PSG last year did not change its tradition and easily won the French championship, breaking away from the closest pursuer in the person of “Lille” by 16 points. Parisians were also stable in the Champions League – another sensational departure from Manchester United in the 1/8 finals. In addition, the team of Thomas Tuchel did not live up to the predictions of the fans in the French Cup, having lost the Rennes final and dropped out of the League Cup at the quarter-final stage.
For Real Madrid, last season was also unsuccessful – only bronze in the championship, relegation from Ajax to the Champions League 1/8 finals, failure in the Spanish Cup. In the summer, the “creamy” tried to seriously strengthen themselves by inviting Eden Azar, Luka Jovic, Ferlan Mendi, Eder Militan, spending over 300 million euros on transfers.