In what is surely one of the most high-profile fixtures of the season, Paris Saint-Germain host Barcelona at the Parc des Princes, in the first leg of the two clubs' Champions League quarter final tie.

PSG's Zlatan Ibrahimovic and David Beckham

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST, with ITV1, UTV and Sky Sports Events Centre providing live coverage in the UK.


The leaders of Ligue 1 and La Liga go head-to-head, looking for a place in the last four of Europe's elite club competition, with several big names on show for either side.

PSG eliminated the Catalans' domestic rivals, Valencia, in the last round. They progressed 3-2 on aggregate, after an impressive 2-1 first leg win at the Mestalla. The Blaugrana, on the other hand, had an abysmal first leg against Italian giants AC Milan, losing 0-2 at the San Siro. However, Lionel Messi and co produced an inspirational performance in the return leg, thumping the Rossoneri 4-0 at the Nou Camp and putting paid to any talk of a crisis in Catalonia.

Barcelona enter this tie as favourites but PSG have not lost a European game at home in six years. The French giants warmed up for this game with a 1-0 win in Ligue 1 over defending champions Montpellier. Meanwhile, the Blaugrana drew 2-2 at Celta Vigo in their weekend game, albeit with key players rested.

PSG have a master tactician in Carlo Ancelotti, who has won the competition both as a player and a manager. Meanwhile, Barcelona will be boosted by the return of Tito Vilanova to the dugout.

Team Form


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): W D W D L
  • Last Match: PSG 1 - 0 Montpellier


  • Last Five Games (all competitions, most recent first): D W W W L
  • Last Match: Celta Vigo 2 - 2 Barcelona
Barcelona's Lionel Messi and Andres Iniesta

Team News

Former Barcelona midfielder Thiago Motta is out of contention for this clash, due to a groin injury suffered in training. However, talisman Zlatan Ibrahimovic is set to face his old club, after the Swede's European suspension was reduced on appeal.

Lucas Moura and Ezequiel Lavezzi will be recalled to the line-up after being rested for Friday's game against Montpellier. Marco Verratti also returns from a European ban and is expected to start alongside Blaise Matuidi in central midfield, ahead of David Beckham.

Probable Line-up: (4-4-2) Sirigu; van der Wiel, Alex, Thiago Silva, Maxwell; Moura, Verratti, Matuidi, Pastore; Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi

Barcelona: Carles Puyol (knee) and Adriano (hamstring) remain sidelined, while Pedro will serve a one-match suspension. Xavi and Jordi Alba have shaken off injuries which forced them to miss the weekend trip to Celta and are expected to start.

Javier Mascherano, Sergio Busquets, Andres Iniesta and David Villa all started from the bench against Celta but could return to the line-up against PSG.

Probable Line-up: (4-3-3) Valdes; Alves, Pique, Mascherano, Alba; Busquets, Xavi, Iniesta; Fabregas, Messi, Villa