UCL Match Preview: Bayern Munich vs Paris-Saint Germain
UEFA Champions League : Bayern Munich vs Paris-Saint Germain : Match Preview
Final MatchDay of the Champions League features an awesome fixture, it’s Bayern Munich vs Paris-Saint Germain.
Match Details –
Venue : Allianz Arena, Munich.
Date : 05/12/17 – 01:15 (IST) nextday, 19:45 (GMT), 21:45 (CEST).
TV Telecast : Sony Ten 1, Sony Ten 1 HD and Sony Liv app, beIN Sports, Canal Sports, Sky Sports.
Live Stream : http://www.sonyliv.com
Bayern : The Bavarians made a winning comeback against Hannover 3-1 on MatchDay 14 of the Bundesliga after suffering a lost against Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-1 on MatchDay 13. They now stand on first position with 32 points, and possess a 6 point lead over 2nd placed RB Leipzig and 7 from Schalke. Not only did they win but they also had Müller, Ribery and Alaba back on track against Hannover. Müller also had an assist for Vidal’s goal. So ravishing Bayern to continue their form against ravishing PSG? Well perhaps this is the toughest question presently, we will have to wait until Tuesday night for the answer. It doesn’t matter if Bayern or PSG lose, both have qualified for the knockout stages already, for the dismay of Celtic and Anderlecht fans. Though Bayern may look for a revenge as they have lost 3-0 in the Parc Des Princes previously this season under the reign of Carlo Ancelotti.
Huge injury list of Bayern slowly and steadily is coming to shape and only 4 first team players are out presently (o well they had 6-7 out few weeks back). Manuel Neuer (Foot), Juan Bernat (Muscle), Thiago Alcantara (Thigh) and Arjen Robben (Thigh) will surely remain out for the fixture. Else Heynckes has a full squad to pick from.
Possible line up – Bayern (4-2-3-1) : Ulreich; Kimmich, Boateng, Hummels, Alaba; Martinez, Vidal; Coman, Müller, James; Lewandowski.
PSG : PSG are flying high in the Ligue 1 with 41 points from 16 MatchDays! But they have slipped against Strasbourg 2-1 last MatchDay. But for their defense they didn’t play their first team. Edinson Cavani, Marco Verrati, Thiago Silva, Layvin Kurzawa didn’t feature that day! Though still it’s odd to lose against 16th placed Strasbourg, with Neymar, Mbappe and Draxler playing. Doesn’t matter for PSG as they have already made up a 9 point lead over 2nd placed Lyon.
Defeating Bayern anywhere in the World isn’t a easy job but they have already did that once this season and they will be looking to do the same yet again on MatchDay 6. So they will win all their fixtures in the group stage then? Whitewash on the way? Maybe!
PSG will be without Thiago Motta (Knee) and he is also set to be long term absentee. Else Unai Emery has a full squad to pick from. Rumoured Bayern Munich target Julian Draxler is also set for a start.
Possible line up – PSG (4-3-3) : Areola; Alves, Marquinhos, Silva, Kurzawa; Verratti, Rabiot, Draxler; Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani.
Head to Head
Overall – 3 matches.
Drawn – 0 matches.
Bayern won – 1 match.
PSG won – 2 matches.
Bayern scored – 2 goals.
PSG scored – 4 goals.