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PSG ready to host Barca as Champions League resumes


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PSG ready to host Barca as Champions League resumes

The Champions League resumes on Tuesday with the last 16 phase.

One of the stand out fixtures of the first leg sees Paris Saint Germain host Barcelona at the Parc des Princes.

PSG have reached the last eight for the past four seasons and coach Unai Emery believes a tie of such glamour and significance can only be beneficial to the capital club whatever the outcome.

Emery said: “Every game, every play-off, everything you do, it’s an experience. You learn from the positive experiences, but also from the negative ones. I think this is a different and unique moment. We have to enjoy it as an opportunity to keep improving”.

Barcelona head into the tie full of confidence having produced one of their best performances of the season in a 6-0 mauling of Alaves at the weekend.

And despite entering the tie as overwhelming favourites coach Luis Enrique remains wary of his counterpart Emery who knows Barca well after his stint as manager of fellow La Liga side Sevilla.

Enrique said: “Even if he has played against us, he has tried to complicate our lives from the pressure. So it will be an attractive match. We have the same objectives, which are to try to remove the ball and generate through our game more situations of attack”.

The other last 16 tie on Tuesday sees Benfica entertain struggling Borussia Dortmund, who have won just two of their previous nine games in all competitions.

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