PSG and Barcelona renew acquaintances tonight at Parc des Princes with an all-Spanish management battle for us to look forward to. Enrique was dealt a blow with the news that Aleix Vidal would be out for five months while Emery was dealt a less long-term injury blow with news that his captain, Thiago Silva would not make the Barça game. Sergi Roberto will replace Vidal and Marquinhos and Kimpembe will play at the heart of PSG's defense.
Unai Emery opts for Blaise Matuidi instead of Thiago Motta and Di Maria ahead of Rabiot from the team that played, and beat Bordeaux at the weekend. There is plenty of firepower in the forward line to really trouble Barcelona, but the absence of Thiago Silva will surely put a strain on their back line and midfield.
PSG XI: Trapp, Kimpembe, Marquinhos, Kurzawa, Meunier, Matuidi, Verratti; Rabiot, Di María, Draxler, Cavani.
No huge surprises from Luis Enrique but Pique returns and Jordi Alba and Sergi Roberto are deployed as full-backs. The other interesting selection is Andre Gomes has been preferred to Ivan Rakitic.
Barcelona XI: Ter Stegen, Piqué, Sergio, Iniesta, Suárez , Messi, Neymar, Alba, S. Roberto, A. Gomes, Umtiti.