European giants clash in Champions League quarter-finals

European heavyweights Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain face off tonight in the first-leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash.

Bayern saw off Lazio in the last round while PSG dumped out Barcelona to reach the final eight.

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain face off in the Champions League tonight

Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain face off in the Champions League tonight

These two sides are among the favourites for glory in Europe’s elite competition this season and met in the final last term.

Bayern beat PSG 1-0 to claim Champions League glory last August and the winner of this tie will be confident of going all the way again.

Either Manchester City or Borussia Dortmund will await the winner of this clash in the semi-finals.

Bayern Munich v PSG: How to listen

This quarter-final first-leg tie will get under way at 8pm on Wednesday, April 7.

Full coverage from the Allianz Arena will be live on talkSPORT 2, with our pre-match build-up starting at 7pm.

Russ Williams will be your host and commentary will come from Ian Danter and David Connolly.

To tune in, click the radio player below or HERE for the live stream.

Here are the other ways to listen…

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Radio – talkSPORT is available across the United Kingdom via DAB digital radio and on 1089 or 1053 AM.

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Robert Lewandowski will miss Bayern Munich’s first leg against PSG

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Robert Lewandowski will miss Bayern Munich’s first leg against PSG

Bayern Munich v PSG: Team news

Bayern Munich have major doubts over Serge Gnabry who is suffering from a bout of illness.

Robert Lewandowski and Marc Roca are already sidelined for the holders but Leroy Sane is fit to start

PSG’s Alessandro Florenzi and Marco Verratti will miss out having tested positive for COVID-19 last week.

Neymar was sent off in their home defeat to Lille over the weekend but can play in Europe.

The Brazilian is set to lead the line with fellow superstar Kylian Mbappe.

Kylian Mbappe helped PSG to see off Barcelona in the last round

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Kylian Mbappe helped PSG to see off Barcelona in the last round

Bayern Munich v PSG: What has been said?

Bayern coach Hansi Flick: “It’s a new match and Paris have a new team with a new coach but on the whole not too much has changed since the final last year. 

“Paris have a strong defence and obviously their quality up front is outstanding. 

“We need to be able to cut off their passing. That also means putting the person with the ball under pressure as soon as possible. 

“Manuel [Neuer] was outstanding in last year’s final. Will that be in the heads of the Paris attackers? I don’t know. But it is an advantage for our team to have a world-class keeper in goal.”

PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino: “In the knockout stages you can never rule a team out. 

“We’re playing the champions of Europe and of the world. We respect them, but we have faith in our ability and we’ve come here to win. 

“Bayern are a very well-organised team, playing with a high defensive line and with attacking players able to win a game individually. 

“We will have to find the right balance, not overcommit and be careful not to lose the ball in dangerous areas.”



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