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Barcelona vs Paris St Germain takes place in the Champions League quarter final second leg on Wednesday night with the game evenly balanced. The game will kick off at 2.45 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream (details below).
Barcelona will be favorites for this game despite the fact that the first leg was drawn. The first leg in Paris ended 2-2 and PSG showed that they were not going to lie down and let Barcelona have the tie. However, with two away goals for Barcelona PSG will have their work cut out tonight.
PSG will need to win this tie or at least get a 2-2 score draw to take it through to extra time tonight. If Barcelona can just hold on for a 0-0 draw they will go through on the away goals rule.
However, Barcelona are not a team to usually sit back and defend, especially at home in the Nou Camp. They will not doubt be playing possession football as always for this game and try and starve the French side of any threat. By keeping possession the Spanish giants will hope to open up the PSG defense and if they can even get one or two goals the task will be that much more difficult for PSG.
Former Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas is the man tasked with filling the boots of Lionel Messi for Barcelona with Pedro replacing Alexis Sanchez in a re-jigged frontline for Barca tonight.
With Javier Mascherano ruled out through both injury and suspension there is also a change at the back from the first leg. Adriano fills in alongside Gerard Pique at the heart of the defence.
The central midfield partnership of David Beckham and Blaise Matuidi that started in the French capital is no more for Paris St-Germain. Former England captain Beckham is replaced by the younger legs of Marco Verratti, while Thiago Motta, who spent six years at Barcelona, is in for the suspended Matuidi.
Barcelona vs Paris St Germain is scheduled to kick off at 7.45 p.m. UK time and can be watched online through free live stream by clicking here.