Barcelona – Paris Saint-Germain | Match Preview

It is a big advantage for the French champions Paris Saint-Germain after that crushing victory in Paris. Nevertheless, can FC Barcelona make an impressive comeback and win it all in the second leg of the Round of 16 of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League at Camp Nou?


BARCELONA
Luis Enrique’s FC Barcelona have been playing quite well and their form have been phenomenal in all competitions with just one defeat in the last five matches.

Nevertheless, they suffered a big defeat to Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League. This year FC Barcelona have not been themselves. The hunger and desire for success have somehow been much weaker the past two seasons. Perhaps, one of the many reasons behind Luis Enrique’s resignation.

Team News: Luis Enrique confirmed in his pre-match press conference that two players will not be available for tomorrow’s match at against the French champions Paris Saint-Germain. Aleix Vidal and Mathieu are out due to ankle injuries. The rest of the players are fit and available for tomorrow’s match.

Barcelona’s Form In All Competitions:
Celta Vigo | W
Sporting Gijon | W
Atletico Madrid | W
Leganes | W
Paris Saint-Germain | L

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN
Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain have been on a fantastic form since that victory over FC Barcelona in the first leg of the Round of 16 of the 2016/2017 UEFA Champions League. They have won three out of their last four domestic fixtures, including the Le Classique against Olympique Marseille.

Team News: Unai Emery confirmed in his pre-match press conference that two players are doubtful for tomorrow’s match at Camp Nou. Thiago Motta and Angel Di María are struggling with calf and muscular problems respectively and could miss the second leg against FC Barcelona. The rest are fit enough to fight.

Paris SG’s Form In All Competitions:
Nancy | W
Marseille | W
Toulouse | D
Barcelona | W
Bordeaux | W

SUMMARY
Unai Emery’s Paris Saint-Germain outplayed FC Barcelona in their previous match with four goals to nothing. It is a huge advantage for the French champions Paris Saint-Germain and are expected to seal their biggest victory in their UEFA Champions League history against a top quality side.

Nevertheless, FC Barcelona could with their top quality players stun and surprise the French side by putting up with a fantastic performance and turn the tide in their favour. It would be interesting to see in what way this Round of 16 will go.

PREDICTION
Barcelona 2 – 2 Paris Saint-Germain

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