How PSG will benefit in Champions League clash with FC Barcelona

During the week of competition between PSG and FC Barcelona for the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals, the Parisian club will have an extra break for this competition

PSG will face Barcelona in the UCL and will be able to fully focus on this competition. / Xavier Laine/GettyImages
PSG will face Barcelona in the UCL and will be able to fully focus on this competition. / Xavier Laine/GettyImages / Xavier Laine/GettyImages

It has been confirmed that the match between PSG vs Lorient for matchday 29 of Ligue 1 will be postponed to April 24th, whereas previously it was expected to take place on April 14th. This whole issue is focused on the decision of the LFP board to prioritize European competitions for French clubs, placing Ligue 1 in second place.

The entire issue revolves around the attempt to accommodate the 3 French teams that are competing in the quarter-finals of European competitions. This benefit is aimed at ensuring that PSG, between the home and away matches against Barcelona, ​​has a longer rest period before facing the Spanish club. They will have a week of training without worries in the domestic league, establishing the goal of advancing to the next phase in the UCL as a priority.

PSG focuses on advancing in the UEFA Champions League

While the concern of the Parisian club no longer revolves around Ligue 1, with a few matches remaining, they are 12 points ahead of Brest, the club chasing them in second place with 47 points. Meanwhile, in the UEFA Champions League, they have a challenging path to continue advancing in this competition. However, with the assistance of the LFP, PSG will play the home and away matches against Barça in the quarter-finals consecutively, without matches between those two games.


The UCL has always been the dream of Parisians, and it seems that Luis Enrique has reignited their hopes in this competition after qualifying for the quarter-finals, following two years of being eliminated in the round of 16. This year, Paris Saint-Germain has proven to be an extremely competitive club, securing a great victory against Real Sociedad. The next challenge is focused on overcoming Barcelona in one of the best matchups of this stage of the UEFA Champions League.