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PSG vs Barca: Champions League preview, line-ups

PSG vs Barca: Champions League preview, line-ups

The UEFA Champions League returns tonight as PSG welcome European rivals Barcelona while fluttering Dortmund travel to Portugal to face Benfica.

We preview both matches that will be played tonight;

Dortmund vs Benfica

Dortmund scored record 21 goals in the group stage and finished top fo their group ahead of Real Madrid.

Jonas a doubt for Benfica while Götze hasn't travelled for Dortmund with a leg injury. However Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel is confident that Dortmund will be back to their best.

PSG vs Barca: Champions League preview, line-ups

Mario Gotze

Second leg in Germany will be played on 8 March.

Possible line-ups

Benfica: Ederson; Semedo, Luisão, Lindelöf, Eliseu; Fejsa, Pizzi, Salvio, Carrillo/Almeida; Jonas, Mitroglou.

Out: Živković (suspended), Lisandro López (knee)

Doubtful: Jonas (back)

Misses next match if booked: Pizzi, Samaris

Dortmund: Bürki; Piszczek, Sokratis, Bartra, Schmelzer; Weigl, Castro, Raphaël Guerreiro, Dembélé, Reus; Aubameyang.

PSG vs Barca: Champions League preview, line-ups

Dormund line-upbefore a match

Out: Götze (muscular problems), Bender (ankle)

Doubtful: Rode (groin)

Misses next match if booked: Raphaël Guerreiro

PSG vs Barcelona

PSG will be missing captain Thiago Silva who is injured and Thiago Motta who is banned while Barcelona will be missing Aleix Vidal and Javier Mascherano who are both injured.

Presnel Kimpembe, 21, could make UEFA Champions League debut. One interesting fact is PSG have never lost a last 16 tie.

PSG vs Barca: Champions League preview, line-ups

PSG star Verratti tackles Barcelona's Neymar

Possible line-ups

Paris: Trapp; Aurier, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Maxwell; Verratti, Rabiot, Matuidi; Lucas, Cavani, Draxler.

Out: Thiago Motta (suspended), Thiago Silva (muscle problem)

Misses next match if booked: Marquinhos

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Alba; Rakitić, Busquets, Iniesta; Messi, Luis Suárez, Neymar.

Out: Arda Turan (groin), Javier Mascherano (hamstring), Aleix Vidal (ankle)

Where to watch

Super Sport 3 and 6 for Ghanian and Nigerian viewers.

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