The last 16 of the UEFA Champions League is finally here and it begins with a mega clash as PSG host German giants Bayern Munich
The French champions will battle it out in the first leg against the German league champions hoping to put one foot in the quarters.
PSG finished second in Group H despite finishing level on 14 points with Benfica, but the Portuguese side finished top on away goals scored.
Bayern on the other hand had a perfect record in Group C, winning all their games and finishing with 18 points, conceding just 2 goals.
PSG have also failed to score in just one out of their last 32 UCL games, giving this the potential to be a goal-frenzied encounter.
Bayern are no strangers at this stage, having progressed from the last-16 in nine of the last 10 seasons, including their last three European campaigns.
The last time these two sides met in the Champions League was in April 2021 and Bayern were 1-0 winners after losing 3-2 at home in the first leg.
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What time does PSG vs Bayern start?
The game kicks off at 20 UTC time at the Parc des Princes Stadium.
PSG vs Bayern team news
Good news for PSG as Lionel Messi, who missed their weekend defeat to Monaco, is expected to be fit enough to start this game.
Kylian Mbappe has also resumed training but is likely to feature from the bench as Hugo Ekitike starts up front.
Achraf Hakimi, Nuno Mendes and Sergio Ramos were rested over the weekend but the experienced trio are all set to return to the starting XI here.
Yann Sommer will continue to start between the sticks for the visitors after Manuel Neuer was ruled out for the rest of the season.
Lucas Hernandez and Sadio Mane are also ruled out of the game with injuries but Joshua Kimmich and Leon Goretzka are set to start in midfield.
Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala will start up front in support of Eric Choupo-Moting.
PSG vs Bayern head to head
PSG have a slight edge over Bayern in the UEFA Champions League and have won six out of the 11 matches played between the two teams, as opposed to Bayern’s five victories.
PSG vs Bayern current form
The home team have suffered back to back defeats heading into this game and are desperate to avoid a third straight loss. In addition to that, they have won twice and drawn once in their last 5 games.
Bayern are unbeaten in that run, winning three games and sharing the spoils in two others.
PSG vs Bayern prediction
Predicting the winner could be a tough ask but this game is expected to have over 2.7 goals with both teams getting on the scoresheet.