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Starting XI: PSG vs Barca

With FC Barcelona requiring another record-breaking rebound against Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League around evening time, here is the way the two groups line up! 

The Catalan goliaths lost the primary leg of this round of 16 tie at the Camp Nou 4-1, a game in which Kylian Mbappe scored a cap stunt. 

The monstrous loss on home soil left numerous Barca fans with little any expectation of the Blaugrana's odds of advancing to the following round, yet the disposition at the club has improved hugely since. 

They originally figured out how to return from a 2-0 first-leg misfortune at Sevilla to book their ticket in this current season's Copa del Rey last, prior to cutting their hole on pioneers Atletico Madrid in LaLiga. 

Likewise, Joan Laporta was chosen as the Catalan club's new president, and many accept the entirety of the above could touch off another notable "remontada" (rebound) – if effective, it would be the first run through a group topples a 4-1 first-leg rout at home. 

"Remontada" rose to unmistakable quality in football circles, after Barca beat PSG 6-1 in the 2016/17 Champions League to topple a 4-0 first-leg rout. 

This evening's guests, however, will be without Gerard Pique and Ronald Araujo, who have joined long haul truants Philippe Coutinho, Ansu Fati and Sergi Roberto uninvolved. 

PSG, in the interim, will would like to imitate their splendid first-leg show to dodge another memorable embarrassment. 

They should do as such without Neymar, nonetheless, with the Brazilian having additionally missed the main leg because of injury. 

The two groups have confronted each other multiple times to date, with Barca winning five of those ties and PSG four, while three matches finished in a draw. 

In the event that Ronald Koeman's Barca are disposed of, it will be the first run through since the 2006/07 mission that the Blaugrana neglect to arrive at the quarter-finals of the opposition. 

Here is the way they line up: 

PSG: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Gueye, Paredes, Verratti; Draxler, Mbappé, Icardi. 

Barca: Ter Stegen; Dest, Mingueza, Lenglet, Alba; Busquets, De Jong, Pedri; Messi, Dembélé, Griezmann.

Source: Soccer Laduma

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