The UEFA Champions League is all set to feature a highly anticipated match between Paris Saint Germain and FC Barcelona tonight at Parc Des Princes. This season might be the last season for Kylian Mbappe with PSG, as he is heavily linked with Real Madrid. Meanwhile, it is also the final season for Barca boss Xavi Hernandez.

The first leg will take place tonight at Parc Des Princes, the home of PSG. Over the past few years, PSG have made unbelievable investments only to win the UCL for the first time. 

“PSG have a team made to win the Champions League and they have one of the best coaches in the world, Luis Enrique,” Barca boss Xavi Hernandez also said in the press conference. Let’s see how far they can go this year in this competition.

Stats & Facts

  • PSG have played 12 games against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League, and the records are perfectly balanced between the two teams. Both PSG and Barcelona won four games each, and the remaining four matches ended in a draw.
  • Barcelona have lost only four away games by four goals in the Champions League, and one of these defeats came against PSG.
  • PSG’s heaviest defeat in the Champions League was against FC Barcelona. In 2017, Barcelona humiliated PSG at Camp Nou by defeating them by a 6-1 margin.
  • The last time Barcelona played in the quarterfinal of the Champions League was in 2020 when they were eliminated by Bayern Munich. 
  • The last time Barcelona progressed from the quarterfinal was in the 2018-2019 season when they knocked out Manchester United and advanced to the semifinal.

Team News

Although Kylian Mbappe is likely to leave PSG this summer, he will start the match tonight against Barcelona. Former Barca player Ousmane Dembele has recovered from an injury and is ready to meet his previous team.

Lucas Hernandez, Warren Zaire-Emery, Bradley Barcola, and Nuno Mendes were given a rest during the weekend, but they will return tonight against Barcelona.

As for Barcelona, Gavi, and Alejandro Balde are still out of the squad due to their respective injury. However, Pedri, Andreas Christensen, and Frenkie de Jong have recovered and trained with the squad. They might make their return tonight.

Possible Lineup for Paris Saint-Germain

Donnarumma; Zaire-Emery, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Mendes; Lee, Ugarte, Vitinha; Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe

Possible Lineup for Barcelona:

Ter Stegen; Kounde, Cubarsi, Araujo, Cancelo; De Jong, Gundogan, Lopez; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha

Prediction: PSG 2-2 Barcelona

After having a difficult start to the season, Barcelona are now getting their form back. They are still in the title race in La Liga. However, Paris Saint Germain, as the home side, will get an extra advantage due to their home ground. But they have always struggled in the Champions League against the big names.

Betfair Odds

PSG: 1.97

Draw: 3.80

Barcelona: 3.76

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