It’s level at half-time in a blockbuster clash to get the Champions League last-16 up and running as PSG host Bayern Munich in the first leg of the tie tonight. Bayern have been by far the better side at the Parc des Princes, but they have nothing to show for it.
Their hopes of a first Champions League title this season rest largely on Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi, though only one is fit to start tonight. Messi returns to the PSG side to partner Neymar, but Mbappe has to settle for a place on the bench as he recovers from a hamstring injury.
Joao Cancelo makes his European debut for Bayern, while Joshua Kimmich returns from suspension. Julian Nagelsmann’s side have not been firing on all cylinders themselves this season – they are only one point clear at the top of the Bundesliga. Follow all the action from PSG vs Bayern Munich with Standard Sport’s LIVE blog below!
47 mins: Changes from both sides at the break. Cancelo off, Davies on in his place. Marquinhos has replaced Hakimi for PSG.
Mbappe is skipping along the side of the pitch warming up. We’re going to find out just how fit he is.
Up and running for the second-half!
Some goals. Please.
Nearly 60% possession for Bayern, ten shots with two of those on target. One shot in all for PSG, that poor free-kick from Messi with the final kick of the half.
Neymar has barely had a kick, while Messi has often been deep in his own half when he’s got on it. Big improvement needed.
Time to warm that hamstring up…
Mbappe clearly isn’t fully fit, maybe not even half-fit. But Galtier has a big decision to make.
Ideally he wouldn’t risk the Frenchman, but his team clearly need him. Maybe the PSG boss opts to just keep it tight tonight and unleash Mbappe in Germany.
HT: PSG 0-0 Bayern Munich
Well that sums it up. Messi tamely clips it straight into the wall.
PSG awful, Bayern pretty good but only a couple of chances for them despite dominating the ball.
Hosts have to improve. A lot.
45 mins: Hello. Messi on the edge of the box, draws in De Ligt and wins the free-kick.
Absolutely ideal position here. PSG with a very decent chance to somehow put themselves in front.
44 mins: Great save from Donnarumma!
Coman roars past Hakimi, ball in just too high for Choupo-Moting but it’s headed out straight to Kimmich.
Catches the strike so sweetly, but the PSG goalkeeper gets down really well to save. PSG will be absolutely thrilled that this is still goalless.
42 mins: Not sure Zaire-Emery has had a touch yet, tough night for the 16-year-old. Hasn’t been given much help at all.
Verratti very nearly sets Neymar away, too much on the pass though and the Brazilian was offside anyway. Apart from that…
40 mins: Coman whips the cross in, Goretzka has made the run into the box but Ramos tracks it and nods behind.
He’s been the only PSG player to impress so far. Less said about the rest the better.