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BerandaLigue 1Beyond Champions League: PSG's Definition of Success in Modern Football
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Beyond Champions League: PSG’s Definition of Success in Modern Football

Paris Saint-Germain has enjoyed dominance in the French league since its acquisition by Emir Qatar. However, achieving success in the Champions League remains an elusive dream.

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Rising to prominence as one of Europe’s giants since Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s acquisition in 2011 through Qatar Sports Investments, PSG’s financial injection made them one of the world’s wealthiest clubs.

With abundant funds, PSG constructed a formidable squad, consistently clinching nine Ligue 1 titles since 2011 and never finishing below second place.

Their supremacy extends to other domestic competitions, setting ambitious targets of conquering the Champions League. Notable efforts include securing Neymar, the world’s most expensive player, and the legendary Lionel Messi.

Yet, winning the Champions League proves more challenging than player acquisitions. PSG often finds themselves halted in the round of 16, reaching the final only once in the last seven seasons (5 times).

In that period, they faced defeat in the 2019/2020 final against Bayern Munich and a semifinal exit in the subsequent season. Armed with local talent Kylian Mbappe this season, PSG still aspires to claim the Champions League trophy.

However, PSG’s Head of Revenue, Marc Armstrong, emphasizes that Champions League success does not singularly define a club’s triumph.

“Success in football doesn’t solely hinge on winning the Champions League,” as quoted by BBC. “Do we want to win it? Yes. Over the past four seasons, we’ve reached the final and semifinal. We’ve been one of three teams consistently in the knockout stages since 2012/2013, alongside Real Madrid and Bayern Munich. We rank fourth in the UEFA coefficient.”

“But our chairman has been clear this summer with a new sporting strategy, stating that the Champions League is not an obsession,” adds Armstrong.

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