PSG's Neymar looks to haunt of Barcelona


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2020/21 UEFA Champions League

Round of 16
First-Leg

FC Barcelona v Paris Saint Germain (PSG)

Tuesday, 16 February 2021
Nou Camp
Barcelona, Spain 
Kick-off 23h00 

Paris Saint Germain (PSG) will be the visitors against FC Barcelona in the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 first-leg clash on February 16.
 
The French champions are eager to reach the quarter-finals for the second year running. 
 
The Parisians managed to reach the final for the first time in the club's history last season, but they lost to German champions Bayern Munich.
 
Kylian Mbappe
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PSG, whose attack is led by former Barcelona star Neymar, will be determined to go reach the final once again this season and clinch their maiden Champions League trophy.
 
Ander Herrera, the PSG midfielder, has insisted that there are no favourites heading into their clash with Barcelona. 
 
"I don't think there will be a favourite to win this one, one of the teams has [Lionel] Messi so it will always be 50-50," Herrera said. 
 
"I think the key is to make life uncomfortable for [Frenkie] De Jong and Messi. I'm not sure whether [Ronald] Araujo will play but if he does, he will make things difficult, he is rapid."
 
Frenkie De Jong of Barcelona
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Meanwhile, Barcelona are hoping to reach the quarter-finals for the 13th year running.
 
The Spanish champions have embarked on a period of impressive consistency in Europe since 2007.
 
They have progressed to the last eight in 12 consecutive seasons, with a 13th straight quarter-final appearance up for grabs against PSG.
 
Barcelona are keen to overcome PSG on aggregate and go on to clinch their sixth Champions League title this season. 
 
The last competitive match between Barcelona and PSG was on 8 March 2017.
 
Barcelona proved too strong for PSG as they emerged 6-1 winners in a game which was played at Nou Camp. 
 

Key match stats


Head-to-head, European competitions
Matches - 11
Barcelona - 5
PSG - 3
Draws - 3

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Published: 02/15/2021