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Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain Live Streaming:Fierce mid-week battles are back and are back with the bang. On the very first day in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16, we have a high-tension match scheduled between French club Pairs Saint-Germain and Spanish Giant Barcelona. And with the much-awaited match all set to kick-off within a few hours’ time; we bring up the live streaming details and TV guide along with the match preview and the probable starting line-up.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain Match Preview
There will be absolutely no love lost when the Five-time UEFA Champions League winner lock horns with the Four-time French Ligue 1 defending champion Paris Saint-Germain. PSG will be up for a sweet revenge over the Catalans who turned to be their nemesis in the previous two occasions in the UEFA Champions League. In 2013 as well as 2015, Barcelona had the better of PSG. PSG definitely had got bad memories of 2013 when they were ousted on away goal rule, but 2015 was even worse as they slumped to a 5-1 defeat on aggregate.
PSG are currently placed at the second spot on the table in the French Ligue 1 adrift of the league leaders by 3 points. Barcelona are also placed at the second spot on the table in the Spanish La Liga behind arch rivals Real Madrid who have played two matches less. However, when it comes to big matches in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17, these domestic tournaments hardly matter for the intensity of the matches is completely from those in the domestic leagues. It’s all about soaking in the pressure and putting up a spirited performance and Barcelona know how to do it as they have done it one number of occasions in the past.
It will be tough for PSG to get past the Catalans. Even the history is against them as they have never managed to win the two-legged ties against Barca. But the PSG manager thinks it in a different way and has put in the right way. He has been quoted saying, “It should be a good, attractive tie. It’ll come down to who plays better at crucial moments, who gets their tactics right and who wins the duels on the pitch. We want to seize this chance because we’re playing against one of the best teams in Europe and the world. It’ll be difficult for us – but also difficult for them.”
The match will also see two Uruguayans coming against each other – Edinson Cavani and Luis Suarez. Both of them are in sublime form this season and hail from the same boyhood town. It will be really interesting to find out who has the last laugh when these two teams come against each other in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 ties. Also, it will be interesting how Angel di Maria fares in the match who will be playing against his national team captain Lionel Messi.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: PSG vs Barcelona Team News
Both teams have got a few things to worry about when it comes to injuries. For the Catalans, their regular central back Aleix Vidal has been ruled out for five months owing to an ankle injury. It is expected that Gerard Pique will make a comeback to the playing eleven for the upcoming Barcelona vs PSG encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17.
For the French side, Marco Verratti is all set to make a comeback to the starting after a long injury lay-off. He did play for an hour in the Ligue 1 tie against Bordeaux which PSG triumphed with a 3-0 scoreline. However, Javier Pastore has been ruled out due to an injury. Thiago Motta will also be not available for selection due to a suspension.
Barcelona (probable line-up): Ter Stegen, Gerard Pique, Umtiti, Lucas Digne, Jeremy Mathieu, Ivan Rakitic, Sergio Busquets, Andre Gomes, Messi, Neymar, and Suarez
PSG (probable line-up): Trapp, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Meunier, Kurzawa, Marco Verratti, Adrien Rabiot, Lucas Moura, Julian Draxler, Angel di Maria and Edinson Cavani
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Barcelona vs PSG Match Prediction
Neither PSG nor Barca would be ready to give an inch to each other. And it promises a really incredible encounter between these two. We predict that we will have a 0-0 stalemate at the end of the 90 minutes with both teams looking to keep things in the balance before the second leg.
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: PSG vs Barcelona Match Details
Date: February 14, 2017
Time: 01:15 AM IST (next day), 07:45 PM GMT
Venue: Parc des Princes, Paris
UEFA Champions League 2016-17: Barcelona vs Paris Saint-Germain Live Streaming Details and TV Guide
TV Listings: The PSG vs Barcelona encounter in the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Round of 16 is going to be telecasted live on Ten 2 in India, on BT Sport 2 in the UK and on Fox Sports 1 USA in the USA.
Online Streaming: The live streaming of the match will be available on Ten Sports Live in India and on BT Sport Live Streaming in the UK.
Hope you enjoyed going through the live streaming details and the TV Guide of the UEFA Champions League 2016-17 Round of 16 encountersbetween Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain. You are always welcome ifyou want to share your views regarding the match preview and the probable starting line-up and any other aspect of the match. We will be eager to listen to your voice.