69% of football fans were surprised by PSG’s performance at the Camp Nou on Tuesday, February 16, in the quarter-finals, first stage of the Champions League (4-1 away win). As a result, 46% of French and 57% of football fans believe PSG are capable of winning their debut event this season, with indices of 16 and 14 points in one week.
However, beware of the cold shower: just over half of football fans fear a new “renewal” in the return game on Wednesday 10 March at the Parc des Princes. Finally, 71% of French and 83% of football fans believe that PSG must do everything to keep Killian out of his mouth. Here are the main findings of the latest survey conducted by Odoxa for RTL.
The survey was conducted using the Internet quota system on Wednesday 17 and Thursday 18 February 2021 with a sample of 1,005 people. Representative of the French population aged 18 and over, including 402 football fans. Discover the details of this study.
1. Amateurs are surprised by such a show
Prior to this first phase, many questioned the ability of Parisians to qualify. The injuries of Neymar and Di Maria have heightened this pessimism. The Parisians still won extensively at the Camp Nou and This result was a big surprise: 69% of football fans say yes.
Despite Barça in difficulties, the 4-1 win over Lionel Messi’s teammates is therefore far from being trivial for football fans; They did not think this PSG was capable of achieving this achievement and it undermines their view of the potential of this team.
2. Paris is again nominated for the coronation
This victory against Barça completely spoils the predictions of French and football fans in the club’s European track this year. Last week, just before this game, they were the only 30% and 43% who thought the club was capable of winning the Champions League this year.
In one week these indicators rose by 16 and 14 points. Today, 46% of French and 57% of football fans believe in this team that will raise the trophy with big ears At the end of the season. A single meeting can thus revive a permanent staff with difficulty for several months.
3. A new “remountada” that is taken seriously
The Parisians already knew the taste of gun control at FC Barcelona: four years ago they won 4-0 at home with a full game. It was hard to see how the other leg could reverse the trend. And yet it happened : By a 6-1 victory, Barça achieved one of the greatest achievements in the history of the Champions League.
Most recently, in 2019, Back to Manchester, Won 2-0 in the first round and the 3-1 winner in the park again burned the supporters. These traumas still exist in many football fans.. Careful, 51% of them pretend to us that they are afraid of a new “reassembly”. 9% fear it a lot
4. Do everything to keep Mbappé
Three-time author Killian Mabfa was the man of this historic game for PSG. His performance was such that 55% of French and 68% of football fans believe he has “changed dimension” with this game. They even come to doubt PSG’s second star: Neymar, who was injured because of this confrontation with his former club. For 54% and 66% of them, the French striker is better when the Brazilian is not on the pitch.
One thing is for sure for the French: PSG must do everything to keep Killian Mbabane (71% and 83% of football fans think so). The club wants to extend his contract for several weeks. Losing your bloc would be a mistake for the French. Only 22 years old, a native of Bondi, can indeed be the best player in the world according to 70% of them and 84% of football fans (an increase of 5 points in one month).