Welcome back to TalkBarca. Our topic for today is the Match Preview of PSG vs FC Barcelona second leg Champions League encounter. FC Barcelona is traveling away to face PSG today. The Blaugranas faced one of their toughest defeats in the first leg against PSG at Camp Nou. Kylian Mbappe scored a hat trick in that game and destroyed Koemann’s defensive lineup.
The team is heading into this game with strong winning momentum and the boys are in form. However, the team is also aware of the fact that they are not the favorites to pull off a win in this game. Can FC Barcelona pull off another miracle again?
PSG VS FC BARCELONA MATCH PREVIEW – CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ROUND OF 16 SECOND LEG
FC Barcelona has had an amazing time lately in their football journey this season. The team won twice against Sevilla and managed to qualify to make it to the finals of the Copa Del Rey. The team made an amazing comeback in the second leg of the CDR semi-finals. That was perhaps one of the best victories of the season for Ronald Koemann and his team. They also won against Osasuna. That victory strengthened FC Barcelona the second place on the points table. Therefore, they are surely one of the favorites to win the Liga this season.
However, all of that is past now. Barca has to focus on PSG now who defeated them badly in the home fixture. The team is positive and has huge support from the fans and the staff. However, PSG is going to come at the away side with full force and we are all aware of that. Barca lost 1-4 in the previous game. Therefore, they have to score 4 goals at least to win by away goal advantage. This is going to be way easier said than done.
FC Barcelona has created history against PSG in which they scored 6 goals. However, that is not likely to happen always. The fans and the entire FC Barcelona unit surely wish that history to repeat itself. However, the team must have everything on point in order for that to happen.
Moreover, an exit from the Champions League tonight is going to bring a lot of hate for the away side. FC Barcelona has not been doing very well in this competition for a few years now. Every year, we hear promises of the team doing well in the Champions League. However, that ends in disappointment. Therefore, FC Barcelona must approach this game with elite fitness levels, correct tactical planning, and the right mindset in order to have any chance of having a chance against PSG.
Everyone has an idea that FC Barcelona is going to the team which is going to get knocked out today. However, the managers and the entire staff are still supporting their team with full zeal. It is all a matter of time to see how the players approach this game and what tactics Ronald Koemann has in mind.
WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FC BARCELONA?
FC Barcelona is going to enter this game under a lot of pressure. The players have been playing a lot of football lately. Therefore, they are not expected to be at the peak of their fitness levels. Furthermore, the defeat in the first leg of the game is going to be mentally very pressurizing for everyone. This counts the players, managers, and even the newly elected president, Joan Laporta.
However, the team has the potential of disturbing Pochettino’s side. They just need to believe in themselves. These are professional players who have been playing at the top level of professional football all their lives. Therefore, they are definitely aware of what kind of mentality such games require. However, the pressure can get to you anytime and we expect that to happen.
Anyway, Koemann must be very careful with his starting lineup especially the defense. Gerrard Pique is unavailable for this game as well as Ronald Araujo. Therefore, the team needs to be on point defensively. Messi, Griezmann, and Dembele are in fine form. Therefore, we really hope that these players put on a show for their team tonight.
The game against PSG is not going to be easy. FC Barcelona has all odds stacked up against each other. However, these are the times when you have to rise up and show what you are made up of. FC Barcelona is a team of winners and they have to show it tonight. The players have to prove that this badge means a lot to them.
Even if FC Barcelona does not make it to the next round, they have to make sure that they leave the Champions League with their dignity intact. Let’s see what happens tonight.
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