Welcome to PSG vs Bayern

PSG welcome Bayern to the Parc des Princes this evening as the champions of France and Germany go head to head in the Champions League round of 16.

Despite missing their league game on the weekend, Lionel Messi is expected to be fit to face Bayern this evening, and he could be joined by Marco Verratti who is set to return from injury.

The French side have been missing talisman Kylian Mbappe for the last three games due to a thigh injury, but having returned to training, he is expected to feature on the bench tonight.

Renato Sanches and Nordi Mukiele are ruled out for Christophe Galtier’s side, but they will be hoping that Fabian Ruiz can recover from a virus to make the starting lineup, after missing the game against Monaco on the weekend.

Galtier has one eye on tonight’s game with his team selection at the weekend with Achraf Hakimi, Nuno Mendes and Sergio Ramos all rested, but the trio are expected to join Marquinhos in the back-four against Bayern.

As for the visitors, with Manuel Neuer out for the rest of the season, Yann Sommer will continue to deputise in between the sticks.

Sommer will be hoping to mark his Champions League debut for the Germans with a clean sheet.

Ryan Gravenberch, Noussair Mazraoui, Lucus Hernandez and Sadio Mane all remain sidelined.

Joshua Kimmich is due to return from suspension to partner Leon Goretzka in the centre of midfield.

Thomas Muller was forced at half time on the weekend due a calf issue, Nagelsmann may decide not to take any risks with the veteran striker and leave him on the bench.

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