PSG goes to Bayern Munich for a huge shock in the quarter-finals first leg of the Champions League on Wednesday night at the Allianz Arena.

The Parisians, in difficulty in Ligue 1, face the Bavarians for a remake of the final of the last edition.

The meeting is to be followed live from 9 p.m. 


The poster is huge.

PSG move to Bayern Munich, defending champion and one of the big favorites to his own succession, Wednesday night in the quarter-finals of the Champions League.

On the lawn of the Allianz Arena, the Parisians will have to resist the Bavarian ogre, intractable in the queen of European competitions for more than a year and a half.

For this remake of the last final (1-0 for Bayern), the Germans advance however diminished by the absences of their star scorer Robert Lewandowski (injured) and their striker Serge Gnabry (positive for Covid).

The Parisians, who lost the shock of Ligue 1 against Lille on Saturday (0-1), must compose without Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi, contaminated by the coronavirus in the Italian team. 

>> The meeting is to be followed live and in full from 8 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. on Europe 1 for a special edition around Lionel Rosso, with Laurent Fournier, Jimmy Algerino and Guy Roux. 

BAYERN MUNICH - PSG: kick off at 9 p.m.

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Snow is falling on the Allianz Arena.

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The scary point: with Flick, Bayern never loses (in the Champions League).

Since arriving on the bench in November 2019, Hans-Dieter Flick has never known defeat in the Champions League.

With 15 wins and a draw, the German coach has statistics that do not encourage optimism for PSG.

But there is a first for everything ...  

Update on the composition: Choupo-Moting in 9 on the Bayern side, the surprises Dagba and Draxler on the PSG side.

Bayern will align, as expected, the former Parisian Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting as a top striker for this shock against PSG.

The French Benjamin Pavard and Lucas Hernandez are titular on the sides of the defense, and Kingsley Coman in attack.

For Paris, Mauricio Pochettino has decided to concoct two surprises, with the tenure of young Colin Dagba as right-back and German Julian Draxler in attack at the expense of Moise Kean.

Kylian Mbappé will therefore be at the forefront. 

The starting 11:

Bayern Munich:

Neuer (c.) - Hernandez, Süle, Alaba, Pavard - Kimmich, Goretska - Sané, Müller, Coman - Choupo-Moting


: Navas - Diallo, Kimpembe, Marquinhos (c.), Dagba - Diallo, Gueye - Draxler, Neymar, Di Maria - Mbappé 

The infirmary point: Lewandowski and Gnabry absent from Bayern, no Verratti or Florenzi in Paris.

For this shock, Bayern will however have to do without two of its centerpieces: Polish striker Robert Lewandowski, one of the best players in the world (injured), but also without German striker Serge Gnabry (Covid).

The Parisians will also have to do without two holders, since Marco Verratti and Alessandro Florenzi have tested positive for the coronavirus after their stay with the Italian selection. 

The Bayern point: the machine is on.

We are not going to lie: Bayern is the favorite in this double confrontation.

The Bavarians remain on seven consecutive victories in all competitions, including two successes against Lazio Rome in the round of 16 of C1 (4-1 and 2-1).

On Saturday, they almost secured the Bundesliga title by winning on the lawn of their runner-up, RB Leipzig (1-0), pushing them back to seven points with seven days remaining.

Because even diminished, Bayern remains a formidable machine to score and (well) play. 

PSG point: a defeat against Lille to forget.

Which PSG are we going to see on Wednesday night?

The one who lost Saturday the shock of Ligue 1 against Lille (0-1) at the Parc des Princes, without ideas and nervous, like the expulsion of Neymar for a gesture of humor in the last minutes?

Or the team capable of sticking 4 at Camp Nou at Barça in the round of 16 first leg (4-1) and on the lawn of Lyon in the league (4-2)?

One thing is certain: Neymar, Mbappé and their teammates are eagerly awaited for this meeting at (very) high altitude. 

The point that you have been told a hundred times since the draw: a quarter in the form of revenge.

As you know, this double confrontation will be the revenge of the last final of the Champions League, won 1-0 by Bayern on a goal by French striker Kingsley Coman, trained at PSG.

But beyond this "remake", this Bayern-PSG promises to be above all a thrilling poster, undoubtedly the most exciting of the quarter-finals with Real Madrid-Liverpool.