PSG shocked Barcelona in the first-leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16. The French team demolished the hosts 1-4 at the Camp Nou and got a significant advantage prior to the second clash at Paris. Find out here everything there is to know about today's match, such as the preview, storylines, predictions, odds, and how to watch this duel in the US.
The squad managed by Ronald Koeman seem to be on the verge of an early exit after such a loss at home, but they still have one opportunity to make an amazing comeback. After all, Barcelona went through a similar situation against this same rival in 2017, and turned around a four-goal deficit with a dramatic 6-1 win in the second clash. This time, however, they lost at their venue first, and everything will be decided on the opponent's ground. It won't be an easy job at all.
Paris Saint-Germain are just a step away from reaching the quarter finals. They had an incredible performance at Spain to return home with a comfortable advantage and plenty of confidence. Missing this huge chance and spoiling the important difference they have would be chaotic.
PSG vs Barcelona: Match Information
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 3 PM (ET)
Location: Parc des Princes, Paris
PSG vs Barcelona: Time by State in the US
ET: 3 PM
CT: 2 PM
MT: 1 PM
PT: 12 PM
PSG vs Barcelona: Storylines
Paris Saint-Germain aren't ruling the Ligue 1 in France as they were used to in the past years, although the first spot it's just two points away from them. The season didn't start in a great way for the Parisians, and that led into the firing of Thomas Tuchel. Following the German manager's exit, Mauricio Pocchetino was appointed and things improved for PSG, although they had some setbacks. With a brilliant Kylian Mbappé and a good performance from the entire team, they got an excellent result in the first-leg at Barcelona. Now Paris only have to hold onto that difference to get through the next stage.
The visitors are going all or nothing in this clash. Lionel Messi and his teammates face a demanding challenge once again, and they'll have to prove if they're up to it. Barcelona have suffered hurtful defeats in the past editions of the Champions League, but most of them happened in the second-leg. Now the Blaugranas were surprised in the very first match of the series, and they have nothing to lose ahead of this clash. They are already with one foot outside the competition, so the only option remaining for the Catalans is giving it all, hoping for a miraculous comeback.
PSG defeated Barcelona in two of the last three games in which they've faced each other, and the last time they met in France, the hosts trashed the Cules by 4-0. In addition, in the history of the Champions League there was not a single team that got through the following round after losing by a three-goal difference at home so far.
PSG vs Barcelona: UEFA Champions League 2020-21 Top Scorers
PSG: Neymar (6)
Barcelona: Lionel Messi (4)
How to watch or live stream PSG vs Barcelona in the US
The game to be played between Paris Saint-Germain and Barcelona for the second-leg of the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 will be broadcasted in the US by TUDN.com, Univision, TUDN USA, SiriusXM FC, Univision NOW, TUDNxtra, Paramount+, TUDN App and ZonaFutbol.
PSG vs Barcelona: Predictions and Odds
The big difference that the Parisians obtained in the first-leg would probably make them the favorites ahead of this second meeting. Oddsmakers aren't too sure about that, though. FanDuel has given odds of +135 to a PSG victory, not too far away from Barcelona's odds of +170 to get the win. Meanwhile, a tie would result in a +300 payout.
* Odds via FanDuel