Champions League stakes for Paris Saint-Germain
Paris Saint-Germain have had many European adventures within its history, but the Champions League remains to this day the ultimate goal of the Red and Blue. Although the club has managed to qualify for the quarter-finals on five occasions since 2013, they have each time come up against a formidable opponent, whether it be Barcelona twice, Chelsea or Manchester City. In the 2017-18 edition of the competition, the Parisians' journey ended at the Round of 16 stage against future winners Real Madrid. In 2018-19 season, Thiago Silva's teammates lost against Manchester United, despite a very convincing performance in the first leg at Old Trafford and a 2-0 win.
In recent years, the history of Paris Saint-Germain has been marked by landmark matches: the 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in the Round of 16 of the 2014-15 edition, the 4-0 victory at Parc against Barcelona on February 14th, 2017, the 2-1 win over Liverpool FC in the group stages of the 2018-19 edition, or the 4 - 1 victory at Camp Nou as part of 2020-21 edition Round of 16.
After having defeated Borussia Dortmund in the Round of 16, Atalanta Bergame in the Round of 8 and Red Bull Leipzig in the Round of 4, the Parisians qualified for the first Champions League final in their history. Opposed to Bayern Munchen, the Red and Blue were only defeated 1 - 0, with a goal from French international Kingsley Coman.