Manchester City will be out for revenge when they take on Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster Champions League clash on Wednesday.
When these two teams met at the end of September, City suffered a 2-0 defeat – which has been their only defeat to date in the Champions League – with Pep Guardiola’s team currently just one point ahead of PSG in Group A.
This past weekend Manchester City cruised to a 3-0 win over Everton to move within three points of Premier League leaders Chelsea, but they appeared quite content to cruise for the final half-hour with one eye on Wednesday’s Champions League clash.
City were also without Kevin De Bruyne after the Belgian tested positive for coronavirus and the injured Jack Grealish, but were still far too strong for the Toffees.
PSG also enter this contest on the back of a routine 3-1 success over Nantes, and will be aiming to leapfrog City in Group A and make sure of a place in the last 16 if they can claim the double over the Sky Blues.
For PSG, Rafinha and Julian Draxler remain on the injury list, while keeper Gianluigi Donnarumma was not available for the meeting with Nantes due to gastroenteritis, and is a major doubt for this clash.
Sergio Ramos was also not included in the PSG squad to face Nantes and it remains unclear whether he will travel with the team to England.
Following his summer move from Los Blancos, Ramos has come to the end of an injury rehabilitation period, but PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino hesitated to give a clear answer when asked whether the former Real Madrid captain will be in the squad for Wednesday’s encounter.
“I do not know,” Pochettino told Amazon Prime Video.
“It’s important to see how he progresses. It’s one thing being able to train and another being at the level to be competitive, it’s not the same.”
Another superstar, Neymar, is also said to be a doubt for the clash with City due to a hip injury.
One way or another, though, all signs point to what should be a cracking clash at the Etihad, with the two powerhouse clubs battling it out for top spot in Group A with two matches to play.