The UEFA Champions League quarter-finals have kicked off with some interesting results. Real Madrid and Manchester City took giant steps in the first leg after beating Liverpool and Borussia Dortmund on Tuesday, respectively.
Two more huge fixtures await on Wednesday, with Chelsea set to face Porto and Bayern Munich also taking over Paris Saint-Germain. Of the 2 matches, the latter is sure to attract more eyeballs.
Bayern and PSG have been consistent in the Champions League in recent years and faced each other in the final last season. While the German side eventually won, it was a very close encounter.
As both teams prepare to meet once again, there is a lot at stake. Bayern could also be favorites but PSG equally have the standard to eliminate the defending champions.
Will it be revenge or repeat?
A lot has changed since Bayern and PSG locked horns in last season’s Champions League final. The Ligue 1 giants have since sacked manager Thomas Tuchel, replacing him with Mauricio Pochettino.
In terms of form too, there’s a stark difference. While Bayern is still dominating the Bundesliga and currently sit seven points clear, PSG is underwhelming this season.
The Parisians have won just two of their last five matches altogether competitions and have dropped to second place within the league after losing to Lille during a top-of-the-table clash last week.
PSG’s porous form puts Bayern in a very good position ahead of the game. The German side has all the momentum and can be getting to further deepen the woes of their opponents.
How PSG will respond, though, will go an extended way choose the tie. The Parisians are usually unpredictable and it remains to be seen if it’ll be revenge or a repeat of last year’s Champions League final result.