Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are 90 minutes away from avenging their Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich. For Official Football Highlights, Soccer Live Score download Footylight app. Also available on iOS and Android.
The Ligue 1 champions go into the quarter-final return leg with Bayern at the Parc des Princes with a one-goal advantage and with their talisman eyeing a slice of history in Europe’s elite club competition. If PSG complete their task and ensure there is to be a different name on the trophy this year, then in-form Chelsea will fancy their chances of lifting club football’s most sought-after prize.
Led by the man who guided PSG to the showpiece last season, the Blues hold a comfortable lead in their last-eight encounter with Porto. All the evidence points to Chelsea going through to the semis as they look to replicate their team of 2011-12, who overcame Bayern in a penalty shoot-out in the final.
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The holders must score at least twice if they are to keep their hopes of retaining the trophy alive, having lost the home leg of this rematch of last season’s final 3-2 at the Allianz Arena.
And history is against Hansi Flick’s side turning it around.
PSG have won all four previous games when they have hosted Bayern in European competition between 1994 and 2017.
Bayern have been eliminated on each of the most recent four occasions they have lost the first leg of a Champions League knockout tie, while only three of the past 50 teams to lose the first leg at home in the competition have progressed.
However, one of those teams did so against PSG, Manchester United coming from behind to knock out the Ligue 1 side at the Parc des Princes in the last 16 in 2018-19.
If PSG are to unseat the champions, they will likely look to Kylian Mbappe.
Mbappe was on target twice in the first leg and has eight goals in as many appearances for PSG in the Champions League this season. If he nets again on Tuesday, he will set a new record for the most goals by a French player in a single Champions League campaign, surpassing David Trezeguet in 2001-02 and Wissam Ben Yedder in 2017-18.
Should he score against Bayern once more, he will have netted in four consecutive knockout appearances for the second time in his career, having done so with Monaco in 2017, and would become the first PSG player to achieve that feat.