Champions League: Griezmann starts for Barcelona, Di Maria on PSG bench

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Antoine Griezmann was named in the Barcelona starting line-up for their Champions League last 16, second leg against Paris Saint-Germain in Paris on Wednesday, with coach Ronald Koeman selecting all of his star attackers for their bid to overturn a 4-1 first-leg deficit.

Barcelona have often lined up with three centre-backs recently, meaning potentially only room for one of Griezmann and Ousmane Dembele alongside Lionel Messi in attack.

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However all three start at the Parc des Princes as the Catalans face the seemingly impossible task of recovering from their first-leg hammering last month.

PSG are still without Neymar, who also missed the first leg against his old side, and there is no starting slot for Angel di Maria.

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Instead Julian Draxler joins Mauro Icardi and Kylian Mbappe — hat-trick hero in the first leg — up front.

Starting line-ups

Paris Saint-Germain (4-2-3-1)

Keylor Navas; Alessandro Florenzi, Marquinhos (capt), Presnel Kimpembe, Layvin Kurzawa; Leandro Paredes, Idrissa Gana Gueye; Julian Draxler, Marco Verratti, Kylian Mbappe; Mauro Icardi

Coach: Mauricio Pochettino (ARG)

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Barcelona (4-3-3)

Marc-Andre ter Stegen; Sergino Dest, Oscar Mingueza, Clement Lenglet, Jordi Alba; Frenkie de Jong, Sergio Busquets, Pedri; Lionel Messi, Antoine Griezmann, Ousmane Dembele

Coach: Ronald Koeman (NED)

Referee: Anthony Taylor (ENG)

AFP

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