Champions League: Barcelona v PSG match preview

A look ahead to Wednesday night’s Champions League fixture at the Nou Camp

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The Nou Camp will stage the last leg of Group F’s two-horse race tonight when Barcelona look to seize top spot from Paris Saint-Germain. The teams have already qualified for the knockout stages of the competition, but Barcelona will have to beat the Parisians to win the group.

Both sides are enjoying a rich run of form, Barcelona have won their last six matches, while PSG have not lost a game this season, in any competition. If the Parisians avoid defeat tonight, they will retain top spot.

Barcelona were beaten 3-2 by the PSG, when the sides last met in September, but if they fail to win tonight, it will be the first time they have not won their Champions League group since 2006/2007.

KICK OFF: Wednesday, 19.45

PAST MEETINGS:

Paris Saint-Germain 3 (Luiz, Verratti, Matuidi) Barcelona 2 (Messi, Neymar), Champions League, September 2014.

Barcelona 1 (Pedro) Paris Saint-Germain (Pastore), Champions League, April 2013.

Paris Saint-Germain 2 (Ibrahimovic, Matuidi) Barcelona (Messi, Xavi) 2, Champions League, April 2013.

STATS:

Andres Iniesta is set to make his 100th Champions League appearance.

Barcelona have lost just one of their last 29 Champions League home matches.

PSG have lost just two of their last 11 away games in the Champions League.

Barcelona have only prevailed in one of their seven previous meetings with PSG, back in 1996/1997.

ODDS:

Barcelona to win: 1.44

Paris Saint-Germain: 4.8

Draw: 7.5

TV: Sky Sports 2, from 7.40pm

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