Barcelona – PSG

Barcelona hosts PSG at the Camp Nou in a first game from the Champions League 1/8-finals between these two teams. Let’s take a look at it in this preview we have prepared for you.

Two of the best teams in the competition face each other on Tuesday. Barca are improving under their new manager Ronald Koeman despite losing against Sevilla in the Copa del Rey last week. The truth is Koeman started to find the right approach to the team and he trusts the young players as well.

Barca’s problems are related to the defense. Most likely Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo won’t be risked against PSG. This means that Frenkie De Jong or Samuel Umtiti should partner Clement Lenglet in defense. Meanwhile Ansu Fati remains injured for Barcelona.

On Saturday Barca secured a 5-1 win against Deportivo Alaves in La Liga. Ronald Koeman played Pedri and Ousmane Dembele from the bench, most likely keeping them fresh for PSG on Tuesday.

PSG’s biggest worry right now is the absence of Neymar. Barcelona’s ex-star got injured in one of his team’s latest games. The Brazilian forward won’t be traveling to the Catalan capital with the team.

In their last game PSG faced Nice in the Ligue 1 and enjoyed a 2-1 win at the Parc des Princes. Julian Draxler and Moise Kean scored for the French champions. This win allowed PSG to top the Ligue 1 standings again. They have won their last three matches in the league.

That’s our preview for the Champions League 1/8-finals game between Barcelona and PSG. This is just the first match from this tie, but the result here could be really important for the second leg. Barca would want to take an advantage, but PSG have the tools to hurt them in attack.