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The first (and only) English-speaking podcast devoted entirely to Paris Saint-Germain. Subscribe to listen to PSG Talking, the flagship show from the PSG Talk Podcast Network where we offer insightful analysis on the latest matches, transfer rumors, and so much more!

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The first (and only) English-speaking podcast devoted entirely to Paris Saint-Germain. Subscribe to listen to PSG Talking, the flagship show from the PSG Talk Podcast Network where we offer insightful analysis on the latest matches, transfer rumors, and so much more!

    Bayern Munich Was Arrogant Against Paris Saint-Germain

    Bayern Munich Was Arrogant Against Paris Saint-Germain

    It's been an up-and-down season for Paris Saint-Germain but when the bright lights of the UEFA Champions League are on, they've delivered more often than not.
    On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume Delaporte) and https://twitter.com/COKllstrm (Carl-Oscar Källström) to break down PSG's surprising https://www.uefa.com/uefachampionsleague/match/2029488--bayern-vs-paris/ (3-2 victory over Bayern Munich) in the quarter-final of the Champions League.
    We begin the show with our overall thoughts on the result. Most PSG Talk contributors were cautiously optimistic about PSG's chances but scoring three away goals against arguably the best team in Europe was unexpected.
    Statistically, Bayern dominated PSG everywhere except for goals scored, and the reason why could be blamed on their arrogance in thinking they could get away with a high defensive line like they did in last season's Champions League final. This time, Kylian Mbappé was able to exploit the high line to the https://psgtalk.com/2021/04/video-neymar-dazzles-with-a-superb-assist-to-mbappe-for-the-opener-against-bayern-munich/ (tune of two goals). Will Hans-Dieter Flick set up his team the same way in the return leg knowing he needs goals to advance to the next round or can PSG expect a tactical change?
    After the match, much of the conversation centered around who wasn't on the pitch for Bayern. Robert Lewandowski was out injured and many speculated that if he were fit, he would have finished several of Bayern's scoring opportunities. However, PSG was without Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes, and was down to their https://psgtalk.com/2021/04/official-lineup-neymar-and-mbappe-set-to-lead-psgs-attack-for-the-champions-league-showdown-against-bayern-munich/ (third-string full-backs). Should Mauricio Pochettino and PSG get more credit for this result considering who they were without?
    Towards the end of the show, we switch gears slightly and discuss a recent https://www.nytimes.com/2021/04/06/sports/soccer/champions-league-psg-paris.html (New York Times) article in which the author writes about the plethora of talent in the Paris region and PSG's inability to bring those players through their academy and into the starting lineup. Could PSG's new training facility make the difference and help the club keep the best players in the French capital?
    We close the show by discussing other results around the Champions League including whether Borussia Dortmund can pull off the upset over Manchester City.
    As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.
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    • 54 min
    We're Feeling Something, Not Sure What It Is

    We're Feeling Something, Not Sure What It Is

    The international break is underway but there is still plenty to discuss when it comes to Paris Saint-Germain.
    On the latest PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt), https://twitter.com/cosesinho (Cose), and https://twitter.com/Ofthedoor1 (Guillaume) to evaluate the state of the club at a pivotal point in the season.
    We begin the show with a recap of PSG's 4-2 win over Olympique Lyonnais that saw Les Parisiens move to the top of the Ligue 1 table. Has PSG become a team that performs at its best when the pressure is at its highest? Also, we analyze what Mauricio Pochettino has done tactically to get https://psgtalk.com/2021/03/video-mbappe-scores-the-opener-against-lyon-for-19th-ligue-1-goal-of-the-season/ (the most out of Kylian Mbappé).
    Next, the panel shares their thoughts on the UEFA Champions League quarter-final draw against FC Bayern Munich. Have the Germans gotten worse since last year's final? Is being the underdog actually a good thing for PSG?
    We conclude the show by discussing https://twitter.com/FabrizioRomano/status/1374004864846598151?s=20 (Neymar Jr.'s impending contract) situation and whether the club should put provisions in place to protect themselves given his injury history. We also answer a few questions sent in by listeners.
    As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.
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    • 57 min
    Navas Denies Barcelona Remontada Sequel

