PSG Vs FC Barcelona Match Preview

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Most soccer fans have made Barcelona the clear favorites to advance to the semi-finals of the Champions League at the expense of Paris Saint-Germain over the two legs.

However, the current La Liga leaders may not have it all their own way when they meet for the first time at Parc des Princes on Tuesday night.

Team News

Paris Saint-Germain

PSG have not lost a European game at home for six years. They also have a coach in Carlo Ancelotti who has won the competition both as a player and a manager.

They will also have talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic available for selection after the Swedish international's two-match suspension was reduced upon appeal.

FC Barcelona

 

Barcelona have been given a boost ahead of the trip to the French capital as Jordi Alba and Xavi are available.

The pair, who had been struggling with hamstring strains suffered on international duty with Spain, missed Saturday's 2-2 draw away to Celta Vigo.

Alba had been injured against Finland on March 22nd, while Xavi was hurt in Spain's game with France on March 26th.

Goalkeeper Victor Valdes, who was suspended against Celta Vigo, is also available for the Catalans, who are set to have coach Tito Vilanova on the touchline in Paris.

Probable Lineups

PSG: Sirigu (GK); Alex, Maxwell, Thiago Silva, Van der Wiel; Matuidi, Chantome, Pastore, Lucas; Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi

FC Barcelona: Valdes (GK); Alba, Puyol, Pique, Alves; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Fabregas, Pedro; Messi

Recent Form

PSG: W/D/W/L/W/L

FC Barcelona:D/W/W/L/W/W

Live Streaming

 

United Kingdom

UTV, ITV 1, Sky Sports Events Centre

United States

FOX Deportes, SiriusXM FC, Fox Soccer Channel, Fox Soccer 2Go

Location: Parc des Princes

Prediction

This is a hard matchup. Both of these teams like the other quarterfinal on the same date are European giants. This is going to be a great game to watch.

Paris Saint-Germain 1-1 FC Barcelona