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Edinson Cavani
Edinson Cavani will get to play in his preferred central striker position due to the absence of Zlatan Ibrahimovic Getty

Paris Saint-Germain will take on Barcelona in the first leg of the Champions League quarter final clash at the Parc des Princes stadium, Paris on 15 April.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is at 7.45pm BST. Live coverage is on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD.


Paris Saint-Germain welcome Barcelona to the Parc des Princes for the quarter final clash in the Champions League. This is the second time that the Catalans are visiting the French capital in this season's competition after being drawn together in the group stages as well.

The Ligue 1 champions came out on top at home during the group stages, and will hope to do the same this time around, so they can take an advantage when they travel to Camp Nou for the second-leg.

Laurent Blanc has a majorly depleted squad with three of his key first-team players suspended for the game. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Marco Verratti and Serge Aurier are unavailable, while Thiago Motta is injured, leaving them light in the middle of the park.

Lionel Messi
All eyes will be on Lionel Messi when Barcelona take on PSG on Wednesday night at the Parc des Princes stadium Getty Images

Meanwhile, Barcelona will come into this match with more confidence and will look to avenge their defeat during the group stages. Apart from Dani Alves, who is suspended, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has an almost fully fit squad to choose from.

The Catalan club will start as favourites to progress, and with various players missing in their opposition camp, they could take advantage to kill off the tie in the first-leg.

What Managers Say

Laurent Blanc: "Lionel Messi is unstoppable. If he scores 40 goals, he's had a bad season! But we can't just focus on him. The solution must be collective, man marking doesn't work. We will need to be aggressive defensively but in the good sense of the term, to be able to stop their attackers."

Luis Enrique: "You arrive in Paris and it's familiar to us to play against them. From the start I have said that PSG are one of the favourites for the title. We are as mature as we were then. That game, the result was not good for us, but we were close to getting a draw, we had chances. It's a game we can improve upon."

Betting Odds (

  • PSG win: 18/5
  • Draw: 37/13
  • Barcelona win: 10/13

Team News


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