PSG vs Bayern: Match Preview, Predicted Line-ups

PSG will host Bayern Munich in the first leg of the Champions League last 16 on Tuesday at Parc des Princes in Paris.

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Match Details:

  • Location: Paris, France
  • Stadium: Parc des Princes
  • Date: Tuesday 14 January
  • Kick-off Time: 20:00 GMT / 15:00 ET / 12:00 PT
  • Referee: Michael Oliver (ENG)
  • VAR: Tomasz Kwiatkowski (POL)

PSG vs Bayern: Match Preview

Both sides are among the favourites to win this competition. Paris Saint-Germain hope 2023 will be the year they end their long wait for the Champions League trophy, while Bavarians dream of a seventh European crown.

Both teams’ seasons depend on success in this game, and crashing out at this early stage would put a lot of pressure on whichever side does not come out on top.

PSG vs Bayern Team News


Injuries have been a big problem for PSG, but hopefully, most of their problems can be resolved in time. Lionel Messi is expected to return from a hamstring injury and should be supported by midfielder Marco Verratti.

Kylian Mbappe was ruled out for the game but returned to light training on Sunday, with local reports suggesting he could be included in the matchday squad, although whether he will be in the starting XI or even that is another question entirely.


There are concerns over Thomas Muller, who suffered a calf injury at the weekend. The German claims it’s not a serious problem, but the game may have come too soon for him.

Manuel Neuer, Sadio Mane, Lucas Hernandez, Ryan Gravenberch and Noussair Mazraoui remain out, but Joshua Kimmich will return from suspension.

PSG vs Bayern: Predicted Lineups

PSG (4-3-1-2): Donnarumma; Hakimi, Ramos, Marquinhos, Mendes; Verratti, Vitinha, Danilo; Neymar; Messi, Ekitike.

Bayern (4-2-3-1): Sommer; Cancelo, De Ligt, Upamecano, Davies; Goretzka, Kimmich; Gnabry, Musiala, Sane; Choupo-Moting.

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