Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola has admitted he does not know how his side are going to stop PSG’s trio of Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on Tuesday night in Paris (PSG 2/1, Draw 5/2, Man City 11/8 – Match Betting).
Two of the favourites for the Champions League title go head to head at the Parc des Princes, with two star-studded squads set to take the field.
PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino says Messi has recovered from a minor knee injury and will be available for the arrival of City.
Expected to line up alongside Neymar and Mbappe, Guardiola knows his side are going to be in for a tough night against the trio.
“With this amount of quality I don’t know how to stop them,” said Guardiola. “They’re so good. This amount of talent makes it so difficult.
“You have to defend well without the ball and let them run when we have the ball. They are exceptional players, individually and they combine so good.”
City appear to have no fresh injury concerns ahead of the trip across the Channel following the team’s impressive 1-0 win at Chelsea last time out.
Fellow Premier League title chasers Liverpool are also on their travels in the Champions League on Tuesday night as they face FC Porto (Porto 19/5, draw 3/1, Liverpool 8/11 – Match Betting).
Reds’ boss Jurgen Klopp has played down concerns regarding his team’s defence after they leaked three goals in a draw with Brentford on Saturday.
“We didn’t defend at our highest level so we have to improve,” said Klopp. “We don’t make these things bigger than they are but you have to show a reaction.”
There’s no new injuries for Klopp either after their efforts at Brentford, with Thiago Alcantara and Harvey Elliott the only long-term absentees.