Match preview: PSG vs. Newcastle, a final for both teams

Newcastle United FC v Paris Saint-Germain: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24
Newcastle United FC v Paris Saint-Germain: Group F - UEFA Champions League 2023/24 / Visionhaus/GettyImages

The stage is set for a highly anticipated and redemptive clash as PSG takes on Newcastle United this Tuesday at Parc des Princes, as part of the fifth matchday of the UEFA Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain, currently sitting in the second position of the group with 6 points, finds themselves in a crucial situation. After suffering a surprising 4-1 defeat in the first leg at St James' Park against Newcastle, the Parisians are determined to turn the tables and secure their spot in the tournament's next phase.

Under the guidance of coach Luis Enrique, the team enters this encounter with heightened morale following their resounding 5-2 victory against AS Monaco in Ligue 1, which has bolstered the team's confidence and cohesion.

However, PSG won't be at full strength for this pivotal match as two of their key players, Marquinhos and Warren Zaire-Emery, will miss out due to minor injuries, posing an additional challenge for the Parisian side.

On the other hand, Newcastle United, currently occupying the fourth position in the group with 4 points, also seeks to solidify their path to the next phase. With a remarkable 4-1 victory over Chelsea in their recent outing, the English side heads into this clash with a surge of motivation and determination.

Nevertheless, Newcastle might face significant absences in their lineup as Joe Willock and Sean Longstaff could be sidelined for the match, potentially impacting the team's structure in this crucial European showdown.

For PSG, victory is imperative. A win would secure their passage to the next phase, but a defeat would complicate their prospects, leaving them reliant on other results to progress in the competition.

With both teams buoyed by recent triumphs, key absentees in their lineups, and a pressing need to gather points, the clash at Parc des Princes promises to be a match filled with excitement, strategy, and determination from two sides hungry for redemption and advancement in the Champions League.