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After four triumphs in the UEFA Champions League with his former side, Barcelona, all eyes will be on Lionel Messi to see if he can lead his new team, Paris Saint-Germain, to their first win of the coveted trophy.

Ever since the Qatar Investment Authority began to bankroll the club, they have gone from a middle-of-the-road Ligue 1 challenger to one of Europe’s elite clubs. That transformation, of course, has not come cheap, with millions of euros invested in several players and managers. The ultimate prize – the Champions League – has so far remained elusive. Standing between Messi and his teammates to clinching a quarterfinal ticket are Spanish giants Real Madrid.

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There is no comparing the two teams when it comes to success in the European Cup, with Real Madrid the most successful team in the competition with 13 wins, while PSG are still waiting for their first silverware in Europe’s leading tournament. They have reached the final and semi-finals in the last two editions,…



Source: Complete Sports