    Navas Denies Barcelona Remontada Sequel

    Whew! It was downright painful to watch but Paris Saint-Germain are through to the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League after a 1-1 draw against FC Barcelona (5-2 on aggregate).
    On the latest episode of PSG Talking, I'm thrilled to be joined by https://twitter.com/its_jcj (James) and https://twitter.com/COKllstrm (Carl-Oscar), two contributors we haven't had on the show in a while but are passionate PSG supporters who know their stuff.
    We begin with our overall thoughts on a match that most supporters would call disappointing. Sure, PSG drew and advanced to the next round over their European rivals, but Barcelona's dominating performance definitely puts manager, Mauricio Pochettino, under the microscope (especially after the decision to start Julian Draxler).
    Miraculously, PSG did score first https://psgtalk.com/2021/03/video-mbappe-calmly-scores-a-penalty-goal-to-give-psg-a-dominating-5-1-champions-league-tie-lead-over-barcelona/ (via a Kylian Mbappé penalty) in the first half and we debate whether the penalty should have been given at all after incidental contact on Mauro Icardi.
    Speaking of penalties, the match turned on its head right before halftime when Layvin Kurzawa conceded a penalty. Lionel Messi, coming off a https://www.cbssports.com/soccer/news/messis-wonder-goal-vs-psg-may-have-been-his-last-in-the-champions-league-with-barcelona/ (rocket shot to tie the game), stepped up to take the penalty that was ultimately saved by Keylor Navas.
    That effort alone would have made Navas the https://psgtalk.com/2021/03/navas-won-champions-league-man-of-the-match-honors-for-the-performance-against-barcelona/ (Man of the Match) but the Costa Rica international made one spectacular save after another on the night and he showed why PSG moved on from players like Alphonse Areola and Kevin Trapp.
    In the second half, Pochettino used all of his substitutions, including taking off the struggling Kurzawa for Abdou Diallo. We discuss the manager's decisions, Diallo's surprisingly excellent performance, and how Angel Di Maria helped PSG close out the game.
    We wrap up the show by discussing the team's we hope PSG draws in the quarter-finals, whether Messi will come to PSG in the summer, and TV shows/movies we're watching at the moment. After that 90 minutes of hanging on for dear life, I think we all could benefit from watching something non-football.
    As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.
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    • 58 min
    Ligue 1 Title Race; Neymar's Return; Barcelona Preview

    Ligue 1 Title Race; Neymar's Return; Barcelona Preview

    For Paris Saint-Germain supporters, March 10, will either bring closure to one of https://lapelotita.com/2021/02/15/barcelona-vs-psg-from-cruyff-to-messi-the-story-of-a-feud/ (Europe's biggest football feuds) or, re-open a gaping wound that the club may never recover from. No pressure!
    On this episode of PSG Talking, I'm joined by https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt), https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), and https://twitter.com/cosesinho (Cose) to discuss PSG's recent performances in Ligue 1, Neymar Jr.'s return from injury, the return leg against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, and so much more.
    Up first, it's all about the battle for Ligue 1. Currently, PSG sits two points behind Lille OSC in the table thanks to an https://en.as.com/en/2021/02/22/football/1613974057_346887.html (inexplicable loss to AS Monaco) following the 4-1 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League tie. PSG was able to rebound against Dijon FCO and Girondins de Bordeaux, but how confident should fans be that PSG can defend their title?
    Next, we switch gears to talk Champions League and Neymar in particular. The PSG superstar is back in training but should the club risk further injury by https://psgtalk.com/2021/03/report-psg-remains-hopeful-that-neymar-will-play-against-barcelona-in-the-champions-league-return-fixture/ (rushing him)? Considering Barcelona's recent https://www.si.com/soccer/2021/03/03/barcelona-sevilla-comeback-copa-del-rey-video-pique-braithwaite-dembele (comeback against Sevilla FC in the Copa del Rey), PSG could use all the firepower they can get to see out this tie and advance to the next round.
    Our crew shares their predictions for the match as well as potential starting lineup options for Mauricio Pochettino to consider. We may get some insight into what the manager is thinking this Saturday when PSG takes on Stade Brestois 29 in the Coupe de France.
    We wrap up the show with some light-hearted conversation about https://www.instagram.com/p/CL5C92dsrCY/ (Juan Bernat's birthday cake), Everton FC supporters, and we share some of the TV shows and movies that are keeping us occupied between matches.
    As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts.
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    • 49 min
    Did Paris Saint-Germain Kill Barcelona?

