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PSG receives Barcelona this Wednesday as part of the return leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League.
The Parisians had already won the first round, 4 goals to 1, in Barcelona in mid-February.
Barcelona would therefore have to score at least three goals without taking any to hope to stay in the competition.
PSG will have to do, once again, without several of its stars.
Neymar, not fully recovered from his injury, is forfeited.
Juan Bernat (who is continuing his rehabilitation after the knee injury) and Moise Kean (in isolation after testing positive for Covid-19) are also not in the game.
The tension around the match is strong, as well as the expectations of the Parisian supporters.
They keep in mind the last PSG-Barcelona match, four years ago, already for the Champions League: after a 4-0 victory in the first leg, the Parisians lost 1-6 in the return match ... A Catalan "remorada" that they want to forget.
minute by minute ⤵️
The composition of Barça.
And here is the starting XI decided by Ronald Koeman: ter Stengen, Mingueza - de Jong - Lenglet, Dest - Busquets - Pedri - Alba, Dembélé - Griezmann
Barça's 1⃣1⃣ to attempt the recovery # PSGBarça pic.twitter.com/wP20PfvWG1
- FC Barcelona (@fcbarcelona_fra) March 10, 2021
The composition of PSG.
Here is the starting eleven decided by Pochettino to face Barcelona: Navas, Florenzi - Marquinhos - Lenglet - Kurzawa, Paredes - Gueye, Draxler - Verratti - Mbappé
The 1⃣1⃣ of Parisian departure!
👊🔴🔵 # UCL |
- Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) March 10, 2021
The Draxler surprise.
Julian Draxler is titular, this Wednesday evening, against Barcelona.
The German is chosen by Mauricio Pochettino to occupy the right lane of the Parisian attack instead of Angel Di Maria, considered a little short physically.
A rough night for the Barcelona team.
Parisian supporters fired fireworks last night near the Pullman where Barça players were sleeping.
A PSG fan, who had booked a room in the hotel, triggered the fire alarm.
So many events that disrupted the sleep of Lionel Messi's teammates.
We meet again this Wednesday to comment on the long-awaited return match in the Champions League between PSG and Barcelona.
The Parisians have the opportunity to take their revenge after their memorable elimination from the competition, four years ago, by the Catalans.