The reigning champions go face to face against a team they defeated to collect Europe’s most prestigious prize last season.
A repeat of the 2020 final awaits on Wednesday night as Bayern Munich return to the Champions League to face Paris Saint-Germain at the Allianz Arena.
The German giants will be determined to secure a home advantage while the French side will be hoping to get that crucial away goal. Both sides have suffered a slip in standards this season but cannot afford to put anything less than 100 percent if they are to make their cases stronger for a semi-final spot.
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Bayern had to overcome Lazio to reach the quarter-finals. They did so eloquently as they beat the Italian outfit 6-2 on aggregate, extending their unbeaten run in the Champions League to 19 games.
The Bavarians could now script history by becoming only the second team ever to avoid defeat in 20 successive matches after Manchester United.
If their unbeaten streak isn’t already intimidating enough, their attacking prowess is on another level. Die Roten have scored an extraordinary 79 goals in just 27 Bundesliga games and 24 goals in eight Champions League games so far this season.
Hansi Flick’s men go into Wednesday’s match on the back of a 1-0 win against Leipzig which marked their seventh successive win across all competitions.
Paris Saint-Germain, meanwhile, suffered a 1-0 defeat against Lille last time out and fell three points off the pace in the Ligue 1 title race.
However, they can take relief from the fact that have been doing very well away from home. PSG have won each of their last seven away games across all competitions, averaged almost three goals per game, and conceded only thrice in that period.
Letting in just 19 goals in 21 Ligue 1 games, Mauricio Pochettino’s men have been sound defensively this season.
Bayern Munich vs PSG Head-to-head
Out of the six meetings between the two sides, only two have gone PSG’s way.
The 2019-20 Champions League final marked their latest encounter, with Coman sticking the dagger into his former side to help Bayern to their sixth Champions League title.
Bayern Munich vs PSG Team News
Robert Lewandowski, who has scored 42 goals in 36 games in total in 2020-21, will be a massive miss for the hosts as he nurses a knee injury. Serge Gnabry will also be absent, returned a positive coronavirus test, while Corentin Tolisso and Douglas Costa are also sidelined.
Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi will play no part in the match due to COVID-19. Juan Bernat, Leandro Paredes, and Danilo Pereira are out injured. Layvin Kurzawa and Mauro Icardi, meanwhile, are doubts.