In-form Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) take on Maccabi Haifa in the UEFA Champions League 2022-23 match on October 26, 2022, at Parc des Princes in Paris. The match is scheduled to start at 12:30 AM Indian Standard Time (IST).
PSG, who are regarded as one of the favourites to win the UCL title, were held to a 1-1 draw against SL Benfica in their previous match in the competition. However, the Parisians bounced back in Ligue 1, winning back-to-back games against Marseille and Ajaccio, respectively.
Paris Saint-Germain are unbeaten in their last 30 matches across all competitions. The potent attacking trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr and Kylian Mbappe have fired PSG to the top of the Ligue 1 2022-23 points table, scoring 32 points with 10 wins and two draws in 12 games. The Parisians are level on points with Benfica in Group H of UCL 2022-23, but placed first, courtesy of a higher goal difference.
Meanwhile, the Israeli side, Maccabi Haifa, pulled off an unexpected coup against Juventus on Matchday 4 of the ongoing UEFA Champions League, beating the Old Lady of Turin 2-0 at the Sammy Ofer Stadium in Haifa. Despite the win, they remain at the bottom of the Group H points table this season.
Buoyant by the victory, Maccabi Haifa won two games on the bounce in the latest rounds of the Israeli Premier League 2022-23 to fend off the latest resurgence of Maccabi Tel Aviv in the competition and stay atop the points table with 21 points in nine matches.
PSG vs Maccabi Haifa head-to-head in the UEFA Champions League
Paris Saint-Germain have been regularly making it to the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League in the last decade. The Parisians reached their first final in the 2019-20 season, losing to Bayern Munich.
Maccabi Haifa were the first Israeli club to qualify for the group stages of the UCL in the 2002-03 season. This season is only their third appearance in the group stages of this tournament.
Paris Saint-Germain beat Maccabi Haifa 3-1 in Haifa in the only previous match between the two sides, which was held on Matchday 2 of the ongoing campaign. Messi, Neymar and Mbappe were all on the scoresheet for PSG.
Where to watch PSG vs Maccabi Haifa UEFA Champions League 2022-23 match live in India?
The Paris Saint-Germain vs Maccabi Haifa match will be telecast live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD TV channels in India.
Live streaming of the PSG vs Maccabi Haifa match will be available on the Sony LIV app and website.
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