Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, two clubs owners sheiks of the Persian Gulf, measure Wednesday sabers at the Parc des Princes in the first chapter of the battle in which both aim for the first time, reaching the semifinals of the Champions League.
Nourished of the millions of their owners, both clubs represent good the hallmarks of the new rich: overweening ambition formed template seated hit book and a distant European list of winners of the largest in the continent.
A policy that promises a clash of titans, a constellation of stars like few posters can now present in Europe.As a reward, a matter of pride, since both the Qatari owners of PSG as the City Emiratis have placed in the top European competition much of their hopes.
For both would be the first semifinals of the Champions League, although the French have already walked four times for the quarterfinals, which first discovered the English.
The rest of the team is the gala, four Brazilians in the defense (Marquinhos, Thiago Silva, David Luiz and Maxwell) plus Thiago Motta in midfield and Lucas at the tip.
Lower presents the set of Manuel Pellegrini, who will be without some of their stalwarts, but who arrives in Paris with the firm intention of returning to England with open tie.
The unique set of British living in the Champions defends the honor of the Premier League and knowing that the French have the poster favorite.
The Chilean coach has the lowest safe captain of the Belgian Vincent Kompany, plus the last question time until Joe Hart, Yaya Toure and Raheem Sterling.
Thus, in the absence of Kompany, it seems that the French Eliakim Mangala, heavily criticized for its poor performance since signing for £ 42 million from Porto in August 2014, will face with Ibrahimovic, which will be one of the keys to the English out alive from the French capital.
The good news for the Chilean tactician is that you can have midfielders Kevin De Bruyne and Samir Nasri, who last Saturday in the win over Bournemouth (0-4), again play an official game after several months out .