UCL (GROUP B, 1ST LEG)! Paris Saint Germain VS Bayern Munich - WEDNESDAY (27/09/2017)

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Paris Saint Germain VS Bayern Munich
Wednesday (27/09/2017)
19:45 (WAT)
Carlo Ancelotti returns to one of his former clubs when his Bayern Munich face Paris-Saint Germain at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.

Bayern will look to continue their good start in Group B after an impressive 3-0 home win over Anderlecht, while Wednesday's hosts thrashed Celtic 5-0 in Glasgow in their opening European game.

The two sides last met in the Champions League group stages back in 2001, when PSG won their home fixture 1-0 before Bayern beat the Parisians 2-0 in the old Olympiastadion three weeks later.

This time around, both will be looking to bounce back after draws in their respective domestic leagues over the weekend.

Bayern will be looking to their in-form striker Robert Lewandowski for goals. He has already got 11 goals in all competitions this season, including the opening goal in their 3-0 win over Anderlecht earlier this month in the Champions League.

Lewandowski scored eight in last season's Champions League and nine in the run to the semis the season before, and Ancelotti will be looking to the striker to lift the squad after a difficult start to the domestic campaign.

Indeed, Bayern lost 2-0 at Hoffenheim earlier in September and only managed a draw at home to Wolfsburg on Friday as they slipped up for the second time in just six games. Both Dortmund and Hoffenheim are above Bayern in the Bundesliga table, with the former two points clear at the top.

PSG have lost just one of their last 43 European matches at the Parc des Princes. The 3-1 defeat to Barcelona in the 2014/15 quarter-final was their only loss on home turf since the 4-2 defeat to Hapoel Tel-Aviv FC in the 2006 group stages.

Both Edinson Cavani and Neymar clashed over who should take the penalty in the 2-0 win over Lyon earlier in September. Cavani ultimately took the penalty and saw it saved, but the episode prompted PSG manager Unai Emery to speak out.

"Penalties will be taken by a couple of players," said Emery. "One is Edinson and the other is Neymar. There needs to be a gentlemen’s agreement on the pitch when it comes to taking spot kicks."

After the world’s most expensive player unfollowed his strike partner on Instagram, it seems that the pair have decided to bury the hatchet and move on from the on-field spat. And a positive relationship on the pitch spells bad news for Bayern, given the dup have bagged 14 between them already this term. Time will tell whether one of them is happy, or indeed encouraged, to play second fiddle to PSG’s main man.


Match Facts
  • Bayern Munich have lost all three of their away games against Paris SG, conceding six goals and scoring only one. All of their previous meetings took place in the Champions League group stages.
  • In fact, Bayern Munich’s record of P3 W0 D0 L3 at PSG is their worst away from home in European competition.
  • None of the six Champions League encounters between Paris SG and Bayern Munich has ended in a draw (4 wins for PSG, 2 for Bayern).
  • Paris SG have lost only one of their last 43 home games in European competition (W27 D15), it was against Barcelona in April 2015 in the Champions League quarter-finals (1-3).
  • Paris SG have also failed to score on only one occasion in their last 29 European games at the Parc des Princes (0-0 v Real Madrid, October 2015).
  • Bayern Munich are in the Champions League for the 20th time in the last 21 seasons, the only exception coming in 2007/08. They have reached the semis in six of the last eight seasons.
  • Bayern Munich have won 21 of their last 26 Champions League group games (L5), with their last draw coming in November 2012 against Valencia (1-1).
  • However, Bayern have failed to keep a clean sheet in their last eight Champions League away games.
  • Neymar has scored in both of his previous Champions League appearances against Bayern Munich, it was in the 2014/15 semi-finals (3 goals in total). He’s delivered 13 assists over the last two seasons, four more than any other player.
  • Edinson Cavani has scored 10 goals in nine Champions League games since last season. He is also now PSG’s all-time top scorer in the competition (22 goals).
  • Robert Lewandowski has scored 41 goals in 62 Champions League games since his debut in the competition in 2011/12. Over that period, only Cristiano Ronaldo (79 goals) and Lionel Messi (59) have found the net on more occasions.
tegonwa at 12:08 AM, 26/09/2017 (7 months ago)
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BournIdentity at 05:41 AM, 26/09/2017 (7 months ago)
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tegonwa at 02:12 AM, 27/09/2017 (7 months ago)
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ruthie at 01:30 PM, 27/09/2017 (7 months ago)
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Oworen25 at 10:07 AM, 29/09/2017 (7 months ago)
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