2ND LEG UCL Quarter Finals: Bayern vs PSG

Introduction

Its UCL 2nd Leg time. Both the teams would be looking for a win as it would assure them a ticket to the semi’s which also means that it will be a treat to watch out for the fans. While PSG won the first match against Bayern with a score of 3-2 they would still be hopping for a win as Bayern can score a goal or two which can remove PSG from entering the semi-finals.

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Why Should You be Watching?

The much-awaited UCL Classics draw has shown us a lot in the past, so we can expect much more from this game. After winning 3-2 away from home PSG will look forward to putting the stepping stones of success by scoring goals and winning this tie. Bavarians will look to defend their title but put their best on the field and finishing the game in their favor.

Bayern vs PSG UCL Quarter finals first leg

This match will be a thriller as both of the teams would be looking to qualify for the semi-finals. Both teams will look forward to scoring goals which may take the match to extra time. Both teams, very passionate to defeat each other can also make fouls and spice up this game with a controversial decision. Overall a must-watch game, with a lot of extravagant football entertainment coming to your seat.

Build Up

After finally getting their hands on the trophy last year, Bayern Munich face yet another early elimination in the Champions League. Ironically, it’s Paris Saint Germain, the team they beat in last year’s final,who are the ones threatening the Bavarians with a humiliating early exit.

Mauricio Pochettino will be feeling pretty good about his chances in the tie, given that Bayern graciously handed his team a 3-2 win away from home.

Bayern will be looking to turn around the tie which is not far away from their reach given the fact they could easily come to this stage but PSG has proven that they are not an easy side to beat given that they have beaten the likes of Barcelona.

PSG form: LWWLW

BAYERN form: WWWLD

Head to Head

PSG has won 6 out of the 10 fixtures played between the two whereas Bayern on the other hand have won 4. Home or away advantage does not have much impact in this years competition when fans come into consideration with strict travel violations, either way PSG having the upper hand have a slight advantage in this tie before heading to the Allianz arena. In the knockout ties they have played each other 6 times with no one having advantage overall.

These games tend to be high scoring which means that the fans of either side will be keen on watching the talent on display which is mostly the case whenever they have encountered it.

TEAM NEWS

Bayern

Hansi Flick’s Bayern will be missing out on the inspirational figure in Robert Lewandowski which makes Choupo Moting the only alternative with the veteran, Thomas Muller. With Serge Gnabry injured on the wings, the ones expected to start are Kingsley Coman and Leroy Sane, who need to improve on their performance in the last leg. Musiala could be an unexpected pick on the wings even though he has performed above expected this season. The rest of the midfield and defense should remain unchanged as they are key to providing a backbone to the squad as well as some creativity.

Predicted Lineups

Formation-4-2-3-1

Neuer

Defence- B.PAVARD,SULE, ALBA, HENANDEZ

CDM- GORETZKA, KIMMICH

Attack- SANE,  MULLER , COMAN

Forward- CHOUPO-MOTING

Flick (Bayern) and Poch (PSG)

PSG

Pochettino’s PSG has Marco Verratti, Leandro Paredes, and Alessandro Florenzi all set to return to the lineup, the Parisians will be expected to fill a much stronger XI than the one that got them the win in Munich. Paris has nothing to lose from a little bit of experimentation since they have the lead in this tie. 

Formation 4-2-3-1

GK- NAVAS

Defence-DIALLO, KIMPEMBE ,PEREIARA, DAGBA

CDM- GUEYE,PAREDES

Attack- DRAXLER,NEYMAR,DI MARIA

Forward- MBAPPE

Players to Watch Out For

PSG

Neymar

Since being brought from Barcelona, Neymar has been up to mark playing for PSG. His dribbles have helped Paris keeping the score sheets ticking. His Samba moves might help PSG achieve their feat in the Semis.

Mbappe and Neymar (PSG)

Kylian Mbappe

This World Cup winner for France has kept himself busy scoring goals since 2018. His impeccable goal-scoring ability and pace have kept the defenders busy, running behind him. He is the key man for PSG as his attributes will come in handy the extend their lead over Bavarians.

Bayern

Joshua Kimmich

Opportunistic, sharp, and agility comprised Bayern Midfielder can help them create the space for their well-furbished attack and also can help them score from long ranges. It will be difficult for PSG to handle him if he gets going.

Kimmich and Eric Choupo-Moting (Bayern)

Eric Choupo-Moting

This Super Sub can come in handy in scoring goals of set pieces and on-field plays. His Performance is what will matter for the minutes he will play.

Conclusion

 All we can say for now is this game will be a bonanza. With this two heavy scorers from Europe, it will be an eye-grasping match for the football fans around. It will be a thriller as it is one of the UCL classics and one crackerjack of an event for an enthusiast. We can see this game go to extra time and some cherry on the icing winning goals.

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