FC Barcelona vs Paris Saint Germain: Clash of the Titans!

Champions League Preview:
Two of the European Power House’s will go head to head tonight in the UEFA Champions League. It’s pride on stake for both Giants as both sides have already qualified for the knockout phases. However a win will the Winners of Group F. Both teams are on 2nd place in their respective Leagues, so a win is essential for both Barcelona as well as PSG.

Live Preview Info:
FC Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain will take place at Nou Camp on 12th December, 19:45 GMT.

Barcelona:

Last time both these sides met in France, it was PSG who claimed a famous 3-2 victory over Messi and co. So revenge will be on the cards this time for Spanish Giants. Luis Enrique will look to continue his side imperious run at home soil. A defeat in such a crucial encounter won’t be tolerable for the Catalan Giants who have not come 2nd in their group since 2006-07. For Barcelona, its’ all about Lionel Messi after the Argentine Maestro scored yet another hat trick last week. After breaking Raul’s record of most goals in Champions League, there is still a lot to come from Lionel Messi.

FC Barcelona have never defeated PSG in UEFA Champions League. (1 win, 2 draws).

PSG

PSG have a point to prove for themselves as well. Laurent Blanc’s men have emerged as a big European power in recent years. Currently they are the only unbeaten side in Europe’s top 5 Leagues. With Zlatan Ibrahimovich fit and ready to go, it will be a tough task for Mascherano and Pique to stop the Swedish Superstar. But its’ not a one man team which makes PSG so successful. Players like Cavani, Moura and Pastore have all helped them to become one of the very best strike force in Europe.

Team News:
Barcelona will be without right back Dani Alves who is suspended for this match. Other than that, there are no significant absentees for them.

Laurent Blanc’s men are lucky not to have any sort of injury concerns in their camp.

With so much talent available for both sides, this match will live up to its expectations in producing an exciting finale. And no team would want to taste defeat in such an important clash.

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