The Round of 16 of the UEFA Champions League starts tonight with the match between Paris Saint-German and Bayern Munich. PSG are ready to host the German giant, Bayern Munich, at Parc des Princess.
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Paris Saint-Germain are very desperate to win their first-ever UCL title this season. Besides, Bayern Munich are looking to lift the trophy for the seventh time.
Anyway, PSG have been knocked out of the Coupe de France by Marseille. Now they are aiming to be back in a winning way. However, their records against Bayern Munich are very well. Paris Saint Germain secured six victories in their eleven meetings against Bayern Munich, while Bayern won the remaining five. Moreover, PSG haven’t lost more than one of their last five home games against Bayern Munich.
Lionel Messi, the world cup winner, missed the match against Monaco due to a hamstring injury. But the manager confirmed that Lionel Messi is fit and will be available for tonight’s clash.
Marco Verratti and Kylian Mabppe are also in doubt. But the manager hopes to get them to face the German giant.
As for Bayern, Manual Neuer is injured and will miss the rest of the season. That is why Bayern signed Yan Sommer to replace Neuer. He will play tonight for Bayern. But Ryan Gravenberch, Noussair Mazraoui, Lucas Hernandez, and Sadio Mane will miss tonight’s clash due to injuries.
The Possible XI for Paris Saint-Germain:
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos; Mendes; Ruiz, Pereira, Verratti; Soler; Messi, Neymar
The Possible XI for Bayern Munich:
Sommer; Cancelo, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Choupo-Moting
PGS forward Neymar Jr has talked in the press conference. He talked about the team, saying, “There is a lot of respect between all of us. Sometimes we don’t agree but we always talk to each other to improve what can be improved. Paris Saint-Germain is used to winning every match. When we lose, it creates frustration and talking about it is part of the process of growing and improving what is wrong. We have to keep fighting together towards the same goal.”