The Champions League last-16 second-leg ties continue on Wednesday evening and Barcelona host Paris Saint Germain looking re-write the history books in overturning a four goal…
The Champions League last-16 second-leg ties continue on Wednesday evening and Barcelona host Paris Saint Germain looking re-write the history books in overturning a four goal deficit.
The Catalan Giants were soundly beaten 4-0 in the first leg in the French capital, but will be boosted by their 5-0 weekend win over Celta Vigo.
With defenders Jeremy Mathieu and Aleix Vidal still sidelined, coach Luis Enrique has no new injury concerns.
On his side’s tactics for the night Enrique said: “We need to create situations that will make us superior. That is our main goal. We need to score many goals. We need to do things very well both in attack and defence. But this gets more difficult when you play against a rival of this quality.”
PSG, meanwhile, will be boosted by the return of midfielders Adrien Rabiot, Angel Di Maria and Thiago Motta following injuries.
Having handed Barcelona their heaviest defeat in European Competition two weeks ago the League One champions will be confident of holding on for a major upset.
They are unbeaten in 16 games and have not conceded four goals in any match this season – stats that bode well for Unai Emery’s men.
Emery’s plan of attack for the night is simple, he said: “Our idea is to play with personality against a great team and to be focused in the continuity of what we did in the first leg but not think about the result.”
The other match on Wednesday night sees Borussia Dortmund host Benfica with the Germans 1-0 down from the first leg.