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Man United vs PSG: Stats point to a tight affair in Manchester

Man United vs PSG: Stats point to a tight affair in Manchester

11 Feb 2019, 20:25

As Manchester United welcomes a PSG side that has not been doing well at this phase of the Champions League competition on Tuesday, match stats for the previous outings for both sides suggest a tight affair will be fought at Old Trafford.

Man United are participating in their 11th round of 16 ties while their opponents have had seven so far and that shows rich history the English side enjoy at the expense of their French counterparts. Paris have won three of their six two-legged knockout ties against Premier League clubs although the most recent ended in defeat against United's local rivals Manchester City in the 2015/16 quarter-finals.

Match facts

  • This is Man United's 11th round of 16 tie (W6 L4), and their 18th participation in the UEFA Champions League knockout stages overall. 
  • This PSG's seventh successive UEFA Champions League campaign and they have reached the round of 16 on each occasion – although they are yet to match their 1994/95 achievement of reaching the semi-finals.
  • In 2017/18 United drew the first leg at Sevilla 0-0 but were beaten 2-1 in the home second leg. That ended a 21-match unbeaten run in Europe at Old Trafford (W17 D4), since a 2-1 reverse against Real Madrid in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League round of 16-second leg.
  • Those defeats against Sevilla and Madrid mean United have lost two of their last three home games at this stage of the UEFA Champions League. Their overall last-16 record at Old Trafford is W6 D1 L3.
  • Paris have won three of their six two-legged knockout ties against Premier League clubs although the most recent ended in defeat against United's local rivals Manchester City in the 2015/16 quarter-finals (2-2 home, 0-1 away). 
  • United also failed to win their first two home games in this season's group stage, drawing 0-0 with Valencia before a 1-0 loss against Juventus; they ended that three-match sequence without a victory by beating Young Boys 1-0 on matchday five.
  • After four successive quarter-final appearances between 2013 and 2016, Paris have lost at this stage in each of the last two seasons. In 2017/18 they went down 5-2 on aggregate to Real Madrid (1-3 away, 1-2 home); 12 months earlier, they had looked set for the quarter-finals after a 4-0 first-leg defeat of Barcelona at the Parc des Princes, only to go down 6-1 in Spain – a UEFA Champions League record comeback.
  • The French giants have twice beaten English opposition at this stage of the UEFA Champions League, overcoming Chelsea in both 2014/15 (1-1 home, 2-2 away) and 2015/16 (2-1 home, 2-1 away).
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