The jewel in the crown of this season’s UEFA Champions League quarter-finals will see Bayern Munich meet Paris Saint-Germain in a reimagining of last season’s title decider. Defending champions Bayern will look to get the better of PSG in an effort to once again prove their place as the kingpins of Europe, except this time they must do so over two legs.
Neymar will return to Champions League action for PSG after missing their round-of-16 matchups, while injured Robert Lewandowski could prove a grave absence for Bayern.
What TV Channel is Bayern-PSG on?
Two strong contenders to win the Champions League outright will reignite their rivalry on Wednesday, with kick-off taking place on TUDN from 3 p.m. ET. You can live stream Champions League matches on fuboTV.
How to Watch Bayern Munich vs. Paris Saint-Germain
When: Wednesday, April 7
Where: Allianz Arena, Munich, Germany
Time: 3 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
The two titans clash sooner than many might have expected, with barely seven months having passed after Kingsley Coman scored against his old club to earn Bayern a first Champions League crown since 2013:
Hansi Flick’s men welcome their French counterparts to the Allianz Arena for the first leg. Home advantage has proved crucial in previous run-ins between these two superpowers. The host has triumphed in each of their four contests under home-and-away conditions, Bayern and PSG each defending the borders during the Champions League group stages of 2000-01 and 2017-18.
Die Roten have given up only six points at home in the Bundesliga this season and have four times in as many European outings at the Allianz Arena. The German leaders are well able to perform in less familiar territory, however, proving as much after a 1-0 win at RB Leipzig on Saturday extended their lead at the top of the table to seven points:
PSG made relatively light work of Barcelona in the previous phase of the Champions League and earned particular plaudits for their 4-1 mauling of the Catalans at the Camp Nou in the first leg. Unlike Bayern, however, Mauricio Pochettino hasn’t succeeded in making the Parc des Princes a fortress of the same standard. Following a 2-1 upset at home to Nantes in mid-March, PSG suffered a second home loss in as many league games against Ligue 1 leaders Lille this past Saturday:
Despite proving their dominance over Ronald Koeman’s Barca, the reigning kings of Europe remain a much more intimidating prospect for PSG. Neymar is a big boost back among their fold, but Bayern have previous when it comes to keeping the Brazil star quiet. Kylian Mbappe scored four times across the two legs with Barcelona, but breaching a Bayern backline that also muted his talents last year could prove troublesome.
The French club confirmed Alessandro Florenzi will miss the first leg after joining Italian countryman Marco Verratti in testing positive for the coronavirus. Lewandowski’s absence could prove to be of much greater impact, with Serge Gnabry likely to lead their line in his absence. Flick is fortunate to have midfielders like Goretzka and Thomas Muller who can contribute going forward, while Coman will hope to leave another mark on his former employers if he keeps his place out wide.