Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund lock horns on Wednesday in the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie.
Lucien Favre’s men ran out 2-1 winners in the first leg and will be buoyed by their victory over Bundesliga title rivals Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday by the same scoreline.
Thomas Tuchel knows nothing but progression past his former club will do as PSG look to finally end their European hurt. The French champions have won all three of their domestic games since the first leg, scoring 13 goals in the process.
Can Dortmund finish the job or will PSG keep their Champions League hopes alive? Read on for our preview, predictions, confirmed line-ups and TV coverage information.
When is PSG vs Borussia Dortmund and where can I watch live?
Competition: Uefa Champions League
Venue: Parc des Princes
Date: Wednesday, 11 March 2020
Kick-off: 8:00 PM (UK time)
TV coverage (UK): BT Sport 3
Online & live stream options: UK audiences with a BT Sport subscription can watch online or live stream through their app.
Previous meetings: PSG vs Dortmund
11 March 2020: Dortmund 2-1 PSG (Champions League)
04 November 2010: PSG 0-0 Dortmund (Europa League)
21 October 2010: Dortmund 1-1 PSG (Europa League)
Aggregate Score: PSG (LDD) 2-3 Dortmund (WDD)
Ones to watch
With this game set to be played behind closed doors due to concerns over the Coronavirus outbreak, PSG’s home advantage counts far less than it normally would. With that in mind, the French champions are going to need their star players at their absolute best.
Neymar obviously falls into that category and although he’s seen his Champions League campaign disrupted this season due to injury, he’s still managed four direct goal involvements (two goals, two assists) in just 225 minutes so far.
The Brazilian will have to lead from the front as PSG seek to keep their European dream alive.
Key stat: Neymar has completed more dribbles (14) than any other PSG player in the Champions League this season.
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Dortmund: Thorgan Hazard
Jadon Sancho and Erling Braut Haaland are terrifyingly fast on the break but the man knitting it all together for Dortmund in the absence of Marco Reus is Thorgan Hazard.
The Belgian playmaker netted against his former club as Dortmund beat Monchengladbach at the weekend and will look to carry that confidence into the Champions League.
Key stat: Only Sancho (13) has created more chances in the Champions League for Dortmund this season than Hazard (11).
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Having this game behind closed doors might just tip the scales ever so slightly further in favour of Dortmund, robbing PSG of what would have been a raucous home crowd.
The French champions have tons of attacking quality but Dortmund are lethal on the break and in a rich vein of form — they’re well capable of scoring that all-important away goal.