PSG – BARCELONA. Paris-SG finds Barça, this Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in the round of 16 of the Champions League. The capital club will have to do without Neymar, too tight physically after his injury. Probable team composition, TV broadcast… Here’s what you need to know before this return match.
[Updated March 9, 2021 at 6:17 pm] While his return to the group seemed possible on the occasion of this PSG – Barça, Neymar finally withdrew for the second round of this round of 16 of the Champions League and will once again be deprived of a reunion with his former club. Injured in the adductors on February 10, the Brazilian has certainly resumed collective training for several days but the Parisian staff indicated that the state of health of his playmaker was not yet optimal to play a match of this level. . Neymar will continue “his work of individual recovery” in view of the next deadlines. A precautionary principle that is all the more easily adopted given that the Parisians are in a favorable situation regarding qualification (4-1 victory at Barcelona in the first leg) and that they have a large workforce available (see info on the composition of the teams). “He made a lot of efforts to be ready, not just for this match, commented his coach Maurico Pochettino, today at a press conference. All the staff helped him, it’s a shame because he was very motivated to help the team achieve their Champions League goals. It’s a tough time for him, I hope he comes back soon. “
Optimism remains however de rigueur on the side of PSG, on the eve of this return match against Barça. On the one hand, the Parisian formation therefore offered itself a good margin in the first leg; on the other hand, she prepared well for this European meeting by winning without trembling in Brest (0-3), last weekend in the Coupe de France; finally, despite the absence of Neymar, she sees her infirmary gradually emptying since only Juan Bernat, who could return to the competition at the beginning of April, and Moïse Kean (Covid-19) still frequent the infirmary. “Little by little, we are recovering players and the group is getting stronger”, appreciated the Parisian coach on Sunday, who also indicated on Tuesday, during the pre-match press conference, that he had not yet made any final choices regarding his starting XI and that he would make up his mind on Wednesday.
PSG – Barça: date and time
Note the kick-off schedule for this second leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League between PSG and FC Barcelona: it will be given at 9 p.m., this Wednesday March 10, 2021, from the Parc des Princes, i.e. three weeks after the first leg in Catalonia.
What starting line-up for Barça and PSG?
In addition to Juan Bernat, recovering from his knee injury, two other Parisian players will therefore miss the call for the reception of FC Barcelona: Moïse Kean, who recently contracted the Covid-19, and Neymar. The probable line-up of PSG: Navas – Florenzi or Kehrer, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa – Paredes, Verratti, Gueye – Di Maria, Icardi, Mbappé. As for Barcelona, Ronald Koeman deplores the absences of Philippe Coutinho, Sergi Roberto, Ansu Fati, all injured, and undoubtedly of Ronald Araujo and Gerard Piqué, victims of sprains. The Dutch coach should opt, as in recent weeks, for a starting line-up organized in 3-5-2. The probable line-up of Barça: Ter Stegen – Mingueza, Lenglet, Umtiti – Dest, De Jong, Busquets, Pedri, Alba – Messi, Dembélé.
PSG – Barça: on which channel on TV?
This PSG – Barça will not benefit from an unencrypted broadcast on TV on Wednesday: it is the RMC Sport 1 channel which will indeed ensure the broadcast of the match live (the TV program). Jérôme Sillon and Jérôme Rothen will be responsible for comments.
PSG – Barça en streaming
To watch this football match between Paris-SG and FC Barcelona in streaming, via your tablet, your computer, or even your smartphone, you will need to go to the dedicated RMC Sport website. Access to the video stream is also subject to the purchase of a paid subscription.