In a repeat of final season’s Champions League last, Bayern Munich face Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday night time within the first leg of their quarter-final tie.
Die Roten have been in sensational type of late, successful all of their final seven video games throughout numerous competitions by an combination rating of 23-6.
In the meantime, Mauricio Pochettino’s aspect have been removed from excellent in current weeks, with two defeats of their final three Ligue 1 outings – together with a dangerous 1-0 loss by the hands of title rivals Lille final day out – that means their bid to safe a fourth consecutive French crown hangs within the steadiness.
Nevertheless, Hansi Flick’s aspect will have to be on the prime of their recreation to beat a workforce who dismantled Barcelona within the earlier spherical following a Kylian Mbappe masterclass at Camp Nou.
With among the greatest gamers on the planet on present it is certain to be a mouthwatering contest, and this is 90min’s preview of the upcoming conflict…
When is the match? Wednesday 7 April
What time is kick off? 20:00 GMT
The place is it being performed? Allianz Area
TV Channel: BT Sport 3 (UK), fuboTV (US)
Referee: Antonio Mateu Lahoz
VAR: Alejandro Hernández
The reigning champions will as soon as once more be with out talisman Robert Lewandowski, with Flick confirming he would not be tempted into dashing the frontman again from damage.
Douglas Costa and Corentin Tolisso are additionally sidelined and unavailable for the conflict, nonetheless Alphonso Davies and Jerome Boateng will each return to the aspect having sat out the weekend win over RB Leipzig as a consequence of suspension.
The French champions’ journey to Munich is anticipated to return too quickly to see the return of Mauro Icardi, whose injury-plagued season exhibits no indicators of taking a flip for the higher, whereas Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi may also miss out having returned optimistic COVID-19 exams.
Leandro Paredes may also be absent for the first-leg conflict as a consequence of suspension, that means Ander Herrera might be restored to the beginning XI.
Bayern Munich: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Gnabry, Muller, Coman; Choupo-Moting
Paris Saint-Germain: Navas; Dagba, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Gueye, Herrera; Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe; Kean
RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich – Bundesliga – 03/04/2021
Bayern Munich 4-0 Stuttgart – Bundesliga – 20/03/2021
Bayern Munich 2-1 Lazio – Champions League – 17/03/2021
Werder Bremen 1-3 Bayern Munich – Bundesliga – 13/03/2021
Bayern Munich 4-2 Borussia Dortmund – Bundesliga – 06/03/2021
PSG 0-1 Lille – Ligue 1 – 03/04/2021
Lyon 2-4 PSG – Ligue 1 – 21/03/2021
PSG 3-0 Lille – French Cup – 17/03/2021
PSG 1-2 Nantes – Ligue 1 – 14/03/2021
PSG 1-1 Barcelona – Champions League – 10/03/2021
The lack of arguably the very best centre-forward on the planet can be a blow to any workforce, however the Bayern juggernaut simply retains rolling on. A weekend Bundesliga win over RB Leipzig – their closest challengers for the German title – proved they have what it takes to energy on with out the Polish hitman.
As for PSG, Pochettino’s time on the membership in all probability hasn’t gone as easily as he would have preferred, however with their fair proportion of world class gamers out there to them they will blow any aspect away if all the pieces clicks into place.
This ought to be a fantastic recreation and it might be determined by a second of brilliance or a person error.
Prediction: Bayern Munich 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain