FC Barcelona must be desperate to do what they did before few weeks back against Paris Saint Germain. This is the third occasion in UCL this season when these two teams are going to face each other. Last time Barcelona defeated PSG by 3-1 score when these two teams met at the group stage of UEFA Champions League 2014-15.
In the first meet, Paris Saint-Germain beat Barcelona by 3-2. Hence the score is still 1-1 in 2014-15 Champions league between PSG and Barcelona. When last time these two met, their key players scored the goals. FC Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez scored the goals for club whereas Zlatan Ibrahimovic hit the only goal for PSG.
Barcelona will be going with trio strikers Neymar, Messi and Suarez in this quarter-final but Paris Saint Germain are going to miss Zlatan Ibrahimovic as he was suspended by club’s manager Laurent Blanc. Serge Aurier and Marco Verratti will also miss today’s first leg quarter-final match against Barcelona due to suspensions.
PSG will miss David Luiz in this match as the Brazilian is having injury concerns. Gregory Van der Wiel, Yohan Cabaye and Edinson Cavani are included in the squad for Paris Saint-Germain. Edinson Cavani, Ezequiel Lavezzi and Javier Pastore will have to score the goals for PSG to take revenge of previous group match defeat against Barca.
Adriano will be making his way to Barcelona playing 11 after Dani Alves suspension. It will be interesting to watch out how Paris Saint Germain performs against their home audience.
It is expected that both Barcelona and PSG will be playing with 4-3-3 formation on field. Let’s have a look at the probable starting XIs for PSG vs Barcelona quarterfinal match.
Expected Playing 11s
|Paris Saint Germain||Barcelona|
|Salvatore Sirigu (Goalkeeper)||Marc-Andre ter Stegen (Goalkeeper)|
|Yohan Cabaye||Andres Iniesta|
|Ezequiel Lavezzi||Gerard Pique|
|Blaise Matuidi||Ivan Rakitic|
|Edinson Cavani||Javier Mascherano|
|Javier Pastore||Luis Suarez|
|Gregory Van der Wiel||Jordi Alba|
Well it’s been exciting battle between these two clubs always and today’s match is going to be a high voltage drama. As per SportsMirchi predictions, Barcelona will be favorites to win and they have got 60 percent chances over home team. The score line is expected to be 2-1.