Tonight, starting at 21:45, with Bayer Leverkusen and PSG meet in the knockout round second leg UEFA Champions League. Parisians are as qualified for the quarterfinals after they managed to win 4-0 on the land tour in confronting Germans.
Parisians are in a great shape, being leaders in the national championship, with a lead of eight points ahead of Monaco. Group coached by Laurent Blanc won their last five competitive matches played, all at least two goals difference. This was not defeated in the current edition of the Champions League than by Benfica. Five of the previous seven matches played by PSG ended with over 2.5 goals. The French were defeated only once at home in the last 37 games.
Edinson Cavani and Thiago Silva will be introduced today on the pitch from the first minute after the last stage of the championship were not used at all by Laurent Blanc. French coach is thinking even now to its opponents that the band will meet in the next round, wishing to avoid the Real, Barcelona and Bayern in particular.
After the humiliating failure suffered in the first leg of the Germans in qualifying chances are almost zero. Bayer cross indeed a very poor at all levels, failing to impose the last six official matches. ,, Aspirins “descended from these disappointing results to rank third in the Bundesliga. Leverkusen did not do too bad in the current season carried away, and in eight of the last nine matches played on foreign land managed to score at least one empty.
Jens Hegeler suffered an ankle injury in the last game of the championship and will not play today. Robbie Kruse is also still unavailable, Emir Spahic while suspended after a red card earned on tour. Sami Hyypiä expects his students not to impose today a big margin of goals, but I hope they will do anything to win for revenge after defeat at home.