Manchester United must end Champions League record to progress past PSG
Posted By: Dj Devoskid
on February 13, 2019
Manchester United must end an incredible Champions League statistic if they are to overturn Tuesday night’s defeat by PSG and reach the quarter-finals. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s men have a mountain to climb after being beaten 2-0 at Old Trafford, when goals from Presnel Kimpembe and Kylian Mbappe handed the Ligue 1 leaders a crucial first-leg advantage.
And the size of the task at hand has now been laid bare, with no side in history having progressed in the competition after losing at home by at least two goals. Before United’s defeat on Tuesday, there had been 89 previous instances of a team losing by two or more goals in their first leg of a knockout tie.
Just 12 of those progressed (13.5 per cent) to the next stage, but every one of them were playing at home during the second leg. United must travel to Paris for their return fixture at the Parc des Princes on March 6. PSG are unbeaten at home in all competitions this season. In total, 34 teams have attempted to overcome a two or more goal deficit away from home in the second leg. None have been successful.
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