Our prediction for this Champions League match:
PSG will be aiming to build on a thrilling 3-0 win over star-studded Real Madrid when they face Galatasaray in Istanbul in their second group game. Les Parisiens have big ambitions for the 2019/2020 Champions League season and the fact that Neymar did not leave the club in the summer transfer window is surely giving fans a reason for optimism, speaking of the race for the trophy.
The good news for PSG boss Thomas Tuchel is that French rising star Kylian Mbappe has overcome his injury. Galatasaray, on the other hand, did well to hold Club Brugge to a draw at Jan Breydelstadion in their opener, but they will have a much bigger fish to fry against the big-spending French champions. Kylian Mbappe is likely to help les Parisiens improve offensively and his return to the starting line-up is the main reason why we are going to put our money on Thomas Tuchel’s team.
Highlighted Player (Christian Luyindama):
Christian Luyindama is a Congolese footballer who plays for Galatasaray in the Turkish Super Lig. Luyindama played for the likes of DCMP and Sanga Balende before starting his senior career at TP Mazembe.
The DR Congo international then moved to Belgian side Standard Liege, scoring 8 goals in 58 appearances for the club in the national championship. In 2019 he decided to take a step forward in his career as he signed a loan deal with Galatasaray. Luyindama, who was born in Kinshasa on January 8, 1994, eventually signed a permanent deal with the Turkish outfit.
Speaking of his international career, the 191-cm tall centre-back made his Congo DR debut in a 2-0 win over Botswana on June 5, 2017. Christian Luyindama represented his country at the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations, making three appearances for the Leopards at the showpiece tournament in Egypt.
Highlighted Team (PSG):
Formed by the merger of Paris FC and Stade Saint-Germain in 1970, Paris Saint-Germain or as they call it PSG is the most successful club in French football with 31 domestic titles to their name. Having won six Ligue 1 title so far, a record ten Coupes de France, a record six Coupes de la Ligue, six Trophees des Champions and one Ligue 2 title, PSG are also one of only two French clubs to ever win a European title.
Les Parisiens were crowned UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup champions back in 1995-96, while their last European trophy was the 2001 UEFA Intertoto Cup. Beginning of the new millennium was particularly hard for the celebrated club who flirted with relegation in 2000s before they were bought by the Quatar Sports Investments group in 2011 when the rebirth of the Paris Saint-Germain as we know it today began.
Following heavy squad investments and team boosting, PSG won their first Ligue 1 title in 19 years with Swedish legend Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost singlehandedly leading his side towards the trophy with 30 goals. Having established domestic dominance, PSG now set their sights on winning the Champions League which remains an elusive dream for the club from Paris.