Today Paris Saint-Germain will realise a seven year dream as the famous name finds itself in the hat with 31 other European entities for the UEFA Champions League draw.
Qatar Sports Investment laid out the blue print in the summer of last year to qualify for Europe’s elite competition which has subsequently opened the door for marquee names such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to make the move to Paris.
Former coach Antoine Kombouare deserves a massive pat on the back for getting the ball rolling for Carlo Ancelotti to complete the job in the spring. Once again PSG will be sharing the spotlight with the continents biggest clubs, even harbouring dreams of going afar in the competition as well.
The club is in the third pot along with teams such as Olympiakos, Ajax, Anderlecht and Juventus.
Pot One: Chelsea, Barcelona, Real Madrid, Manchester United, Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Porto, AC Milan.
Pot Two: Valencia, Benfica, Shakhtar Donetsk, Zenit St Petersburg, Schalke, Manchester City, Braga, Dynamo Kiev.
Pot Three: Olympiakos, Ajax, Anderlecht, Juventus, Lille, Spartak Moscow, Paris Saint-Germain, Galatasaray.
Pot Four: Celtic, Borussia Dortmund, BATE Borisov, Dinamo Zagreb, CFR Cluj, Malaga, Montpellier, FC Nordsjaelland.
The draw takes place from 16:45 (GMT).
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