Zlatan Ibrahimovic
Ibrahimovic's future is uncertain as he prepares to leave PSG. Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain host Manchester City in the first leg of the quarter-finals of the Champions league on 6 April at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris. The Parisians made easy work of Chelsea in the round of 16 and will be looking to befall the same fate on City, who have made their way into the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

Where to Watch Live

Kick-off is set for 7.45pm BST. Live coverage of the game will be on BT Sport Europe and BT Sport Europe HD.


Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the player everyone will look up to going into the game with the Swede scoring a goal each in both legs against Chelsea in the last round. The 34-year-old has won the league title with every club he has played for, but is yet to win the Champions League, a wait that he hopes will end this year.

PSG have already won the Ligue 1 title with consummate ease and will be fresh coming into the fixture against a City side who have been in indifferent form since the start of the year. The French club have a great opportunity to win the quadruple this year having already made their way to the final of the Coupe de la Ligue and the semi-final of the Coupe de France. They have been absolutely impeccable at home, having gone 29 games at home in all competitions with just one defeat.

Meanwhile, City manager Manuel Pellegrini is chasing his second and only other plausible trophy this season, having fallen out of the race for the Premier League title. The Citizens have already won the Capital One Cup but the Chilean will be hoping that they can put their bad performances behind and make a run for the title that has eluded them all these years.

City come into the game on the back of a 4-0 thrashing of Bournemouth, but the real problem lies elsewhere for Pellegrini's men. The Citizens have struggled to match the top teams in the league, having fallen to the likes of Manchester United and Tottenham in recent weeks, something they have to rectify if they have to come on top against a solid PSG line-up.

What managers say

Laurent Blanc: "The experiences we have gathered in recent years might be a positive for us. We were happy to avoid playing the two ogres of European football, Barcelona and Bayern Munich, and you can add a third one into that, Real Madrid. People have said this is an easy draw for us. I have the impression that people think it's an easy draw. But I have seen so much of it that I gave the players a speech yesterday saying: 'Don't listen to them, do not believe it, they know nothing about football.' City have a great project there too, they have some great quality players on the pitch, it's similar to Paris. They have a quality team with individual players who can make the difference. We're preparing ourselves for two very difficult games."

Manuel Pellegrini: "I think we must be clear about that. Maybe the last two seasons we couldn't continue in the competition because we played against a great team like Barcelona. But we have improved this season. It's a difficult game tomorrow but I think we have the chance to continue that will be very important for all of us. It is the aim of this club to be a top club in Europe and be successful in the Champions League."

Betting odds (betfair)

  • Paris Saint-Germain win: 7/10
  • Draw: 29/10
  • Manchester City: 9/2

Team news

Paris Saint-Germain

Possible XI: Trapp; Marquinhos, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell; Rabiot, Motta, Matuidi; Lucas, Ibrahimovic, Di Maria

Manchester City

Possible XI: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy; Fernando, Fernandinho, Navas, Silva, De Bruyne; Aguero