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Paris St Germain are Champions League underdogs against Manchester City, says manager

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By Everton Gayle
Paris St Germain are Champions League underdogs against Manchester City, says manager

With a kind quarter-final draw and high hopes of reaching the Champions League semis, Paris St Germain manager Laurent Blanc says Man City have more quality in their team.

And all that despite Zlatan Ibrahimovic scoring his second hat trick in three games to make it 30 league goals for the season.

But the PSG manager believes his team have tough task against City on Wednesday.

Blanc said: “All the teams were so called satisfied having avoided the two giants of European football: Bayern Munich and Barcelona. One can add Real Madrid as well. Once those teams were avoided, I have the impression that you (the press) and the environment and the PSG supporters said: ‘Finally the random draw is easy.’ Certainly not! Certainly not!”

Manchester City will breathe a sigh of relief that goalkeeper Joe Hart is fit to play in Wednesday’s match.

The England international had been on the sidelines after injuring a thigh in City’s derby match with United on March 20. The 28-year-old took part in training before travelling to Paris.

Wolfsburg go into their match against Real Madrid having only lost one of their last seven Champions League games on home soil.

The German outfit, who sit eighth in the Bundesliga are without doubt the underdogs against the 11-time champions.

Real Madrid, on the other hand go into their quarter final clash full of confidence after ending Barcelona’s 39 game unbeaten run with a 2-1 win at the Nou Camp.

The win was sixth straight success in all competitions since they lost 1-0 at home to Atletico Madrid at the end of February.