Paris Saint-Germain will meet Manchester City in a high voltage Champions League 2nd Leg quarter final encounter at the Etihad Stadium on Tuesday, April 12, starting 8:45 pm CET and 7:45 local time.
As per the official UEFA website, Manchester City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, wants to tear into the Paris side. He says, “This [City] is a team that is prepared to score goals and a team that is prepared to play. If we think that we need to draw 0-0 then I think we will lose the game because this is not the way we normally play.
“Every game is different. It doesn’t matter what happened in other competitions here in England. It is important now that we play the second leg against PSG. We played a very equal game in Paris, and we demonstrated that we can continue with the performance in Paris.”
Laurent Blanc, Paris coach, comments before the match, “We’ve looked at some of the errors we made in the first leg, particularly defensively: we weren’t compact enough. There was too much space for Manchester City and with the players they have going forward they are always going to cause you problems.
“We need to perform at the highest possible level, certainly higher than the first game.”
Real Madrid will also play their 2nd Leg encounter against the debutant Wolfsburg at the Estadio Bernabeu to overhaul a two-goal deficit from the first leg.
Form guide (all competitions, most recent first)
Manchester City: Hart; Sagna, Otamendi, Mangala, Clichy; Fernandinho, Touré, Navas, De Bruyne, Silva; Agüero
Out: Kompany (calf), Sterling (groin)
Doubtful: Touré (knee), Delph (ankle)
Misses next match if booked: Navas, Otamendi
Paris Saint Germain: Trapp; Maxwell, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Aurier; Rabiot, Thiago Motta, Stambouli; Di María, Ibrahimović, Cavani
Out: Matuidi (suspended), David Luiz (suspended)
Doubtful: Verratti (groin), Pastore (calf)
Misses next match if booked: Aurier, Ibrahimović, Verratti
Manchester City vs Paris Saint Germain, Champions League Quarter Finals Second Leg
Date: Tuesday, 12 April 2016
Time: 20:45 CET, 19:45 Local Time
Venue: Etihad Stadium (City of Manchester Stadium), Manchester, England
Live Stream: Bet365