PSG need miracle to overturn Barcelona deficit, Porto take advantage to Bayern

Barcelona have one foot in the Champions League semi-finals and they will look to finish off the job over PSG, as the French champions need to overturn a two-goal deficit at the Nou Camp.

Chelsea’s conquerors PSG were given a footballing lesson last week as Luis Enrique’s side ran riot in a 3-1 win at Parc de Princes, as they look to book thier seventh semi-final spot in eight seasons.

Luis Suarez and Neymar give Barcelona a 3-1 advantage from the first leg image: skysports.com

Luis Suarez and Neymar give Barcelona a 3-1 advantage from the first leg
image: skysports.com

PSG face a very difficult task to book their spot in the final four as they need to score three without reply and their task will be even harder with the fact that Barca have lost just one of their last 31 Champions League home games.

While a draw would suit the Spanish giants, Barcelona manager Luis Enrique has not intention on playing a defensive game and said his team will set up to win.

“I only think in terms of winning. I understand a victory is much better than a draw,” said the Spaniard.

“We will have to work hard at times like we did in Paris, and at other moments we will feel stronger. I don’t want to settle for a draw because I only think about winning.

“I have a positive feeling because we know Paris very well, just like they know us. We want to improve on the way we played in Paris in the group stage. We hope to resolve those problems and enjoy the game.”

PSG boss Laurent Blanc knows his side face a massive challenge to try and overturn this tie and believes the key to any turnaround will be keeping that front-line of Barca quiet.

We all know the task is extremely difficult,” said the former Man United defender.

“Our problem is that we have to score goals, though I do believe we will have plenty of chances. We have a small chance of winning but it’s practically impossible not to concede against Barcelona.

“PSG are building a great club and Barcelona are already a great club. We know we are not here on a school trip, we know Barcelona will also want to win so we have to be strong.”

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns from suspension for PSG to face his former team image: fifa.com

Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns from suspension for PSG to face his former team
image: fifa.com

Team News

PSG will welcome star striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic back to the starting line-up to face his former side after suspension.

However, they are missing defender Thiago Silva who went off in the first leg with hamstring injury, but do have midfielder Marco Verratti back in contention after suspenison.

Right-back Serge Aurier is still suspended for the French side, while Thiago Motta misses out again with a hamstring injury.

Midfielder Andres Iniesta is fit for Barcelona despite leaving the field on a stretcher in last week’s first leg, with defender Thomas Vermaelen is thier only absentee with a hamstring problem.

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