PSG again show they are Europe's 'biggest losers' and have only themselves to blame

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The curse has hit again. Since Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) took over at PSG in the summer 2011, the Champions League has only been synonymous with failure and disappointment for the Parisians.

The objective, publicly announced by the new owners on the completion of their takeover, was to win the whole thing within five seasons. After eight they are still far from it. They have spent hundreds of millions of euros, have changed managers four times, have restructured the club, have lobbied to be accepted by the big guns. Yet, they are the laughing stock of Europe right nike nfl jerseys china

Every big team in the world has one day gone through pain and heartache. Some in huge matches as well, with a trophy at stake. Ask Bayern Munich about May 1999 and their Champions League finals collapse against Man United at the Camp Nou. Ask Manchester United about May 2012 and the Sergio Aguero goal that robbed them of the Premier League title. Ask Atletico Madrid about May 2014 and Sergio Ramos' injury-time equaliser for rivals Real Madrid in the Champions League final.3

Usually you learn from it, you address the issues and you move forward so you don't make the same mistakes again and the nightmare doesn't repeat itself. For Paris, it is occurring too many times in the Champions League. Pretty much recurring every year. Demba Ba scored in the 87th minute in the quarterfinals for Chelsea back in 2014. Laurent Blanc tried a suicidal tactical coup at Manchester City in the quarterfinals in 2016. The Remontada in Barcelona in 2017, when Barca overturned a 4-0 first-leg lead, and the comeback by Manchester United in 2019, both at the last-16 stage.

The Parisians are cursed but they also have themselves to blame. Some of the issues have been there for a while. The lack of guidance at the top of the club. The lack of leadership on the pitch. The mental weaknesses and the complaisance at times. The big players not turning up when needed. The desire to cut off the past of the club by the new owners. And once again, a manager in charge who makes mistakes at a key nike nfl jerseys cheap

After the full time whistle on Wednesday, it was absolute chaos inside the Parc des Princes. The Emir of Qatar was there, looking incredulous. Sources have told ESPN that the club's chairman Al-Khelaifi, furious against the referee and the late penalty, smashed a door. Neymar had to be restrained as he tried to enter the officials' dressing room.

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