Bayern Munich vs Psg Preview
Kylian Mbappe stated that the champions league match second leg will not decide his future in football career. As the Champions league first match concluded with victory of Bayern Munich at Parc Des Prince, this second leg match will be held tomorrow with huge expectation among football fans and surroundings.
The Germans lead 1-0 from the opening leg thanks to ex-Parisien Kingsley Coman but Frenchman Benjamin Pavard was sent off so is unavailable to Julian Nagelsmann.
However, the big news pre-game is that Neymar has effectively been ruled out for the remainder of this season even if PSG have not confirmed as much with a “three to four month” absence expected.
“He is a player that has scored a lot of goals and picked up a lot of assists since the start of the season,” said Galtier.
“He is a top professional. He is the first person to be upset by his injury, and I really am thinking about him. Having Neymar in the squad would always be an additional asset to score goals.”
Captain Marquinhos and fellow centre-back Nordi Mukiele both have fitness issues.
Bayern on the League
Bayern Munich have won all seven Champions League games this season, keeping clean sheets in six of those games.
Manager Julian Nagelsmann said: “Paris have a clear identity and habits that you can exploit, but they can hit you on the counter if you get it wrong.
With Pavard out, the defense is of great importance to the Bavarians given that Lucas Hernandez is also a long-term absentee.
Sadio Mane is starting to get back to fitness and was a substitute against Stuttgart where he made a cameo appearance but it will take a while for the Senegal international to be ready to start.
Thomas Muller is competing with Leroy Sane for potential involvement given that the latter was also able to feature despite initially being ruled out for this one. Jamal Musiala’s name should be on the team sheet from the off.
“We were prepared for Mbappe in the first leg,” said Nagelsmann pre-game. “He is one of the world’s best and he changes his team’s game plan too. He will start on Wednesday and had three good moments in the second leg. However, you make life hard for yourself if you only set up to defend.”
Mbappe Profile over PSG club
“Mbappe is a player whose profile represents a danger,” added Muller ahead of the game. “He scores most of PSG’s goals. However, it is a team game and you have to be careful regarding passes to him and the space you allow him. He will be important for PSG on Wednesday. Every strength has a weakness, though.”
“We are well prepared and I am curious to see how PSG start the game,” continued Muller. “We may have the chance to pressure them. I know PSG, but I do not watch five or six consecutive 90-minute games.
Neymar has already been ruled out by upcoming surgery while Presnel Kimpembe’s season is also as good as over and Renato Sanches is injured too.
Marco Verratti is back from domestic suspension and will start which should mean that Warren Zaire Emery goes back to the bench on his 17th birthday after starting the opening leg.
Rape charges made against Achraf Hakimi are worrying but the club have stood by the player who has denied the accusations so expect him to be eligible to play after a recent thigh issue.
Neymar being out simplifies things up top with all-time top scorer Mbappe and Lionel Messi expected to replicate their recent superb tandem effort in the win away at Olympique de Marseille to win Le Classique.
A knock against FC Nantes should not keep Marquinhos out and Nuno Mendes will seek to cause further havoc on Bayern’s right side.
“It’s an important match, we knew that after the first leg, there was still the second leg to play.”
“We lost 1-0 at home, so they have a slight advantage but everything is still to play for. To get through, we will need to put in a top performance against a top side. We believe in ourselves, we will need to perform very well to take the qualification back to Paris.