Date: 8th April 2021
Time: 12:30 AM (IST)
Venue: Allianz Arena
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Bayern Munich lock horns with PSG in the high-voltage Champions League quarter-final leg 1 at the Allianz Arena. When the sides last met at the knockout stage in the league, that is the finale last year, Bayern had beaten PSG 1-0 to become the champions. Despite the unavailability of players, Bayern look favorites ahead of this game. The match is scheduled to begin at 12:30 AM (IST).
Serge Gnabry has been ruled out of the game after he tested positive for COVID-19. Robert Lewandowski, Douglas Costa and Corentin Tolisso have been ruled out of the game due to injuries.
Alessandro Florenzi and Marco Verratti have tested positive for the virus and will be missing the game. Juan Bernat is also injured and will be missing out on this match.
Bayern Munich are coming on the back off a 1-0 victory over RB Leipzig and would have a lot of momentum on their side. Leon Goretzka scored the goal for them and they are currently at the top of the Bundesliga table with 64 points and have solidified their chances of winning the title. They had also topped their Group A Champions League standing with 5 wins and 1 loss. Bayern also had a 6-2 aggregate against Lazio in the last 16 and will certainly be on cloud nine. However, the absence of Robert Lewandowski and Serge Gnabry may hamper their confidence a bit.
On the other hand, 22-year-old Kylian Mbappe will be the marquee player for PSG. He is the youngest to score 25 goals in the UEFA Champions League and is a vital cog in the wheels of PSG. PSG are presently second in the Ligue-1 standings and had topped their group in the Champions League standings with 4 wins and 2 losses. In the round of 16, they won by an aggregate of 5-2 against Catalan giants, Barcelona.
Probable Playing XI
Manuel Neuer; Alphonso Davies, David Alaba, Niklas Sule, Benjamin Pavard; Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka; Thomas Muller, Leroy Sane, Kingsley Coman; Eric Maxim
Keylor Navas; Layvin Kurzawa, Presnel Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Thilo Kehrer; Idrissa Gueye, Ander Herrera; Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Angel Di Maria; Moise Kean
Goalkeepers: Navas, Nuer
Defenders: Davies, Kurzawa, Alaba, Sule
Midfielders: Di Maria, Sane, Kimmich, Coman, Herrera
Strikers: Maxim, Neymar, Mueller
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