PSG vs Barcelona lineups, starting 11, team news for Champions League quarterfinal – Sporting News

Paris Saint-Germain welcome Barcelona to the Parc des Princes in the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League as Luis Enrique seeks to plot the downfall of his former club.
Barca’s incredible 6-1 victory over PSG in 2017 gave Luis Enrique one of his most memorable nights in the Camp Nou hot seat, however that historic comeback was only necessary because the Ligue 1 giants stormed to a 4-0 triumph in the first leg.
It forms part of a balanced head-to-head record in UEFA competitions, with four wins for each side and four draws.
Barcelona are attempting to give club great Xavi a glorious farewell as he prepares to step down at the end of this season. There is also a romantic element to this season’s Champions League final being at Wembley, where the Blaugrana claimed their first European title back in 1991.
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They are understandably betting outsiders but if Xavi’s players can extend an 11-match unbeaten run across all competitions then fans might start to dream.
Here, The Sporting News take a look at all the team news and projected lineups for the first leg.

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First choice right-back Achraf Hakimi is unavailable due to a one-game suspension with Nordi Mukiele set to replace him after recovering from a facial injury.
Highly-rated teenage midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery is also fit to start with Kylian Mbappe, Marquinhos and Fabian Ruiz poised to be recalled after being rested for the 1-1 weekend draw with Clermont.
PSG predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Donnarumma (GK) — Mukiele, Marquinhos, Skriniar, Hernandez — Zaire-Emery, Ugarte, Ruiz — Dembele, Ramos, Mbappe.
PSG subs (12): TBC
Spain star Pedri is set to just miss out for Barcelona, but Xavi should have fellow midfielders Frenkie de Jong and Andreas Christensen back, with the latter having taken on a holding role to fine effect in 2024.
Barcelona predicted XI (4-3-3 right to left): Ter Stegen (GK) — Kounde, Araujo, Martinez, Cancelo — De Jong, Christensen, Gundogan — Lamine Yamal, Lewandowski, Felix.
Barcelona subs (12): TBC
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Dom is the senior content producer for Sporting News UK.







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