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PSG – Barcelona: a surprise defense for Paris

Facing FC Barcelona, ​​Paris Saint-Germain has a meeting with one of the biggest clubs in European football this Wednesday, April 10 in the quarter-final first leg of the Champions League.

Gala match at the Parc des Princes this Wednesday, April 10. In its enclosure, Paris Saint-Germain is preparing to play. play one of the most important matches of its season by facing FC Barcelona in the quarter-final first leg of the Gala League. A major European poster pitting two clubs against each other with the same objective, lift the Big Eared Cup.

What defense for Paris ? 

This is the question that is on the lips of all football specialists and Parisian supporters. After the suspension for the first leg of Achraf Hakimi, Luis Enrique finds face &agrav; a dilemma, playing Marquinhos à right or move down a rank, the young hopeful who already has a career troubleshooted this season &agrav; this position, Warren Zaïre-Emery. In all cases, the Spanish technician has already experienced made his decision as he stated. at a press conference: "I have made my decision and you will see it tomorrow."< /em>Former coach of the Blaugranas, he led the Catalan team during the famous comeback. nbsp;But today, Luis Enrique is only filmed towards the capital club: "It's a totally different match for me. I played against Sporting (Gijon, his former club) as a player and I scored two goals. But you have to be professional, I really like Barça but I have to concentrate on the work and the team that had confidence in me (the PSG). And I want to move on to the next round." Before the double confrontation, the former La Roja coach wasé oacute; questioned in order to know which of him or Xavi best represents the DNA of Barça. "Without a doubt, me. That's my opinion. Possession of the ball, goals, pressure, titles, trophies. I best represent Barça even if others think differently", he underlined& ;eacute;.

FC Barcelona, ​​not favorite according to Xavi

On the side of the Blaugranas, Xavi faces à a race against time with a minimum workforce by injuries. The FC Barcelona coach will be able to count on the returns of Frenkie de Jong and Pedri in midfield. If he enters this quarter-final of the League champions as a &challenge", Xavi thinks Paris Saint-Germain are favorites:"Mbappé, Dembélé, Kolo Muani, Vitinha… Itçthe whole PSG team. The scorer is Mbappé, we know that. You have to be aggressive, mark it well, and be attentive. PSG is one of the best teams in the world in transition […] It's not a strategy. They are the favorites because they have a great team. We are excited but it's true that we are not the favorites. I really think so. (…) I think the favorite is PSG. They added Ousmane Dembélé summer last." For this first leg, no less than eight Blaugrana players are under threat of suspension for the second leg in the event of a yellow card:  Ronald Araujo, Andreas Christensen, Sergi Roberto, Frenkie De Jong, Robert Lewandowski, Lamine Yamal, Ferran Torres and João Félix. At the press conference, to respond to his Parisian counterpart: "You know him, he's like ça. We have a good relationship, I have respect for him. He is one of the best coaches in the world. He has a very nice team. We face a complicated opponent. We both have Barça DNA. It's the same for Arteta and Guardiola, all four of us are in the quarter-finals. You have to have possession, you have to do a lot of things to win. We both want to win and we have identified that we want to win. the same things to get there. We're both looking for the same thing."

Security reinforced for the meeting

This quarter-final first leg is subject to special monitoring for terrorist threats. Tuesday, Gérald Darmanin  announced that security around the Parc des Princes would be " considerably reinforced ". He mentioned; a serious threat publicly invoked by the state Islamic ", before adding that the General Directorate of Security interior (DGSI) " [was] particularly at home take every step to provide preventive or, if necessary, curative information. quot;. This declaration comes the day after threats of attack issued by the Islamic State, inciting its followers on the ;social buckets à pass &agrav; the act in four stadiums in Europe for the Champions League matches.

À what time does it start PSG – Barcelona ? 

The kick-off of the Champions League quarter-final clash between PSG à Barcelona is scheduled Wednesday April 10   9:00 p.m. at the Parc des Princes à Paris (France). Anthony Taylor (England) will be the arbiter of this great European poster.

Which channel to watch PSG – Barcelona ? 

Holders of the TV rights to the Champions League, Canal+ and RMC Sport&nbsp ;1 will broadcast the meeting between the Parisians and the Blaugranas. 

How to follow PSG – Barcelona in streaming ? 

If you want to watch the Champions League quarter-final clash between Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona on your computer, smartphone or tablet, you will need to subscribe à a subscription on MyCanal or on the RMC Sport website. 

What are the probable compositions of PSG – Barcelona ? 

PSG: Donnarumma (G) – Marquinhos, L.Hernandez, Beraldo, Nuno Mendes – Zaïre- Emery, Vitinha, F.Ruiz – Dembélé, Mbappé, Lee (or Ramos).

Barcelona: ter Stegen (G) – Koundé, Cubarsi, Araujo, Cancelo – de Jong, G& uuml;ndogan, F.Lopez – Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha.   

What are the predictions for PSG – Barcelona ? 

  • Betclic: PSG: 1.95/Draw: 3.70/Barcelona: 3.75
  • Bwin: PSG: 1.93/Draw: 3.50/Barcelona: 3.40 ;
  • NetBet: PSG: 1.95/Draw: 3.70/Barcelona: 3.65 & nbsp;
  • Unibet: PSG: 1.95/Draw: 3.78/Barcelona: 3, 80  
Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116