Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) will meet Barcelona in UEFA Champions League Group F match at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday.
PSG come into the match after a 1-1 draw with Ajax on Saturday in the UEFA Champions League campaign. The reigning French champion had a tough start to their Ligue 1 campaign though unbeaten, winning three and drawing five of the eight matches played so far. Manager Laurent Blanc will be looking forward to a good start in the Champions League.
Injuries: The French champion will miss its scoring machine – Zlatan Ibrahimovic – again for its critical clash against Barcelona. He missed last two matches due to a heel injury and is yet to recover completely. Thiago Silva and Ezequiel Lavezzi are also ruled out for Tuesday’s match due to a hamstring injury.
Barcelona come into the match after beating APOEL 1-0 at Camp Nou in their UEFA Champions League opener. They started their La Liga campaign on an impressive note, taking 16 points from six matches and are yet to concede a goal in the competition. Lionel Messi and Neymar are in good form, and they will be expected to deliver the goods in Champions League.
Injuries: Luis Enrique has no major injury threat. Rafinha has been ruled out for a muscular injury and Jordi Masip also has suffered a fractured finger.
Champions League History:
The two sides have met five times in the UEFA Champions League between 1994 and 2013, ending with a win each and three draws. Both the quarter-finals matches in 2012/2013 ended in 2:2 and 1:1 draws.
PSG are unbeaten in 29 successive games at home in Champions League. Their last defeat at Parc des Princes came against Hapoel Tel Aviv in 2006 in UEFA Champions League group stage.
PSG: Sirigu, Van der Wiel, David Luiz, Marquinhos, Maxwell, Verratti, Thiago Motta, Matuidi, Pastore, Cavani, Lucas
Barcelona: Bravo, Alves, Mathieu, Pique, Alba, Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic, Pedro, Messi, Neymar
Barcelona vs PSG Live Streaming Information:
The clash between PSG and Barcelona will start at 20:45 CET / 12.15 am IST and 7.45 pm BST. It will be live streamed in India on Ten Sports Live (Ten Network TV channel), Sky Sports Online in the UK (Sky Sports 1 channel), and FoxSoccer2Go in the US (Fox Soccer channel).