Bayern Munich host Paris Saint-Germain in a mouthwatering Champions League quarter-final first leg clash TONIGHT: Everything you need to know ahead of kick-off
- Bayern Munich host PSG in tonight’s Champions League quarter-final clash
- The German giants beat PSG 1-0 to lift the prestigious trophy last season
- Mauricio Pochettino is under pressure after PSG’s loss to Lille on Saturday
- Robert Lewandowski remains out with an injury sustained on international duty
Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain go head-to-head in an intriguing Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday night in what will be a repeat of last year’s final.
Reigning champions Bayern defeated PSG to claim their sixth Champions League triumph last season, and they come into the fixture seven points clear of RB Leipzig at the Bundesliga summit, with the league title all-but wrapped up.
PSG fell to a highly disappointing defeat on Saturday to rivals Lille, who moved ahead of the French giants in the battle for the Ligue 1 title.
Recently appointed Mauricio Pochettino comes into the match under pressure to deliver, though their emphatic last-16 destruction of Barcelona will no doubt provide them with ample confidence.
With the highly unpredictable spectacle just a matter of hours away, Sportsmail takes you through the all-important information.
Hans-Dieter Flick (left) and Mauricio Pochettino (right) will go to battle on Wednesday night
Bayern Munich beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 to win the Champions League last season
Paris Saint-Germain travel to Bayern Munich for their Champions League quarter-final first leg on Wednesday, April 7.
The all-important match will kick-off at 8pm BST at the Allianz Arena. Due to the prevalent coroanvirus restrictions we’ve all become so accustomed to, the match will, of course, be played behind closed doors.
The pair will then return to their respective domestic fixtures, before the second leg in Paris takes place next Tuesday.
How to watch Bayern Munich vs PSG
The match will be broadcast live on BT Sport 3, with Chelsea and Porto – who are also in action simultaneously – being shown on BT Sport 2.
Subscribers can also watch both games on both the BT website and app.
Bayern Munich vs PSG: Team news
Robert Lewandowski remains sidelined after sustaining an injury on international duty
The big news for Bayern is that star striker Robert Lewandowski remains sidelined with a knee injury and will be unavailable for both legs.
And in another blow, it was announced on Tuesday that Serge Gnabry has tested positive for coronavirus and will also be unavailable.
The German giants still have a plethora of attacking talent available to them, and in Lewandowski’s absence, former Stoke forward Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting could potentially lead the line in what has become an extraordinary story.
As for PSG, they have also been impacted by coronavirus, with Marco Verratti out having tested positive.
Meanwhile, Leandro Paredes is suspended and unavailable, with Danilo Pereira and Idrissa Gueye likely to come into the side.
Bayern Munich vs PSG: The odds
While most acknowledge that anything could happen in this intriguing match-up, it’s Bayern who come into the fixture as the favourites among the bookies.
The pair have played 10 times throughout history, with both clubs claiming five wins apiece. However, it was Bayern who ran out 1-0 winners when they met in last year’s final.
And it’s the German giants who are favoured to prevail once more, with odds of 19/20 to win the first leg, while PSG are the underdogs at 11/4. Meanwhile, a draw is at 29/10.
*Odds as per Betfair and correct at the time of publication
Champions League quarter-final fixtures in full
With the quarter-final action getting under on Tuesday with two stunning ties, there are just six matches remaining before we have our semi-finalists.
The full schedule is outlined below.
Champions League quarter-finals
Tuesday, April 6
- Manchester City 2-1 Borussia Dortmund
- Real Madrid 3-1 Liverpool
Wednesday, April 7
- Bayern Munich vs Paris Saint-Germain
- FC Porto vs Chelsea
Tuesday, April 13
- Chelsea vs FC Porto
- Paris Saint-Germain vs Bayern Munich
Wednesday April 14
- Borussia Dortmund vs Manchester City
- Liverpool vs Real Madrid
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