Bayern Munich v PSG : UEFA Champions League Match, Team News, Goal Scorers and Stats

Date: 06-04-2021 9:32 pm (1 week ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 6-04-2021 09:32 PM (1 week ago)

Date : Wednesday 7th, April  2021
Time: 8:00pm
Stadium Allianz Arena
Referee Antonio Mateu (Spain)
Goal Scorer:

Team News

Bayern Munich
It remains to be seen if Lewandowski's knee injury will heal in time for him to take part in the second leg, but in his absence, former PSG attacker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting is set to lead the line against several familiar faces.

Choupo-Moting starting up top would only leave three spaces free for Coman, Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller and Leroy Sane to battle for, but Gnabry is expected to miss out after suffering from a sore throat.

Defenders Alphonso Davies and Jerome Boateng both sat out the win over Leipzig due to suspension, but the duo are available for this encounter and could displace Niklas Sule and Lucas Hernandez in the rearguard.

However, Corentin Tolisso and Douglas Costa are keeping Lewandowski company in the treatment room as they nurse tendon and ankle problems respectively.
Bayern Munich possible starting lineup:
Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Alaba, Davies; Kimmich, Goretzka; Sane, Muller, Coman; Choupo-Moting
Bayern Munich Champions League form: WWDWWW
Bayern Munich form (all competitions): WWWWWW

PSG will likely recall Ander Herrera to the midfield this week, as Leandro Paredes will sit out the first leg through suspension while Danilo Pereira is struggling to overcome a calf injury.

Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi have both returned positive coronavirus tests and will play no part in this encounter, with the latter's absence giving Colin Dagba the chance to stake his claim for the right-back spot over Thilo Kehrer.

Abdou Diallo is set to continue on the opposite side of the rearguard as Layvin Kurzawa continues to battle a calf problem, while Mauro Icardi is nearing a return and could provide another option for Pochettino up top.

Icardi will challenge Moise Kean for the chance to spearhead the attack if passed fit, while Neymar's sending-off against Lille will not affect his participation in this game.
Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Navas; Dagba, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Gueye, Herrera; Di Maria, Neymar, Mbappe; Kean
Paris Saint-Germain Champions League form: LWWWWD
Paris Saint-Germain form (all competitions): WDLWWL

Head To Head
Wednesday's first leg represents the 10th meeting between Bayern and PSG in the Champions League, with the hosts boasting four wins - including last season's final - compared to PSG's five.

Bayern's quintet of defeats to the French champions is the second most they have suffered against a single opponent in the tournament's history - only behind the 10 losses they have succumbed to against Real Madrid - and PSG's five wins over their opponents is the most they have enjoyed against any team in the Champions League.

However, Les Parisiens have only managed one win on Bayern's turf, with George Weah netting the winner during a 1-0 group stage triumph in the 1994-95 campaign.

Prediction: Bayern Munich 2-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Posted: at 6-04-2021 09:32 PM (1 week ago) | Hero