it.
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What precedents between the two clubs?
Maccabi Haifa, a painful recollection for Paris Saint-Germain… The capital club started its existence in C2 1998-99 against Yossi Benayoun and the rest of his teammates after winning the Coupe des Coupes in 1996 and making it to the finals the following season. After the departure of several prominent figures, such as Rai, Alain Roche, Paul Le Guen, and Vincent Guérin, a new season and a new era has begun. This new Paris Saint-Germain team, led by Charles Biétry and including Alain Giresse as head coach, was supposed to be embodied by players like Christian Words, Jay-Jay Okocha, and others like Marco Simone. Except that in the second leg, the Rouge et Bleu were defeated by a score of 3-2, after having played to a 1-1 tie at the Parc des Princes in the first leg. Benayoun had equalized for the Rouge et Bleu in the 86th minute, two minutes after Simone’s penalty. Leaving the runway before the proper time. Even though Nicolas Ouédec and Okocha scored goals in response to goals scored by Adoram Keisi and Alon Mizrahi, the home team ultimately prevailed and qualified for the next round thanks to Mizrahi’s second goal in stoppage time. Cruel.
After a loss to Lens (1-0) and a tie at Lyon (1-1), Giresse was placed on the land. The former member of the “Magic Square” has only served as a referee for a total of 12 matches in Paris. Biétry, who was supposed to succeed Michel Denisot but didn’t make it through the year. It is important to note that Israeli clubs have never been successful in Paris despite this double confrontation (1 win, 1 draw, 3 defeats in 5 matches). On November 23, 2006, the loss to Hapoel Tel Aviv (2-4) turned into a tragedy when Julien Quemener was killed close to the Porte de Saint-Cloud. This tragedy occurred during the match.
Why will PSG be deprived of its Ultras?
There will be a total of 1,500 Parisian supporters present in the stands at the Sammy-Ofer Stadium in Haifa. Of these, 500 will travel from Paris, while the remaining 1,000 will come from the local contingent. Lamenting “despite this, the Collectif Ultras Paris will not be making the trip because of “the security and freedom-killing conditions placed in place by the Israeli state.” “When we travel, we have consistently taken a stance against any limitations that would limit the freedoms we enjoy. In light of these circumstances and response to the onerous limitations, we have decided to cancel this trip and issue a statement to the public explaining our decision. Take note that the Israeli club has a policy that states it is forbidden “to approach the stands while wearing a club Riva jersey.” “. The spectators in the opposing team’s section need not worry about this. “Our house, our rules”, we slip.
What reception for Ashraf Hakimi?
The crowd at the Bloomfield Stadium in Tel Aviv copiously whistled Achraf Hakimi with each ball taken during the most recent two editions of the Champions Trophy, once during the tournament that took place a year ago and again at the beginning of July. They did so to reprimand him for his demonstrated support for the Palestinian cause, in particular a tweet that dated back to May 2021. It has to be seen whether or not the Moroccan, who had not been particularly agitated in light of his performances in these two contests, will receive the same treatment from the fans of Maccabi. “We had a conversation about that, the fact that he needed to maintain his concentration on the game, and he did just that. After the 0-1 loss to Lille in 2021, Mauricio Pochettino commented on his player’s performance, saying that it was satisfactory. In addition, he was outstanding, both in terms of his manner and his performance “. Is that a repeat?
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Who to make up for the absence of Presnel Kimpembe?
It’s a tile. PSG has been free of significant bugs since the beginning of the season; nonetheless, the defense, which has the fewest available positions, has been affected by these bugs. Presnel Kimpembe will be out for a total of six weeks after suffering an injury to his hamstrings during Saturday’s match against Brest (1-0). Who will take his spot in the defensive trio alongside Marquinhos and Sergio Ramos if he is not available? In the beginning, Danilo Pereira is given the benefit of the doubt by the forecasters. Additionally, the Portuguese midfielder has started each of the team’s last three matches in this position for League One. In addition to the (still very) juvenile El Chadaille Bitshiabu (17 years old), Nordic Mukiele also represents a possibility despite having a greater likelihood of evolving the right axis. One thing is certain: despite the success of left-handed batter Abdou Diallo’s debut in Leipzig, he must have been left with a sour taste in his mouth after Paris… The absence of Milan Skriniar, who was signed by Inter instead, will be keenly lamented by the Parisian coaching staff. A priori, Christophe Galtier has no intention of reverting to a four-man defense in any capacity. This is the case regardless. Not at this time, even if there won’t be any restrictions on anything you do in the future. It should also be noted that Renato Sanches and Keylor Navas are not there.
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What dynamics for the two teams?
Winner of Juventus (2-1) on the first day of C1, PSG is a bit less sovereign than it has been in recent weeks, as evidenced by its lethargic victory over Brest (1-0) last Saturday, in L1. The players that play for Christophe Galtier have, on the other hand, amassed a record of nine victories and a draw in all competitions in 2022-2023, including a 4-0 victory over Nantes in the Champions Trophy. They have not yet tasted the bitter taste of defeat. At the lake, there is no sign of a fire. Especially considering how well the “MNM” is performing… The double champions of Israel defeated Olympiakos (1-1, 4-0), Apollon Limassol (4-0, 0-2), and Red Star Belgrade (3-2, 2-2) to climb into C1 groups, before bowing to Benfica (2-0) on the first lift. The double champions of Israel are currently leading their championship with four wins in four matches, including a 3-1 victory against Sekzia Ness Ziona last weekend. Additionally, Haifa was unsuccessful in their Supercup challenge against Hapoel Beer Sheva (1-1, 4-5tabs).