Bayern Munich are set to lock horns with Paris Saint-Germain in the last year’s final replay.
Venue: Allianz Arena
- The previous meeting between Bayern Munich and PSG was the last year’s Champions League final, where Bayern came out on top.
- It will be the 10th time both will face each other in the Champions League and the second time in the knockouts after the last year’s final.
- Bayern, who are unbeaten in their last 19 Champions League games, are one game away from matching Manchester United’s record of going 20 games without losing between 2007 and 2009.
The defending Champions began their knockouts journey with a big win against Lazio, and they are now due to face their old foes in the quarter-finals.
Hansi Flick led the Bavarians to a record continental treble last term and their form looks intact this season as well.
Currently topping the Bundesliga table, Bayern are once again looking poised to continue their hegemony in Germany.
Robert Lewandowski, who has been ruled out due to the injury he sustained on the international break, would be a huge miss nonetheless Bayern are a well-drilled unit, who have the tendency to topple any opponents on their day.
Eric Choupo-Moting would fill in the absence of Lewandowski as he did in the league game against Leipzig days ago. Serge Gnabry and Kingsley Coman are expected to be the wide players in front of the double pivot of Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich.
Possible Bayern Munich line-ups
Manuel Neuer; Benjamin Pavard, Jerome Boateng, David Alaba, Alphonso Davies; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Serge Gnabry, Thomas Muller, Kingsley Coman; Eric Choupo-Moting.
PSG’s morale would have shaken up following their defeat against Lille at the weekend, which saw them slip up their leaders position.
Mauricio Pochettino still lacks conviction after a series of unimpressive results in the league, and his best win yet since taking the reigns was against Barcelona in the previous round.
However, the injuries are doing no good to Les Parisiens as Florenzi and Marco Verratti have been tested positive for COVID-19 while another important midfielder Leandro Paredes would miss the action due to suspension.
Odds are stacked up against PSG, yet they would give their best to settle the scores against Bayern.
Possible Paris Saint-Germain line-ups
Keylor Navas; Colin Dagba, Marquinhos, Presnal Kimpembe, Amad Diallo; Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera; Angel Di Maria, Neymar, Kylian Mbappe; Moise Kean
Bayern Munich : Draw : PSG. :: 1.86 : 3.90 : 3.75
Bayern Munich 3-2 PSG
Bayern would come out on top given their current form which coincides with PSG’s notable absentees. However, the French Champions are expected to keep Bayern’s defence busy due to the presence of two world-class forwards Neymar and Mbappe.