Our prediction for this Champions League match:
PSG will be aiming to defend their three-goal lead in the tie against Barcelona when the two teams face each other at Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening. Les Parisiens crushed Barca 4-1 at Camp Nou in the first leg, with Kylian Mbappe scoring a hat-trick. The French superstar is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders in the return leg as well, while Neymar is rated doubtful for the match. Bernat remains on the sidelines with a knee injury, while pacey attacker Kean has been tested positive for coronavirus.
The Catalan giants, on the other hand, have been showing signs of improvement in La Liga of late, but overcoming the three-goal deficit in the “City of Lights” is easier said than done. Since Barca have already lost this two-legged tie, we are tempted to put our money on the big-spending French champions. Pique has joined Roberto, Araujo, Fati, and Coutinho in the recovery room.
Highlighted Player (Neymar):
Neymar is a Brazilian football superstar who plays for PSG as a winger. The pacey footballer, who is capable of playing as a centre forward as well, is well known his creativity, passing and finishing. Neymar was born in Mogi das Cruzes on 5 February, 1992 and he began his senior career at Santos. After scoring 54 goals in 103 appearances for the Brazilian outfit, he joined Barcelona in 2013.
The Brazilian ace signed a five-year deal with the Catalan outfit and he has been playing for the La Liga giants ever since. Neymar the 2014/2015 Champions League trophy with Barcelona and that is considered his biggest success. It has to be noted that he clinched the FIFA Club World Cup trophy with Barca as well.
Speaking of his international career, the Barcelona star made his Brazil debut on 10 August, 2010 against USA and it has to be noted that he scored on his debut. In 2013 he won FIFA Confederations Cup with the Brazilian national team. Neymar was born on 5 February, 1992.
Highlighted Team (Barcelona):
Barcelona is a Spanish football club based in Barcelona, Catalonia. Barca were founded in 1899 and they are regarded as one of the greatest clubs in world football. The Catalan giants won their 24th La Liga title in 2016, with Luis Suarez winning “El Pichichi” award. Barcelona have won five European Cup trophies and a number of top-class players were part of the team in the past.
The likes of Hristo Stoichkov, Romario, Rivaldo, Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Johan Cruyff, Diego Maradona and Pep Guardiola are some of many players that played for Barca in the past, but, no doubt, Leo Messi has established himself as the club’s trademark. Barcelona welcome their rivals at Camp Nou, the stadium that was built in 1957.
Barcelona’s local rivals are Espanyol, but the rivalry between Barca and Real Madrid is much bigger. The two La Liga giants face each other in “El Clasico”, which is considered one of the most exciting derbies in the world football. Barca are famous for their football youth school La Masia as well.