Barcelona are back in the Knockout Stage, as they pursue a sixth UEFA Champions League title. Barca finished first in Group C, only dropping one game to Manchester City in the round. Barcelona have reached at least the quarterfinals every year since 2008. Barcelona are currently second in La Liga, trailing Real Madrid by five points.
They’ve drawn the champions of France for the Round of 16, as PSG will make the trip to Camp Nou in March. In their first year without Ibrahimovic up front, PSG have looked human in Ligue 1. They’ve taken 11 wins from 17 matches, but trail both Nice and Monaco in the table. PSG have reached the quarterfinals every year since 2013, but haven’t been able to crack the final four. PSG finished second behind Real Madrid in Group A, but only lost to Madrid 1-0 in two combined matches. They still have plenty of attacking power, including Messi’s Argentina teammate Angel Di Maria.
These teams have met a total of nine times in all competitions, with Barcelona winning four times and drawing three.
Here’s everything you need to know for the matchup:
Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain First Leg Preview
Date: February 14 or 15
Time: 2:45 p.m. Eastern
Location: Parc de Princes
Early Odds: Barcelona +108, PSG +268, Draw +261 (Pinnacle)