Barcelona host Paris Saint-Germain in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 on 16 February at 21:00 CET. This page will update with team news, quotes and expert analysis as kick-off approaches.
What’s the story?
Paris return to the scene of their 2017 nightmare, when Barcelona overturned a 4-0 first-leg defeat in a performance so sensational it has a name: La Remontada (The Comeback). One of the inspirations of that recovery, Neymar, now leads the French team’s charge in Paris’s first UEFA Champions League game under Mauricio Pochettino (who is ex-Espanyol, of course).
Where to watch the game on TV
Latest: Granada 3-5 Barcelona, 03/03 (aet, Copa del Rey)
Where they stand: 2nd in Liga
Latest: Paris 3-0 Nîmes, 03/02
Where they stand: 3rd in Ligue 1
Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Dest, Lenglet, Araújo, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Messi, Griezmann
Paris: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Diallo, Kurzawa; Herrera, Verratti; Di María, Mbappé, Neymar; Icardi
View from the camps
Leonardo, Paris sporting director: “Two great teams meeting in a massive competition. But when you have ambitious aims you have to face teams of their calibre.”
Guillermo Amor, former Barcelona midfielder: “We know all about Paris. They have a very good team, a good squad, good players and good individuals. We know they’ll make it difficult for us.”
More to follow