More than a decade has passed since Qatari capital acquired PSG. Since then, luxury footballers, expensive players and irrelevant French titles have been the protagonists of the future of the most important club in the French capital. But beyond the obvious local success, the primary motive for this investment, the ultimate goal of a project built solely on the basis of gold, lies in continental glory. Reality is sometimes foreign to desires and, 13 years after its rebirth, Paris Saint-Germain continues to have an empty European Cup window. The Parisians’ winding journey in the Champions League began with enthusiasm, but the eliminations suffered against a once powerful Barcelona, ​​including the famous return to Camp Nou that some write in capital letters, the final lost against Bayern Munich in the middle of a pandemic or Following Real Madrid’s recent morale blows, they have turned all that hope into obsession. Geniuses like Messi, Neymar or Di María left the France team with an incomplete goal and disappointment as a flag, but always with Kylian Mbappé in his squad – despite his unbearable way of picking the daisy in relation to his future -, PSG is clutching at straws in the round of 16 of this edition, an event that begins this Wednesday evening (9:00 p.m., Movistar Champions League) against Real Sociedad at Parque de los Príncipes. Related news standard No warning from Real Sociedad to its supporters traveling to Paris: they must at all costs avoid line 10 of the Miguel Zarza metro It is precisely during this first knockout round of the highest continental competition that PSG fell in the last two campaigns (Madrid and Bayern). Both defeats were accompanied by internal fires, although, in an organization so prone to chaos, nothing seems to have changed despite the passage of time. Luis Enrique arrived on the Parisian bench this summer and, flaunting his friendly relations with the microphones, he experienced clashes with the press from time to time; Mbappé, once again, questioned his continuity; the adaptation of recruits like Asensio or Dembélé was slow… In any case, in this whirlwind of problems and without much joy, PSG is showing consistency in a Ligue 1 that it will raise without much opposition – but It’s difficult to measure the real level of Parisians in a competition where they win by inertia. Meanwhile, his experience in the group stages of this Champions League showed both his immense quality and his infuriating coldness. PSG suffered a lot to reach the round of 16, they are even tied on points with the third team in their group, Milan. But despite their uncertain football, the talent of men like Zaire-Emery or the aforementioned Mbappé was decisive in avoiding an early debacle. Two antagonistic versions of Real Sociedad “We have to take the ball away from them as soon as possible, which is very difficult, and not lose it, which is also very difficult. They are the team that has received the fewest goals, they press very well. “They are one of the best teams in the competition,” described Luis Enrique for Real Sociedad; this same team which amazed Europe in the first part of the season but which is having a confusing start to the year in the League, where fourth place looms on the horizon. The two opposing versions, the local and the continental, draw a paradigm of uncertainty in the Guipuzcoan team. Even if the level displayed in this Champions League, this superlative football with which they were group champions against Inter, makes San Sebastian dream. With the confirmed absences of Becker (muscle injury) and Elustondo (accumulation of yellow cards), but under the leadership of players like Brais, Kubo, Zubimendi and Merino, Imanol Alguacil’s men will try to get back to winning ways after four matches without knowing anything about her.