Ligue 1 – Pursuit of Domination
In the 2020-2021 Ligue 1 season, PSG aimed to continue their domestic dominance. Under the management of Thomas Tuchel, the team displayed their attacking prowess, led by the formidable trio of Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, and Ángel Di María. Despite facing strong competition from clubs like Lille OSC and AS Monaco, PSG fought fiercely to regain their title.
UEFA Champions League Campaign
PSG’s performance in the UEFA Champions League was a focal point of their 2021 season. With their star-studded lineup, including Neymar and Mbappé, the team aimed to secure their first-ever Champions League title. Under the guidance of Mauricio Pochettino, who replaced Tuchel during the season, PSG advanced through the group stage and navigated their way to the semi-finals. However, they were eliminated by Manchester City in a closely contested tie, falling short of their ultimate goal.
Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue
In addition to their league and European pursuits, PSG also participated in domestic cup competitions. In the Coupe de France, they reached the final, facing AS Monaco. PSG put on a dominant display, securing a resounding victory to lift the trophy. However, in the Coupe de la Ligue, the team was eliminated in the quarter-finals by RC Lens, marking a disappointing exit from the competition.
Managerial Transition – Tuchel to Pochettino
PSG underwent a managerial change during the 2020-2021 season. Despite leading the team to the Champions League final the previous season, Thomas Tuchel was replaced by Mauricio Pochettino in January 2021. Pochettino’s arrival brought fresh ideas and tactical adjustments to the team, aiming to further enhance PSG’s performances both domestically and in Europe.
Key Transfers and Squad Adjustments
PSG made significant moves in the transfer market to strengthen their squad in 2021. Notable signings included the acquisition of defensive stalwart Sergio Ramos from Real Madrid, as well as the addition of versatile midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum from Liverpool. These signings aimed to bolster the team’s defensive solidity and midfield creativity, complementing their star-studded attacking lineup.