PSG vs Barcelona 2021 champions league RO16

Flashback to PSG vs Barcelona Champions League 2017

The two big clubs are set to face each other on 17th February 2021.  Barcelona is the second of group G. Next, PSG is the table topper of group H. The last match between PSG vs Barcelona was on March 9, 2017. Above all, Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona are facing each other after 4 years in the UEFA champions league

PSG vs Barcelona RO16 champions league
PSG vs Barcelona, 17th February 2021

On their last meeting, the history was created. In truth, they left the mark of the game in everyone’s mind. In the first leg of the champions league RO16, PSG had beaten Barcelona by 4-0.  Angel Di Maria had scored a brace. And, Julian Draxler and Edinson Cavani both scored goals. Barcelona was ruthlessly beaten by PSG in their home ground Parc Des Prince. ( PSG vs Barcelona 2017 )

And, on the second leg, Barcelona did the impossible of the impossible. They created a game to memorize. It became the match to remember ( PSG vs Barcelona 2017). They forced PSG to bow the head. Barca showed them who they are. They made a dramatic comeback in the match in the 95th minute with Sergi Roberto’s brilliant goal. In fact, Sergi Roberto did the best to push Barcelona into the quarters. Meanwhile, Neymar, Messi, and Suarez scored two and one goal respectively to seal the victory. For a minute, Camp Nou felt the earthquake. Indeed, the match was disastrous.

PSG vs Barcelona 2021

Similarly, PSG and Barca are facing each other after 4 years. And, most of the Barcelona players have left the club. Iniesta, Rakitic, Suarez, Rafinha, Mascherano have already left the club. Usually, an average Barcelona squad are available for the game. Most important, then the prince of camp Nou Neymar is now playing for PSG. Unfortunately, Neymar will miss the match against his former club Barcelona. Due to, the ankle injury Neymar is unavailable for the champions league RO16 first leg.

Expected Lineups for champions league RO16

The expected lineups of PSG vs Barcelona are

Expected PSG Lineup Keylor Navas, Alessandro Florenzi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa, Marco Verrratti, Kylian Mbappe, Leandro Paredes, Mauro Icardi, Moise Kean, Idrissa Gueye. 

Expected Barcelona Lineup Ter Stegan, Gerrard Pique,  Jordi Alba, Clement Lenglet, Sergino Dest, Busquets, Pedri,  De Jong, Messi, Griezmann, Dembele

Who May Clinch The Victory?

Surely, it will be a breathtaking match for all the football fans and the club fans. In other words, we can take it as the champions league finals. Consequently, both the managers and the players will give their best to win the match. Although it is a two-legged match, PSG will try to score away goals. At the same time, Barcelona will try some counter-attacks. Most important, PSG has appointed the new manager Mauricio Pochettino. Pochetinno is a quite tactical coach and he focuses on counter-press. Likewise, Tottenham Hotspurs reached the champions league finals in 2019. In fact, Mauricio Pochetinno will make PSG vs Barcelona an eye to eye competition.

 

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