Paris Saint-Germain will seek their Champions League revenge on holders Bayern Munich when both teams square off for their second-leg quarter final tie of the Europe’s elite competition.
The French Champions were at the receiving end last season, as Bayern won the final in Lisbon by a lone goal thanks to Kingsley Coman’s second-half strike.
While, Bayern are hoping to defend their trophy this season, Paris Saint-Germain have lessened their chances following their 3-2 win in the first leg at the Allianz Arena.
The Bavarian will be without their target man Robert Lewandowski, who missed the reverse fixture due to a knee injury he sustained on international duty with Poland.
No doubt, the striker’s absence poses a major set-back to Bayern’s qualification hopes. The 31-year-old was instrumental in their clean sweep of six trophies last year and has been in great form again this campaign, scoring 35 goals in the Bundesliga
With this, Hansi Flick will have no choice but to put faith in former PSG striker Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting to lead the attack.
The Cameroonian international and Thomas Müller were on target in the first leg – a game which Bayern could have won by a landslide after squandering 31 attempts on goal.
PSG also have troubles of their own as first-choice goalkeeper Keylor Navas got off early in their 4-1 win at Strasbourg over the weekend and he could be replaced by Sergio Rico in Paris.
Influential defender Marquinhos misses out with a groin injury sustained in the first leg, while left-back Layvin Kurzawa is another big miss.
Mauricio Porchettino’s men will need to avoid trailing the Bavarian by two goals or more to progress to the semis.