After putting up undoubtedly one of the best matches in the quarter-finals in the first leg, PSG tests their chances against Bayern Munich this time at home. The match schedules for Tuesday at Parc des Princes with kickoff at 10 pm.
Allianz Arena witnessed a mouth-watering five-goal thriller that ended with Mauricio Pochettino’s men earning a slender lead in the tie. The two continental giants enter into the clash on the back of different fortunes on the domestic front.
PSG’s second team eased past Strasbourg 4-1 on Saturday, whereas Bayern Munich could only share the spoils after a 1-1 draw with Union Berlin.
It was a half-show for Bayern Munich with goal-scoring machine Robert Lewandowski out with an injury. It paved the way for new attacking sensation Kylian Mbappe to show his prowess with an impressive display against the Bavarian giants.
Moreover, it only took three minutes before Mbappe broke the deadlock. Marquinho’s header sealed the second, with Mbappe sealing the night off. Neymar also showed his proficiency while bagging two assists.
The match proved top quality against favorites to pick the title. Maxim-Choupo Moting and Thomas Muller ensured the defending champions have something to fight for in the second leg.
Either Manchester City or Dortmund awaits the French champions should they dump the reigning champions out of the tournament next week. However, Pochettino knows not to count out the Bavarians yet.
PSG vs. Bayern Munich Head to Head
Both sides have five games against each other, with PSG taking two wins while Bayern with three wins. Here is a look at their previous encounters:
Strasbourg 1-4 PSG
Bayern Munich 2-3 PSG
PSG 0-1 Lille
Lyon 2-4 PSG
PSG 3-0 Lille
Bayern Munich 1-1 Union Berlin
Bayern Munich 2-3 PSG
RB Leipzig 0-1 Bayern Munich
Bayern Munich 4-0 Stuttgart
Werder Bremen 1-3 Bayern Munich
PSG Team News
Duo Florenzi and Marco Veratti returned to field training after negative coronavirus tests. However, Pochettino is less likely to risk them both after the first whistle. Marquinho’s chances of featuring are slim after picking a partial adductor tear. Danilo Perriera will fill in at center back.
Bayern Munich Team News
Despite growing optimism for the availability of Lewandowski for the second leg, it remains futile after a setback in his injury. Fellow attacker Serge Gnabry is a missing figure after picking a positive coronavirus test. Kingsley Coman is a fresh doubt after heading off the pitch against Berlin with a thigh issue.
Prediction and Odds
Neither side will post their strongest starting XI in the French capital, thus hosts shift to a defensive mode.
Goals Under 3.5
Mbappe to Score