    Did Paris Saint-Germain Kill Barcelona?

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    Paris Saint-Germain's https://psgtalk.com/2021/02/psg-became-the-first-french-team-to-pick-up-a-champions-league-win-against-barcelona-at-the-camp-nou/ (4-1 win) over FC Barcelona in the Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League was predicted by very few but celebrated by every supporter around the globe.
    On the latest PSG Talking podcast, I welcome Mel, https://twitter.com/psgtourist (Matt), https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), and Ty to break down the game and pinpoint just how Mauricio Pochettino got it so right against PSG's hated European rivals.
    We start by asking the panel to give their overall thoughts on the match. From Leandro Paredes' masterclass in midfield to Layvin Kurzawa surprisingly strong performance at left-back, we discuss the players who made it all happen for Paris.
    One player who deserves a lot of credit for the result is Kylian Mbappé who https://psgtalk.com/2021/02/mbappe-now-the-3rd-player-ever-to-score-a-champions-league-hat-trick-against-barcelona/ (scored a hat-trick on the night). After struggling to score in the Champions League under the previous manager, Thomas Tuchel, what did Pochettino do to unlock Mbappé?
    Later in the show, I ask whether or not this result has killed Barcelona. Lionel Messi is https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2898705-report-lionel-messi-ends-barcelona-contract-talks-prepared-to-leave-in-2021 (out of contract at the end of the season) and the reported https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/football/article-8917805/Barcelona-deep-financial-turmoil-720m-debt-administration-talk-premature.html (financial issues at the club) are dire. It could be a long time until we see this club seriously challenging for a Champions League title and PSG played a large part in that.
    The show concludes with a discussion about whether Neymar Jr. should play in the return leg against Barcelona if he's not 100% healthy. If he does and scores a goal, should he celebrate?
    As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. You can also show your support by visiting http://manscaped.com/ (Manscaped.com) and using the code PSGTALK at checkout for 20% off and free shipping.
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    • 53 min
    Concern Sets in For Fans as PSG Prepares For Barcelona

    Concern Sets in For Fans as PSG Prepares For Barcelona

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    It's that time of year again. The knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League begins on Tuesday, February 16, for Paris Saint-Germain and as luck would have it, they face their most hated European rival–FC Barcelona.
    On this episode of PSG Talking, recording on Valentine's Day, I'm joined by fellow contributors https://twitter.com/typoundsign (Ty), https://twitter.com/Teague13 (James), and https://twitter.com/ofthedoor1 (Guillaume), to preview the highly anticipated Round of 16 tie between PSG and Barcelona.
    Up first, we check in with Ty who gives us a recap of Barcelona's season so far and explains how they're just hitting their stride at the right time. He also names a few players who could cause major issues for Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, and the rest of PSG's defense.
    Next, we discuss the impact of https://www.espn.com/soccer/paris-saint-germain/story/4312465/psgs-neymar-injured-ahead-of-barcelona-match-in-champions-league (Neymar Jr.'s injury). Should Mauricio Pochettino have risked him mid-week against Ligue 2's Stade Malherbe Caen? How big of a blow is this to PSG as they prepare for Barcelona?
    We also debate PSG's best formation and lineup for the clash against Barcelona? Should Moise Kean get the start? Is Layvin Kurzawa the best option at left-back? Should Marquinhos play defensive midfielder? Tactically, should PSG go down fighting or park the bus?
    The show concludes with us finishing a simple sentence, "PSG will advance past Barcelona IF..."
    As always, thank you for listening, and be sure to subscribe and rate the show wherever you download your podcasts. You can also show your support by visiting http://manscaped.com/ (Manscaped.com) and using the code PSGTALK at checkout for 20% off and free shipping.
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