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Champions League: where to see Bayern-PSG and five questions about the match


DECRYPTION – Everything you need to know before the round of 16 second leg of C1 between Bayern Munich and PSG on Wednesday at the Allianz Arena.

Where and when to see Bayern-PSG?

Three weeks after Bayern's victory in the first leg, at the Parc des Princes (1-0), the two teams meet again this Wednesday at the Allianz Arena, for the second leg.

Kick off at 9 p.m.

A match broadcast on



RMC Sport 1


Of course, you can follow this round of 16 second leg of the Champions League live with commentary on our site.

After the match, report, notes and reactions will also be available on our site.

To discover

  • Champions League fixtures and results

What happened in the first leg?

Undefeated before the World Cup but already beaten four times in 2023 before facing FC Bayern, it was a PSG in full doubt who appeared on the lawn of the Parc des Princes three weeks ago.

Doubt and injuries, other players who had just returned from injury, some on one leg (Hakimi released at the break).

A time announced forfeit, Kylian Mbappé was finally on the bench.

Without him, Christophe Galtier had set up a flat 4-4-2 which had only one objective: to defend well and to round the back before the entry of number 7. Which gave rise to an astonishing spectacle in the first period, with an inoffensive PSG… against a small Bayern, well contained.

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The plan was almost perfect, except that the former titi Kingsley Coman shook the nets in the 54th minute, just before Mbappé entered the scene.

Gigio Donnarumma sparked to limit the damage with several big saves and Paris finally started to play, to attack, to push, even believing to equalize through... Mbappé, of course.

Goal canceled for an offside by Nuno Mendes.

Matter of centimeters!

Over the last quarter of an hour, PSG could clearly have hoped for better.

Over the whole match, Munich could and probably should have killed the suspense and left the French capital with a much greater advantage (0-1 final score).

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Can Kylian Mbappé change everything?

As we saw before his entry into play in the first leg and during the two previous defeats of PSG (OM, Monaco), the answer is undeniably "



There is a PSG with and a PSG without Bondy's crack.

It remains to be seen whether this will be enough to overthrow Bayern … “

Kylian Mbappé is a player who, by his profile, represents a danger.

He is the player who scores the most goals for PSG.

But it's a team sport

,” recalls Thomas Müller.

And to add: “

If our plan is effective, it will not be fun


One thing is certain: it is not the fact of having settled at the top of the historic ranking of PSG scorers that has satiated Mbappé, now at the head of a collection of 201 goals in Rouge et Bleu.


The 202nd or 203rd in Munich?

204, 205, we don't know!

“, he smiled on Saturday, after Nantes (4-2).

The objective is clear: we are going there to qualify and come back happy

,” he added.

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PSG with or without Hakimi?

Hit in the thigh against Bayern, Achraf Hakimi has missed the last three matches.

A priori, it is operational.

In any case, he trained on Tuesday.

But the main question concerns his state of mind: can you be 100% when you are under indictment for rape?

It will be up to the interested party and Galtier to decide.

Habitual understudy of the Moroccan, Nordi Mukiele also trained on Tuesday, he who suffered an Achilles tendon injury on Saturday.

Ditto for Marquinhos, injured in the ribs against the Canaries.

The three players are competitive, but we will take stock after training

“, slipped Galtier, carried by a certain optimism concerning his three uncertain during the traditional press conference on the eve of the match.

For Neymar and Presnel Kimpembe, no suspense: they are out for the rest of the season.

The absence of the first is a "


" for Paris-SG, but it also allows the Red and Blue to gain balance "

by the profile of the circles

", according to Galtier.

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Same thing for Manuel Neuer and Lucas Hernandez on the Bayern side.

Julian Nagelsmann can count on the rest of his vital forces, including the Senegalese Sadio Mané.

The second in the ranking of the last Ballon d'Or had not played in Paris.

He has appeared in FC Bayern's last two matches but he is not yet able to start, as the German coach said at a press conference.

Josip Stanisic is expected in the 11 as a right back.

The full PSG in training on Tuesday on the lawn of the Allianz Arena.


What results send PSG to the quarter-finals?

Since last season, the away goal no longer offers any particular advantage.

Clearly, Paris will have to win in Munich.

A victory by two goals or more would be synonymous with accession to the quarters.

If PSG lead by one goal after 90 minutes, the two teams will take it for another 30 minutes.

If the Parisians were still one goal ahead at the end of extra time, we would be entitled to a penalty shootout.

An exercise that is not particularly successful for French clubs, Rennes and Monaco having recently lost their illusions in C3.

Ditto for the Blues, beaten on penalties in the World Cup final and at the last Euro.

The name of the Swiss porter who frustrated Mbappé and company in 2021?

Yann Sommer, last rampart… of Bayern since this winter.

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Which PSG Wednesday night?

Certainly not the same as three weeks ago.

Playing, playing a lot more than what we did in the first leg.

With another game plan. The presence of Kylian (Mbappé) will bring much more depth and percussion, but it will be necessary to make sure to have more the ball and to be much higher on the ground, if possible to recover the ball much earlier in the opposing camp

, ”insists coach Galtier, who makes no secret about the game pattern. Barring a huge surprise, PSG will present themselves in 3-5-2 on Wednesday, at kick-off, with Mbappé / Messi, three midfielders, three centrals and the two pistons.


It will be necessary to have a much more aggressive behavior, much more conquering, and to achieve a much more complete match than in the first leg.

If we are in this state of mind, with this desire to do things, we can qualify

”, swears “Galette”.

PSG's probable 11

: Donnarumma - Danilo Pereira, Sergio Ramos, Marquinhos - Achraf Hakimi (or Nordi Mukiele), Vitinha, Marco Verratti, Fabian Ruiz, Nuno Mendes - Leo Messi, Kylian Mbappé.

Source: lefigaro

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