Barcelona vs. Paris Saint-Germain, 2013 Champions League: Preview and TV Schedule

Clive Rose

Barcelona have the lead on away goals from the first leg, but the tie is far from over as Paris Saint-Germain hope to get a result at the Camp Nou.

Update: Barcelona 1-1 PSG, Final score. Barca through on away goals.

Barcelona will be clear favourites to be going through to the semi-finals at the end of their second leg against Paris Saint-Germain, although the tie is not quite over yet.

As the score stands, Barcelona will go through on away goals, having secured a 2-2 draw in France, which leaves PSG with the daunting prospect of needing to attack in the away leg. It could lead to an entertaining game, or it could leave the visitors being caught out early on - as ever, the first goal will go a long way to deciding the outcome.

Any hope the Parisians may have gotten from the prospect of Barcelona struggling without Lionel Messi will have been dashed by the sight of Cesc Fabregas, his replacement, scoring a hat-trick at the weekend, so it seems that there is going to be little drop in the hosts' performance. To make matters even more difficult, PSG will be without Blaise Matuidi, although their opponents have a few defensive absences too.

The momentum is with Barcelona here, but the chance for PSG to pull off something remarkable is there regardless. Both of last night's Quarter-Finals will have shown the visitors not to give up hope, after all.

Barcelona injuries and suspensions

Out: Javier Mascherano (knee), Carles Puyol (knee), Adriano (muscle). In doubt: Lionel Messi (hamstring)

Paris Saint-Germain injuries and suspensions

Out: Blaise Matuidi (suspended) In doubt: Thiago Silva (knee)

Barcelona will be without defenders Javier Mascherano and Carles Puyol, so Alex Song is likely to partner Gerard Pique in defence. The big question, however, will be whether Lionel Messi is fit enough to return for the Catalans.

Paris Saint-Germain will have a big injury doubt of their own too, with Thiago Silva set to take a late fitness test. Blaise Matuidi will also be unavailable through suspension.

Match Date\Time: 8:45 p.m. local, 7:45 p.m. BST, 2:45 p.m. ET

Venue: Camp Nou, Barcelona, Spain

TV: FOX Soccer Channel (U.S. English), FOX Deportes (U.S. Spanish), Sky Sports 2 (U.K.), Sportsnet Regional (Canada), C+ Liga de Campeones (Spain), Canal+ (France)

Online: FOX Soccer 2Go (U.S.), Sky Go (U.K.)

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