The Champions League returns to action with a Barcelona vs PSG opening fixture after the long break
Barca ended their group stage run with a terrific 3-0 loss to a Cristano Ronaldo Juventus while PSG enjoyed a 7-0 masterpiece to ease into the round of 16, with Manchester United crashing out of the lane late.
It’s expected that the Blaugrana’s return to form will help them an edge to triumph over the opponents as hopes to capitalize on the Alaves victory to put out master show in tonight’s Barcelona vs PSG game soar high.
PSG on the other hand saw a quick shift from under Thomas Tuchel to under Mauricio Pochettino after the former fell off with the club’s board.
The Barcelona vs PSG game tonight could see a major setback as many of the both team’s first options are sidelined due to injuries while few are also doubts.
Ansu Fati, Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, Ronald Araujo are all out of Barcelona’s option while Gerard Piqué and Martin Braithwaite are also likely to be left out.
On the other end, Neymar, Ángel Di María, Colin Dagba, Juan Bernat, Timothée Pembélé are sidelined while Marco Verratti is a doubt for tonight.
Barcelona’s Koeman is yet to prove his tactics against big sides and tonight provides a perfect opportunity to cement his place at Camp Nou.
A victory for Pochettino would help further strengthen hopes for him as PSG manager.
Barcelona vs PSG possible line up
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann
PSG: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Paredes, Gueye; Sarabia, Verratti, Mbappé; Icardi
Barcelona vs PSG possible formation
Barcelona could be lined up in a 4-3-3 formation while PSG could emerge in a 4-2-3-1 set up tonight.
Barcelona vs PSG H2H
- Barcelona wins: 5
- Draws: 3
- PSG wins: 3
Referees for the Barcelona vs PSG match
Referee: Björn Kuipers (NED)
VAR: Pol van Boekel (NED)
Barcelona vs PSG Venue
The match will be on Barcelona’s home ground, Camp Nou as this fixture isn’t part of the few affected by the COVID restrictions that led to decisions to be played on a neutral grounds.