Champions League: Barcelona - PSG

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Barcelona for this match will be without Carles Puyol and Javier Mascherano. But also doubtful Lionel Messi and Adriano. I read that Messi will be out for three weeks which mean that he will missed this game. That is big blow for Barcelona. They will still have strong midfield but much weaker in attack without Messi. Pedro Rodríguez is available after a one-match ban, but he has a little injury too.

 

The late equaliser at the Parc de Princes has given Paris Saint-Germain the belief that they are still in this tie, while their overall performance will have the side believing they are capable of hanging with one of the best teams in Europe. PSG have great team and great coach Carlo Ancelotti. PSG have stong defense, strong midfield and in attack they have Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ezequiel Lavezzi or Javier Pastore. Blaise Matuidi serves a one-match suspension having collected his third yellow card in the first leg, while Thiago Motta is doubtful. Alex and Thiago Silva both missed out on the win at last weekend against Rennes, and will need late fitness tests to determine their availability.

 

In first game PSG scored the first goal from offside and that was first judge against Barcelona. Usual Barcelona have a lot of help from the referees but that moment was against them. The Spanish giants were in control for most of the game in Paris, but Blaise Matuidi's last-gasp equaliser gave PSG some hope heading into the second leg.

 

This will be PSG's second travel to Spain during this season, they've managed to pick up a 2-1 win in the previous round against Valencia. It's a fact that Lionel Messi is the heart of Barcelona's offensive line, and yet without him the team will be weaker. The injuries (Puyol, Messi, Pedro, Adriano) in the Barcelona squad will also provide some confidence for PSG as they need to either win the game 0-1, or score at least twice to give themselves a chance of shocking the Catalans. I think that PSG have some chances and I think that they will not lose this game with huge diference.

 

Pick: PSG +2 (AH)
Odds: 1.50
Bookie: Bet365
Stake: 6/10

 

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