PSG seem to have lost steam after permitting a transfer of their former danger man, Zlatan Ibrahamovic, to Manchester United. They now trail league leaders, Monaco in the Ligue 1 table. Should their last four campaigns in Europe be anything to go by, they would not have much to worry going into Tuesday’s first leg encounter at home to the Lionel Messi led Barca. The Parisians have gone past the Last 16, four years consecutively in the Champions League, but they now have a mountain before them if they must make it again to the quarter-finals.
Barcelona have played second fiddle to Real Madrid in the LaLiga almost all season long, trailing the Zinedine Zidane tutored side even with 2 games to spare. However, the Catalan giants just came off a 6-nil thumping of Alaves on the road, which should send shivers down the spine of any next welcoming opponent.
Champions League speaking, these two sided have met 8 times. Barcelona have had the better of PSG in 3 of the encounters, drawn 3 times, and lost twice — both away to PSG.
Date & Time
Tuesday, February 14, 8:45pm Nigerian Time
PSG 2-3 Barcelona