Paris Saint-Germain head over to Bavaria on Wednesday night seeking to overturn a 1-0 deficit from their first leg assembly with Bayern Munich.
The two Champions League giants met within the first sport of their final 16 tie and Kingsley Coman’s strike in opposition to his former membership noticed Bayern go away Paris with a bonus to take into the return fixture.
PSG have typically struggled to create a peaceful and constructive environment forward of crunch UCL video games and are as soon as once more staring down a untimely exit from the competitors regardless of being a longtime soccer superpower with the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Lionel Messi and Neymar.
They will, nonetheless, be with out one in all their key stars in assault.
Neymar typically dominates the headlines at Parc des Princes. He began the season in effective fettle however in current weeks murmurings of his unhappiness at PSG have resurfaced once more.
The solely conjecture we’ll hear relating to Neymar now shall be over his future as he is been dominated out for the remainder of the season with an harm to his proper ankle.
On his absence in opposition to Bayern, Christophe Galtier stated: “I see there was a debate round this. It’s a loss, clearly. Is the crew extra balanced? Yes. Is it higher like this? I’ll say that having him is healthier to attain objectives.
“Beyond the end result I need us to be extra aggressive than within the first leg. If we’re stepping into this sport with this mindset we are able to qualify tomorrow evening.”
It’s going to be round three to 4 months earlier than the Brazil worldwide can return to coaching. It’s additionally a recurring downside for Neymar, who missed two of the Selecao’s World Cup group video games after getting injured in opposition to Serbia.
He beforehand missed the 2019 Copa America because the likes of Gabriel Jesus, Philippe Coutinho and Roberto Firmino led Brazil to victory.
Paris Saint-Germain haven’t any gamers who will miss out on Wednesday by suspension. Marco Verratti has already served a one-game suspension for yellow card accummulation, as has Neymar who will not characteristic resulting from harm.
Bayern, then again, must make do with out France worldwide defender Benjamin Pavard, who was despatched off late within the first leg and suspended for one sport.
As nicely as Neymar’s absence, supervisor Galtier is with out common defender Presnel Kimpembe. That might lead to PSG lining up with a again three and Mbappe partnering Messi up entrance.
Midfielder Danilo Pereira will probably be a part of Sergio Ramos and Marquinhos in defence with Vitinha and Verratti screening in entrance.
Wing again Achraf Hakimi was included within the travelling squad after being formally charged with rape. Hakimi has denied the fees.
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