Champions League 2022-23 : Bayern vs PSG Match Preview and Lineups

PSG vs Bayern
GAME PSG vs Bayern
DATE 08/03/2023
TIME 01:30 AM (Indian Standard Time)
ARENA Allianz Arena
LEAGUE Champtions Leageue - UCL

Match Preview of PSG vs Bayern

Ninety minutes that could potentially make or break Christophe Galtier's time in the Paris Saint-Germain hotseat await on Wednesday night, as Bayern Munich welcome the French champions to the Allianz Arena in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 showdown.

A solitary strike from ex-PSG product Kingsley Coman was enough to propel the Bavarians to a 1-0 first-leg win three weeks ago, as a familiar sense of deja vu rears its ugly head for the ardent Parisiens.

Shades of the 2019-20 final arose in the French capital during Bayern's reunion with PSG, who lost the showpiece event three years ago to a Coman winner, and it was an identical story when the German champions came to town for the first leg of their last-16 tie.

On Valentine's Day, there was no love lost between Coman and PSG, who succumbed to a 53rd-minute winner from their former academy graduate, and Julian Nagelsmann's side survived a late sending off for Benjamin Pavard to put one foot firmly in the last eight.

Also halfway there to revenge over PSG for eliminating them in the 2020-21 quarter-finals, Bayern ought to feel hopeful of avoiding just a second last-16 exit from their last 12 Champions League campaigns - the perennial German champions bowed out at this point to Liverpool in 2018-19.

Furthermore, not since the 2010-11 campaign have Bayern been eliminated from the Champions League when winning the first leg of a knockout tie, while 15 of their last 17 top-tier European games at the Allianz Arena have ended in victory, including all three of their group-stage games against Barcelona, Inter Milan and Viktoria Plzen this season - with three clean sheets in tow.

Our Predicted Lineups

PSG possible starting lineup:Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Ramos; Mendes; Pereira; Ruiz, Vitinha, Verratti; Neymar, Messi

Bayern possible starting lineup: starting lineup:Sommer; Cancelo, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Sane, Musiala, Coman; Choupo-Moting

Who will win the match?

We say: Bayern Munich 0-2 Paris Saint-Germain. Even with regular ankle victim Neymar watching another crucial European contest from the sidelines, the lethal Messi-Mbappe combination can no doubt trouble a ravaged Bayern backline, and Wednesday's second leg should certainly live up to the billing. While surely capable of wiping out Bayern's impeccable defensive home record in Europe, PSG were exposed on several occasions in their recent wins over Lille and Nantes, and the prolific Bavarians can match their visitors' ruthlessness to advance to the last eight and prolong the Parisiens' European agony

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