It's that time of year again. The knockout stage of the UEFA Champions League begins on Tuesday, February 16, for Paris Saint-Germain and as luck would have it, they face their most hated European rival–FC Barcelona.
On this episode of PSG Talking, recording on Valentine's Day, I'm joined by fellow contributors Ty, James, and Guillaume, to preview the highly anticipated Round of 16 tie between PSG and Barcelona.
Up first, we check in with Ty who gives us a recap of Barcelona's season so far and explains how they're just hitting their stride at the right time. He also names a few players who could cause major issues for Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, and the rest of PSG's defense.
Next, we discuss the impact of Neymar Jr.'s injury. Should Mauricio Pochettino have risked him mid-week against Ligue 2's Stade Malherbe Caen? How big of a blow is this to PSG as they prepare for Barcelona?
We also debate PSG's best formation and lineup for the clash against Barcelona? Should Moise Kean get the start? Is Layvin Kurzawa the best option at left-back? Should Marquinhos play defensive midfielder? Tactically, should PSG go down fighting or park the bus?
The show concludes with us finishing a simple sentence, "PSG will advance past Barcelona IF..."
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