The Champions League rolls into the quarterfinals this week and one of the top matchups begins in France. Paris Saint-Germain plays host to Manchester City in the first leg of a mouthwatering European tie.
Manchester City defeated Dynamo Kiev 3-1 over two legs in the knockout stage, including a 0-0 draw at home in the second leg. Manchester City has been inconsistent over the last few games, winning two, losing two and drawing two in their last six, and they’re still battling to stay in the top four in the English Premier League. After being eliminated in the knockout stage for two straight seasons, Manchester City is finally through to the quarterfinals.
PSG has already clinched Ligue 1, so they can prioritize the Champions League. They eliminated Chelsea 4-2 in the last round and they have four wins, a draw and a loss in their last six games. This is a massive chance for the French champions, who have been knocked out at this stage in each of the last three seasons.
These two have met just once, drawing 0-0 in Manchester in the group stage of the 2008-2009 UEFA Cup (now the Europa League).