Cédric Chasseur / Photo credits: FRANCK FIFE / AFP 7:15 a.m., March 1, 2024

Start of the 24th day of Ligue 1 this Friday evening with the match between Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco, 3rd in the standings.

A meeting which comes four days before the round of 16 second leg of the Champions League against Real Sociedad.

A meeting that looks like a dress rehearsal before the big European meeting on Tuesday.

A visit to the Principality far from trivial.

This meeting against AS Monaco will be the last trip to the Rock for a certain Kylian Mbappé with PSG.

He who was revealed to the general public in Monaco.

Mbappé remains on an exit at the hour mark, last Sunday against Rennes.

A decision always assumed by Parisian coach Luis Enrique. 

“Prepare well for the trip against Real Sociedad”

“What is important for me is to have the peace of mind to seek the best solutions for the team at a given moment. Even if it seems unjustifiable or incomprehensible.”

Except that this time, against Monaco, it will be difficult for the Spanish technician to do without his star and his sure values.

This is in any case the opinion of the Europe 1 consultant, Alain Giresse: “It’s a sort of remobilization. We are going to get closer to a team which represents, to some extent, the typical team for precisely planning towards the Champions League". 


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And there's no question of taking your foot off the gas.

It will be necessary to increase the intensity and produce the game, according to former Parisian Jimmy Algerino: "Paris Saint-Germain has everything to gain from it, to use the intensity, to make the impact, to put in a great performance against Monaco and also in the league because they have been less good for a few matches. And above all, prepare well for the trip against Real Sociedad."

Especially since Paris Saint-Germain remains on two complicated trips to the Principality.

Two matches which ended in heavy defeats (3-1 and 3-0).