PSG vs DOR Dream11 Match Preview: Paris-Saint Germain and Borussia Dortmund are once again ready to lock horns for yet another exciting fixture in the UEFA Champions League that decides the fate of the club that advances into the quarter-finals. In the first-leg, it was the wunderkind Erling Braut Haaland that carried on his phenomenal run and scored a brace which won Dortmund the game. However, the crucial away goal from Neymar suggests that the tie is nowhere close to being over. With Parc des Prices being the venue this time around, the French giants will be looking to redeem themselves and not crack under pressure in the knockouts as they’ve so frequently done in the recent past.
Date- Thursday, March 12
Kick-Off- 1:30 AM (IST)
Venue- Parc des Princes
Thomas Tuchel will be without Marco Verratti and Thomas Meunier due to suspension and might opt for Marquinhos and Idrissa Gueye in midfield. Thiago Silva and Colin Dagba’s fitness is also in doubt and they will be assessed prior to kick-off. Kylian Mbappe didn’t train with the first-team squad due to illness and his inclusion also hangs in the balance which could lead to further problems for the hosts. That being said, Neymar, Icardi and Di Maria could be the front three.
Lucien Favre on the other end will be without the veteran Marco Reus in the advanced position as well as Thomas Delaney due to injury. Having said that, Dortmund is likely to go with a similar eleven that started in the first-leg. Jadon Sancho, Elring Haaland and Thorgan Hazard are expected to lead the attack. Achraf Hakimi, Emre Can, Axel Witsel and Raphael Guerreiro could feature in the midfield region. Piszczek, Matt Hummels and Zagadou could fit in as the back three with Burki being the front line goalkeeper.
PSG (Expected Playing 11)- Navas; Bernat, Kimpembe, Silva, Kehrer; Paredes, Marquinhos, Gueye; Neymar, Mbappe, Di Maria
DOR (Expected Playing 11)- Burki; Piszczek, Hummels, Zagadou; Hakimi, Can, Witsel, Guerreiro; Sancho, Haaland, Hazard
Neymar will be a threat going forward for PSG, The Brazil international has two goals, two assists and has a pass accuracy of 73% from 225 minutes in the Champions League this season. Having Neymar in the Dream11 Match Prediction side could earn the user a decent amount of points.
Erling Haaland has been the breakthrough performer in the Champions League this season. The 19-year-old scored eight goals from six games for Red Bull Salzburg in the ongoing European campaign which was followed by two goals for Dortmund in the first leg versus PSG that takes his tally to 10 from seven Champions League games this season. Having Haaland in the today match prediction squad could earn the user maximum points.
If fit, Kylian Mbappe can pack a punch while leading the attack for PSG. The Frenchman has scored five goals, four assists and has a pass accuracy of 85.2% from 420 minutes in the Champions League this season.
Jadon Sancho has also been lethal for Borussia Dortmund while playing out wide. Sancho has two goals, two assists and a pass accuracy of 85% from 558 minutes in the Champions League this season.
Goalkeeper- R Burki
Defenders- J Bernat, P Kimpembe, M Hummels|
Midfielders- L Paredes, E Can, J Brandt, A Di Maria
Forwards- Neymar (c), J Sancho, E Haaland (vc)
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