Our Uefa Champions League quarter final focus on Wednesday night is firmly on Paris where PSG host Barcelona.
These two teams are no strangers to each other having met in the group stage this season and also in the quarter finals of the 2012/13 competition. Barcelona topped the group ahead of PSG this time around but there was very little in it with PSG winning the meeting in Paris and Barca taking revenge in Spain. The quarter final match up in 2013 saw both legs finish all square and Barcelona squeezed through on the away goals rule.
Current Ligue 1 Position 1st (as of 9th April)
Last Six League Results W4 D1 L1
Home Record P15 W11 D4 L0 GS 34 GC10
2014/15 Champions League: W4 D3 L1 GS 13 GC 10
PSG were terrific in the Round of 16, drawing the first leg of their clash with Chelsea 1-1 in Paris before a 2-2 draw (after extra time) at Stamford Bridge saw them through on the away goals rule. PSG had Ibrahimovic sent off after 30 minutes in the second leg in London and came back to equalize twice to upset one of the favourites. Domestically they have also made it to the top of the Ligue 1 standings and PSG have not tasted defeat in Paris in any competitive match this season.
Current La Liga Position 1st (as of 9th April)
Last Six League Results W6 D0 L0
Away Record P15 W11 D2 L2 GS 33 GC 8
2014/15 Champions League: W7 D0 L1 GS 18 GC 6
Barcelona are going well right now and they won both legs of their Round of 16 meeting with Manchester City to go through 3-1 on aggregate. The margin of Barca’s victory over City would have been far greater but for the heroics of goalkeeper Joe Hart but the goals have generally been flowing for Barca and on recent evidence they look stronger than the side which lost to Atletico Madrid in the quarter finals of last season’s Champions League competition.
Overall Head to Head Record
Barcelona Wins 1
Last time they met
10/12/14 Champions League Group Stage Barcelona 3-1 PSG
Barcelona Scorers: Messi (19), Neymar (41), Suarez (77)
PSG Scorer: Ibrahimovic (15)
Half time: 2-1
Previous Three Head to Heads Results
30/09/14 Champions League Group Stage PSG 3-2 Barcelona
10/04/13 Champions League Group Stage Barcelona 1-1 PSG
02/04/13 Champions League Group Stage PSG 2-2 Barcelona
These teams have been hard to separate in recent meetings and that could again be the case here. We expect this quarter final to still be hanging in the balance going into the return on 21st April.
Pick: 1st Leg Match Result, Draw