Last season, “Liverpool” was not considered by specialists, as a potential finalist of the Champions League. However, the famous club still made it to Kiev, where he failed miserably to play against Madrid “Real” (1: 3). This was preceded by the championship in the qualifying group E (three wins, three draws, the ratio of goals 23: 6).
Last season, PSG acted under the leadership of Unai Emery. The Spanish specialist collected all the national trophies (the Super Cup, the Cup of France, the League Cup, the gold of the League1), but did not go beyond the 1/8 finals of the Champions League. Exactly one year ago the Parisians were considered the main favorites of the tournament and saw them in Kiev. Before winter, the French giant lived up to expectations. The first place in Group B, the equality of points with the “Bavaria” and the superiority over the Germans on additional indicators. The victory over the German champion 3-0 accelerated the resignation of coach Carlo Ancelotti. The then vice-champion of France crossed into the playoffs with Real Madrid and lost to him at home and home.