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Barcelona vs Paris Champions League quarter-final second leg preview: Where to watch, kick-off time, predicted line-ups

When is it? How can you watch it? What are the possible line-ups? All you need to know about the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg between Barcelona and Paris.

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Barcelona and Paris meet in the UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg on Tuesday 16 April.

Barcelona vs Paris at a glance

When: Tuesday 16 April (21:00 CET kick-off)
Where: Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Barcelona
What: UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg
How to follow
: Build-up and live coverage can be found here

Where to watch Barcelona vs Paris on TV

Fans can find their local UEFA Champions League broadcast partner(s) here.

What do you need to know?

What a first leg we were treated to, and what a second leg we have in store. The opening instalment swung this way and that in front of an enraptured Parc des Princes crowd, but was ultimately settled by Andreas Christensen's birthday header 13 minutes from time.

Highlights: Paris 2-3 Barcelona

Permanent fixtures at the business end of this competition during Xavi's playing days, Barça are now within sight of only their second semi-final appearance in nine seasons. Winger Raphinha, who scored twice in the French capital, is taking nothing for granted, however. "It's not over yet, we know we have to give a bit more to get to the next round. There are 90 minutes to play, potentially even more." Anyone who remembers 'La Remontada' of 2017 needs no reminding of that.

Predicted line-ups

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Koundé, Ronald Araújo, Cubarsí, João Cancelo; De Jong, Gündoğan, Pedri; Yamal, Lewandowski, Raphinha
Suspended: Christensen, Sergi Roberto
Misses next match if booked: De Jong, Ferran Torres, João Félix, Ronald Araújo, Yamal

Paris: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Hernández, Mendes; Zaïre-Emery, Vitinha, Ruiz; Dembélé, Mbappé, Barcola
Suspended: None
Misses next match if booked: Dembélé, Lucas Hernández, Škriniar, Ugarte, Vitinho

Form guide

Form (all competitions, most recent first)
Most recent result
: Cádiz 0-1 Barcelona, 13/04, Spanish La Liga

Form (all competitions, most recent first)
Most recent result: Paris 2-3 Barcelona, 10/04, Champions League quarter-final first leg

Expert predictions

Graham Hunter, Barcelona reporter
Just because Barcelona have shone since beginning to rely on two exceptional teenagers, Pau Cubarsí (17) and Lamine Yamal (16), does not mean they will not miss experience. Andreas Christensen and Sergi Roberto both being suspended for this match robs Xavi Hernández of a midfield 'pivote' who has dramatically improved Barça's goals-against record since being moved from centre-half plus a captain who scored that ultra-dramatic sixth strike versus Paris in 2016/17. A slender goal advantage and a big test – are Spain's champions ready? Do not miss the chance to find out.

Alex Clementson, Paris reporter
Having had the weekend off to lick their wounds, a reinvigorated Paris will attempt to right perceived wrongs in Barcelona. With Achraf Hakimi returning from suspension, Luis Enrique may opt for an XI akin to that which fared so well against Real Sociedad in the last 16. Mbappé was marshalled masterfully at the Parc des Princes, but back in a city which has been a happy hunting ground in the past, expect him to have a huge say on proceedings in this crunch tie.

Luis Enrique: 'It'll be a final in Barcelona'

What the coaches say

Xavi Hernández, Barcelona coach: "Tomorrow's match is about footballers and not about coaches. Let's hope they are inspired because it will depend on them. Montjuïc has to be a pressure cooker, we need the fans. There will be difficult moments, moments when Paris will make us suffer. It's not the Camp Nou, but let's hope it looks a lot like it."

Luis Enrique, Paris coach: "Paris have never been able to qualify after losing in the first leg at home, but tomorrow will be the day we do it and qualify. We are convinced that we will turn the situation around. We want to play our game, with pressure. Barça can use long balls to Lewandowski and put us under pressure. It's up to us to come out and create chances. I think the game will be similar, with goals on both sides."

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