The UEFA Champions League returns this week with the spherical of 16 and kicks off on Tuesday afternoon when Barcelona hosts Paris Saint-Germain at Camp Nou.
The pivotal conflict pits Lionel Messi in opposition to Kylian Mbappe as each groups are in search of extra constant performances on this 12 months’s competitors. It may show to be an uphill battle for PSG with out Neymar, whose newest leg damage has dominated him out of this primary leg. The Brazilian’s Matchday 6 hat trick helped safe his membership’s place within the spherical of 16 as Group H winners, whereas Barcelona settled for the second place in Group G after falling to Juventus to shut the marketing campaign.
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For the reason that group stage, PSG has changed supervisor Thomas Tuchel with Mauricio Pochettino. Paris has received 4 of its six UEFA matches, together with the final three, at dwelling in opposition to Leipzig (1–0) and away at Manchester United (3–1) earlier than reserving their spherical of 16 spot with a house win in opposition to Istanbul Basaksehir (5–1). PSG enters Tuesday’s match coming off a 2–1 victory over Good in Ligue 1.
Barca recorded two wins in opposition to each Ferencváros and Dynamo Kyiv and secured their place within the spherical of 16 with two matches to spare. Nevertheless, the reverse in opposition to Juve marked the primary time they did not win their group since 2006-07. Ronald Koeman’s facet has struggled when it mattered most within the Champions League thus far. Nevertheless, the membership has began to fare higher in 2021, recording 5 consecutive wins in La Liga and three within the Copa del Rey.