FC Barcelona v Paris Saint-Germain preview

Kristopher Drake
March 8, 2017

Barcelona star Arda Turan has revealed that he is ready for the Champions League Last 16 second-leg clash against PSG on Wednesday 8 March.

Barca are back in action tomorrow night as they look to overturn a 4-0 deficit against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The sides will do it all again at the Nou Camp in midweek, with the Catalans making all the right noises and suggesting the contest is far from over.

Jonathan Johnson covers PSG and the French national team for ESPN FC.

Emery is also well aware of how this game will be about managing emotions as much as tactics, of not letting any Barca goals to get at his team and create a doubt that could become crippling.

"If the attackers don't receive the ball, they can't score".

For Barcelona to somehow advance, they will have to play the best match they've likely ever played. That's a testament to Iniesta's genius more than it's an indictment to the talent coming out of the Barcelona academy, but the fact remains that with one of the cornerstones of Barca's old 4-3-3 in decline, a new system was necessary.


The night's other Champions League match saw another shock, with Borussia Dortmund stunned 1-0 away to Benfica.

The Uruguayan worldwide has seven goals from seven Champions League outings so far this season and struck for the 27th time this Ligue 1 campaign with a late penalty in last Saturday's narrow 1-0 home win over AS Nancy Lorraine. "We know that their supporters will be cheering them on but we will be ready".

However poor Barcelona were at the Parc des Princes should not disguise the ease and skill with which they were dismantled by a side whose recent ceiling in this competition has been the quarter-finals.

"I don't have the feeling that we need the best game since I got here".

What makes the proposition even more taxing is that PSG have clearly matured into a serious contender to land an elusive first European crown under the shrewd guidance of Unai Emery.

During today's press conference, Luis Enrique said: "A lot of things will happen during the 90 minutes".

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