PSG vs Bayern Munich LIVE: Champions League team news, line-ups and more tonight

Paris Saint-Germain host Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarter-final second leg, with still everything to play for as the reigning champions seek a comeback.

A 3-2 victory for Mauricio Pochettino’s side in the first leg puts PSG firmly in control, with their away goals meaning Bayern need to score twice without reply as a minimum if they want to continue their defence of the trophy. Kylian Mbappe took centre stage once more in the snow in Bavaria, but they have it all to do once more if the Ligue 1 champions want to see off Hansi Flick’s side – who know how to win on the biggest of occasions.

At the weekend there were contrasting fortunes for the two clubs with PSG winning with ease while Bayern were frustrated by conceding a late goal to draw, but all the focus now is on the biggest prize in club football and a place in the last four.

The absence of Robert Lewandowski makes Bayern’s task more difficult, but there remain plenty of match-winners and goalscorers in the team – and the mindset of the PSG players in these biggest of games is not yet proven beyond all doubt, given their constant falling short in Europe in previous seasons.

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Follow all the action live as PSG play Bayern Munich in the Champions League below.

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HOME STRUGGLES

PSG have won just one of their last five matches at the Parc des Princes – including defeats to title rivals Lille and Monaco.

AWAY GOALS

Another reminder, even though both legs are taking place behind closed doors, the away goals rule still applies.

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“I BELIEVE IN YOU!”

As a reminder, Robert Lewandowski remains unavailable for Bayern Munich after injuring his knee while on international duty with Poland last month, but the striker is back in training and could return for the semi-finals, if the Germans make it though.

TEAM NEWS

Two changes for PSG from the first leg – one enforced, as Marquinhos has not recovered from the injury that saw him withdrawn in the first half last week. Danilo drops into defence, just as he did last week, with Leandro Parades returning from suspension to play alongside Idrissa Gueye in midfield.

There’s one change for Bayern, with Leon Goretzka still side-lined due to the injury that saw him brought off last week. David Alaba moves into midfield again, with Lucas Hernandez at centre back and Alphonso Davies, in from the start this week, in at left back.

Marco Verratti returns to the PSG bench after missing the first leg due to a positive Covid-19 test.

TEAM NEWS

PSG XI: Navas; Dagba, Kimpembe, Danilo, Diallo; Gueye, Parades, Draxler; Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria

Bayern XI: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Hernandez, Davies; Kimmich, Alaba; Sane, Muller, Coman, Choupo-Moting

FIRST LEG

A reminder, PSG are 3-2 up from the first leg in Germany – it was an incredible encounter and we can hope to see more of the same tonight.

Bayern and PSG deliver breathless mayhem to show why Champions League format should never change

The European giants put on a spectacle in the first leg of their quarter-final on a snowy night at the Allianz Arena

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