Bayern Munich will have to score twice if they are to progress past PSG while the picture is a lot brighter for Chelsea.
The Parc des Princes may see more than its fair share of goals this evening as Bayern look to pull off a “mini upset”.
The Germans start 2-3 behind following a thrilling encounter which saw French superstar Kylain Mbappe cash in.
“It will be a tough task, but these are the games we play for,” said Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick.
“We want to cause a mini upset in Paris. Of course, we’ll be delighted if we manage that.”
“We had many chances but we were not as decisive as we should have been and we have to improve. We will do everything we can and approach the game with optimism
“We have to make sure we show the same ambition PSG showed against us. We have to force them into making mistakes. We know we have to score at least two goals.”
Bayern’s top-scorer Robert Lewandowski will again miss out as will wing Serge Gnabry who tested positive for Covid-19.
Flick will likely be able to include Leon Goretzka, Lucas Hernandez, Jerome Boateng and Kingsley Coman.
PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino is taking nothing for granted.
“It doesn’t matter who is playing. It’s a question of collective attitude. It’s a challenge, being able to keep the ball and hurt the opposition,” he said.
Marco Verratti and full-back Alessandro Florenz are pushing to be included but captain Marquinhos is definitely missing the tie.
Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea start with a 2-0 advantage and have a foot in the next phase where they will meet either Liverpool or Real Madrid.
The Blues have lost once in 17 games under Tuchel so Tuesday night should be a formality.
“I think in terms of adapting it is easier for Porto because they know they need to score three goals. For them it is absolutely clear,” said Tuchel.
“We will not change the approach because of the result last week.”
Chelsea will likely rest N’Golo Kante with a view to Saturday’s FA Cup semi-final outing against league leaders Manchester City.