Mary C Posted January 23, 2022 Share Posted January 23, 2022 POTENTIAL STARTING LINEUPS: PSG Donnarumma Kehrer Marquinhos Kimpembe Mendes Herrera Pereira Verratti Di Maria Icardi Messi REIMS Rajkovic Gravillon Abdelhamid Faes Foket Cajuste Lopy Locko Kebbal Mbuku Ekitike Do you like taking candy from toddlers? Or maybe making babies cry? If that’s the case then you’re in for a treat because that’s what this match seems to be heading to. This January 24, 2022, 3:45 PST / January 23, 2022, 8:45 PM MET, Paris Saint-Germain will be facing off with Stade de Reims, if one could still call it that. Regardless of the result all expect, here’s what you need to know for this Ligue 1 game at the Parc des Princes. PSG has won Ligue 1 9 times and if they rank first this season once more, this would be their 4th consecutive win since the 2018-2019 season. PSG harbors two players within the top 10 most popular players in football: Neymar in third, and Lionel Messi who ranks first and second interchangeably with Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo. Beyond and more important than popularity, Lionel Messi has been long considered as the top football player in today’s world. Of course, these two players aren’t the only ones explosive in their team, all players of PSG’s roster can be found in the top 50 players of football as well. It’s a star-studded team with a stellar record most clubs would hope for. Stade de Reims, on the other hand, is also one of the most successful clubs in French footie. They’ve won the Ligue 1 title six times, they just haven’t been in their A-game as of late, and by that we mean this decade. Last season 2020-’21 Reims took 14th, 6th in 2019-’20, 8th in 2018-’19, and so on and so forth. They seem to have peaked along the years 1949 to 1962 when they dominated the Champions League twice. Even to this day, no other French team has pulled that off, and that says something about Reims’ rich history. Nowadays, they have more losses and draws over wins and gainst a team like Paris Saint-Germain, they’re in great danger of being pulverized. French Ligue 1 Team Statistics Total Goals Goal Difference Goals Against Assists Paris Saint-Germain 42 24 18 31 Stade de Reims 22 -1 23 16 At this point, we need to state what everyone has been thinking all along: PSG will win with a certainty of over 80%. We just hope Reims will be able to redeem their glory that made history, but for now, PSG rules the league. January 23, 2022, 8:45 PM MET, Parc des Prices. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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