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Paris St-Germain vs Barcelona is a Champions League quarter-final between two flawed however proficient groups who’ve discovered themselves on the precise aspect of the draw.

There is the promise of extra objectives tonight after Real Madrid and Manchester City’s 3-3 draw and Arsenal’s 2-2 draw with Bayern Munich on Tuesday, outcomes which left these ties within the steadiness.

Both PSG and Barcelona have some damage issues to cope with. Luis Enrique – who guided Barcelona to Champions League success in 2015 – will likely be with out right-back Achraf Hakimi and defender Presnel Kimpembe. It may imply that massively spectacular teenage midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery may deputise at full-back. PSG have been capable of begin Marquinhos, Kylian Mbappe, Vitinha and Ousmane Dembele on the bench for the weekend’s draw towards Clermont. Mbappe, after all, is absolutely anticipated to affix Barcelona’s fierce rivals Real Madrid this summer season.

Barcelona haven’t misplaced a recreation since a 5-3 defeat towards Villarreal in January, and rank as La Liga’s strongest staff on anticipated objective distinction, even when they path Real within the title race. Xavi, who will step down as supervisor on the finish of the season, is with out key midfielders Gavi and Pedri whereas Ilkay Gundogan is a doubt. Former Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen has been utilised in midfield. Barcelona’s 16-year-old sensation Lamine Yamal has made the precise aspect of their assault his personal, with Raphinha shifting left in assist of centre-forward Robert Lewandowski.

Any Champions League recreation between these two golf equipment will immediate reminiscences of 2017’s ‘La Remontada’, when Barcelona got here from 4-0 down after the primary leg to beat an Unai Emery-coached PSG 6-5 on combination. Barcelona have been 5-3 down on combination going into the 88th minute of the second leg on the Nou Camp earlier than Neymar struck twice and Sergi Roberto scored the winner within the ninety fifth minute. PSG responded by shopping for Neymar for £190 million that summer season in a switch which warped the panorama of European soccer.

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