Today, Tuesday, Paris Saint-Germain will play with Bayern Munich in the first leg of the 1/8 finals of the Champions League, and Milan will play with Tottenham.
After Bayern Munich faltered briefly in early 2023 with four straight draws, including one in a friendly and three in the Bundesliga, the Bayern team managed to straighten course and get back on track.
Bayern Munich are aiming for a positive result against Paris Saint-Germain, who knocked out the Bayern team from the quarter-finals in the 2020/2021 season, as they beat Bayern at home, the first leg 3/2, then Bayern won 1/0 back in Paris to qualify Saint-Germain under the Earth’s two-goal outside goal calculation rule.
While ambiguity hangs over the participation of Argentine star Lionel Messi, the captain of the Paris Saint-Germain team, in today’s match, as L’Equipe newspaper confirmed that Argentine star Lionel Messi trained alone, raising doubts about his absence from the match with Bayern Munich due to injury, and Kylian Mbappe was involved in training. Although his participation has not yet been decided, Italian midfielder Marco Verratti returned to training and became a candidate for the match. Bayern Munich are playing the match without goalkeeper Manuel Neuer, who is absent until the end of the season, and also misses the efforts of Senegalese star Sadio Mane and Lucas Fernandez due to injuries. There are also doubts about the possibility of participation of Nosair Mazraoui, Ryan Gravenbruch and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting. Both Joao Cancelo and goalkeeper Jan Sommer could make their Champions League debuts for Bayern.