Manchester City vs Paris Saint Germain Preview: How To Watch, Kick-Off Time, Team News, Predicted Lineups & Ones to Watch (UEFA Champions League 2021/22)
MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 04: The LED screen displays match information as snow falls prior to the UEFA Champions League Semi Final Second Leg match between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain at Etihad Stadium on May 04, 2021 in Manchester, England. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images)

Manchester City and Paris Saint Germain go head to head on Wednesday evening in a mouth watering UEFA Champions League clash.

The Citizens will be looking to avenge a 2-0 defeat from the reverse fixture on Matchday 2, whilst Mauricio Pochettino will be hoping to steer his cohort to a first ever victory at the Etihad Stadium.

Team News

Manchester City will be without Kevin De Bruyne for a second successive fixture, after the Belgian favourite tested positive for COVID-19 following his time spent with the national side.

Jack Grealish also returned from the international break with a minor knock, although he could be in line to return to the squad having sat out of Sunday's 3-0 victory over Everton.

There are no other injury concerns for the hosts, who are expected to recall Gabriel Jesus to the starting eleven, after the Brazilian was an unused substitute in the win over the Toffees.

Paris are expected to be without Julian Draxler and Rafinha, whilst Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma remain doubts due to a lack of fitness and illness respectively.

Predicted Line-Ups

Manchester City: Ederson, Cancelo, Dias, Stones, Walker; Rodri, Gundogan, Bernardo; Jesus, Mahrez, Foden

Paris Saint Germain: Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Bernat; Gueye, Verratti, Paredes; Messi, Mbappe, Neymar Jr.

Ones To Watch

Riyad Mahrez

Nobody enjoys playing Paris Saint Germain quite like Riyad Mahrez.

The Algerian favourite was the difference the last time the two sides met on the Etihad turf, scoring either side of half-time as Manchester City booked their place in a maiden UEFA Champions League final.

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Mahrez has been in and out of Pep Guardiola's Premier League plans this season, but has been an ever present in Europe, starting all four of their group stage fixtures so far.

Few would bet against Mahrez playing a key role tomorrow evening.

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi is almost always touted as one to keep an eye on, but even more so tomorrow evening.

The Argentine has struggled to hit the astronomical heights expected of him during his time in Paris thus far, though he did score a sublime winner the last time these two sides met.

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Pep Guardiola made no secret of his desire to bring Messi to the Etihad, but a move never materialised, with Messi opting for a move to the French capital instead.

The PSG man has had mixed fortunes at the Etihad during his previous visits, winning on two of his three visits to East Manchester, scoring twice but also missing a last-minute penalty.

Previous Meetings

The two sides have met five times in the UEFA Champions League, with Manchester City winning three, Paris one and a solitary draw in 2015.

The Etihad hasn't been a happy hunting ground for PSG in the past. The French side have lost both of their previous visits to East Manchester, failing to score in either meeting.

PSG did win when the two sides met earlier this season though, with Pochettino overseeing a counter attacking masterclass at the Parc de Princes.

How To Watch

The match will kick-off at 20:00 GMT on Wednesday, November 24th.

UK viewers can watch the match live on BT Sport 2 (HD) or BT Sport Ultimate (4K).