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UCL: PSG v Bayern Munich Preview

Following a goal-fest in the first leg, attention will be in France, as German Bundesliga champions, Bayern Munich will be taking on Ligue 1 champions, Paris Saint-Germain at the Le Parc des Princes, as they bid to overturn a 3-2 deficit of the first leg.

There have been 10 Champions League meetings between these two teams, with Paris Saint-Germain winning 6 games, while Bayern Munich have won 4 matches. Both teams scored a total of 29 goals in those encounters, 15 goals for the French side and 14 goals for the German side.

PSG will be without Mauro Icardi due to injury, while Abdou Diallo, Marco Veratti, Marquinhos, Layvin Kurzawa, and Juan Bernat, are all doubts for this clash. Bayern Munich, on the other hand, will be without Ballon d’Or winner, Robert Lewandowski, Niklas Süle, Corentin Tolisso, Douglas Costa, and Serge Gnabry due to injury, while Jérome Boateng, Kingsley Coman, Marc Roca, Lucas Hernandez, Leon Goretzka are doubts for this tie.

PSG manager, Mauricio Pochettino hails Bayern Munich as the best team in the world. He said: “For me, anything can happen, Bayern are the best team in the world at the moment. I have enormous respect for them. But at the same time, we have confidence in our strengths, and we know that we have to think about winning this match.”

Bayern Munich boss, Hansi Flick spoke about their missed chances in the first leg. He said: “We had many chances in the first leg, but weren’t so clinical. We have to do better. We know it won’t be easy, but we will give everything.”

He added: “We know we have to score at least two goals. It will be a tough task, but these are the games we play football for. We want to cause a mini upset in Paris. Of course, we’ll be delighted if we manage that.”

PSG took their chances in the first leg, while Bayern missed lots of them and the defending champions will still be without Lewandowski. It will be difficult for them to defeat PSG, who are gunning to become the second French team to win the Champions League. This will be a tough clash that could end in a draw or a narrow win for the home side.

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