PSG Vs Bayern Munich Champions League Preview, Kickoff, And Team News
Paris Saint-Germain will battle Bayern Munich in a top-rated Champions League round 16 clash on Tuesday, MySportDab reports.
The match is expected to be a showdown as PSG aim for their first ever Champions League title after falling to the Bundesliga giants in the 2020/21 final.
While Bayern Munich are six-times winners of the comptition, PSG are yet to have their hands on the Champions League trophy, and were denied in 2021 by the Bavarians.
Interestingly, both sides have played each other 11 times and have scored and conceded equal number of goals
PSG have won 6 times, while Bayern Munich have won 5 times. Meanwhile, the Ligue 1 champions have only lost one of their last five home games against Bayern Munich.
Christophe Galtier will be heading into this game after recording two consecutive defeats this season against Marseille in Coup de France and Monaco in Ligue.
Last year, they crashed out at this stage of the competiton after surrendering a first-leg 2-0 away win at Santiago Bernabeu with a heavy and shocking 3-0 home defeat to Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich will be going into the game after recovering from a shock post World Cup slump to win three straight matches – one in DFB-Pokal and two in the Bundesliga.
The Bavarians have not failed to qualify from this stage of the competiton, having made it to round 8 in nine occasions in their last 10 occasions.
Kylian Mbappe will likely miss the game after picking up a harmstring injury against Montpellier. But there are reports have emerged he has returned to partial training and my likey feature for the Ligue 1 champions.
Lionel Messi and Marco Veratti are still doubts but may likely make the starting lineup according to Christoph Galtier.
Marquihos, Hakimi, Kimpembe, and Sergio Ramos are all expected to start, including Neymar
Bayern Munich will miss Sadio Mane who is still sidelined following his injury before the World Cup.
Manuel Neuer is also expected to miss the game after he suffered an injury after the World Cup and is ruled out for the rest of the season.
Sommer, a new goalkeeper signed by the Bavarians from Borussia Monchengladbach, will likely make his Champions League debut for the club.
Thomas Muller picked up a calf injury in the Bundesliga clash against Wolfsburg on Saturday and is a doubt for the game although he admitted it is minor injury.
Bayern Munich loan signing from Manchester City Joao Cancelo is expected to start for the Bavarians including Serge Gnabry
PSG: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos; Mendes; Pereira; Ruiz, Vitinha, Verratti; Neymar, Messi
Bayern Munich: Sommerr; Cancelo, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Choupo-Moting
The matchmatch will kicked off by 20:00GMT and 9pm Nigerian time.