PSG vs Bayern is an upcoming match as two of Europe’s powerhouses will clash in the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday.
- Location: Paris, France
- Stadium: Parc des Princes
- Date: Tuesday 14 January
- Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
- Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
- VAR: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)
PSG vs Bayern: Match Preview
Both sides are among the favourites to win the competition, with PSG looking to finally land their first title while Bayern are seeking their seventh. Only one side will make it to the last eight, however.
Bayern can count themselves extremely unlucky to be drawn with PSG, given they won all six of their group games, only to find themselves in a repeat of the 2020 final.
Both teams’ seasons hinge on success in this competition, and crashing out at this early stage is going to put significant pressure on whichever side does not come out on top.
Injuries have been a massive problem for PSG but there is hope that the majority of their problems could be ended in time for this one. Lionel Messi is expected back from a hamstring injury and he should be joined by midfielder Marco Verratti.
Kylian Mbappe had been ruled out for this one but was back in light training on Sunday, and local reports suggest he could make the matchday squad, although whether he’ll be a starter or even play at all is a different matter.
Renato Sanches and Nordi Mukiele are confirmed absentees, while Fabian Ruiz must overcome a stomach virus first.
There are fears over Thomas Muller after he suffered a calf injury at the weekend. The German has claimed it is not a serious problem but this game may well come too soon for him.
Manuel Neuer, Sadio Mane, Lucas Hernandez, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui remain out, but Joshua Kimmich will return from suspension.
PSG vs Bayern: Head to Head:
PSG have a slight edge over Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League and have won six out of the 11 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Bayern Munich’s five victories.
PSG have lost only one of their five home games against Bayern Munich in the UEFA Champions League but did lose their most recent such encounter in April 2021.
PSG have won six of their 11 UEFA Champions League games against Bayern Munich – the best win percentage of any team that has played more than 10 games against the Bavarians in the competition.
PSG (4-3-1-2): Donnarumma; Hakimi, Ramos, Marquinhos, Mendes; Verratti, Vitinha, Danilo; Neymar; Messi, Ekitike.
Bayern (4-2-3-1): Sommer; Cancelo, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane; Choupo-Moting.
PSG vs BAY: Fantasy XI
Donnarumma; Hakimi, Ramos, Upamecano, Davies; Verratti, Goretzka, Kimmich; Gnabry, Neymar, Messi.