Bayern Munich vs PSG LIVE: Champions League team news, line-ups and more from last-16 fixture

Dortmund’s defeat at Chelsea was not unlucky – it was an act of self-sabotage

The Dortmund manager, Edin Terzic, didn’t want to talk about it. His midfield talisman, Jude Bellingham, said it was a “joke”. Even ex-Chelsea pundit Joe Cole, not so much wearing a cap as balancing a giant Tunnock’s teacake on his head, appeared from beneath its rim to say he didn’t like Champions League games being decided that way. But what no one seemed willing to say was that Borussia Dortmund had lost the game by an act of needless self-sabotage.

To recap, at 1-1 on aggregate in their Champions League last-16 second leg, inside a raucous Stamford Bridge, Chelsea were awarded a penalty to take the lead. The handball decision was debatable but what followed was not. Kai Havertz stepped and stuttered and let goalkeeper Alexander Meyer dive before aiming the other way, but his penalty hit the post and rebounded to Dortmund midfielder Salih Ozcan who gleefully cleared it away.

Yet VAR spotted Ozcan had stepped inside the penalty-box arc before it had been taken, and so Havertz was given another attempt, and this time he scored. Dortmund were desolate, Chelsea buoyed, and they went on to take their place in the quarter-finals.

Dortmund’s defeat at Chelsea was not unlucky – it was an act of self-sabotage

In the era of VAR, encroachment is now futile and Dortmund’s players have only themselves to blame for gifting Kai Havertz a second chance to score from the penalty spot

Bayern Munich vs PSG

After playing out a close affair at the Parc des Princes and coming off second best PSG with likely be more proactive and aggressive in Germany tonight.

Bayern Munich should be able to match whatever is thrown their way and know that a draw will see them advance.

They’ll narrowly progress after an entertaining draw at home.

Bayern Munich 2-2 PSG (3-2 on aggregate)

Bayern vs PSH predicted line-ups

Bayern Munich XI: Sommer; Stanišić, Upamecano, De Ligt; Coman, Kimmich, Goretzka, Davies; Müller, Musiala; Choupo-Moting

PSG XI: Donnarumma; Ramos, Marquinhos, Danilo; Nuno Mendes, Ruiz, Vitinha, Verratti, Hakimi; Messi, Mbappe

What is the early team news?

Bayern Munich will be without Benjamin Pavard, who is suspended, with Josip Stanisic in line to deputise on the right of Julian Nagelsmann’s defensive three.

Noussair Mazraoui recently took a break from football due to a heart issue and may not yet be ready to return, while Manuel Neuer and Lucas Hernandez are long-term absentees.

News of Neymar’s injury comes as a blow to Paris Saint-Germain, with the Brazilian forward out for the rest of the season. In his absence, Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe may be employed as a front two and supported by a strengthened midfield.

Achraf Hakimi has been named in Christophe Galtier’s travelling squad despite being under investigation by French police for an alleged rape.

How to watch Bayern Munich vs PSG

Bayern Munich vs PSG is due to kick off at 8pm GMT on Wednesday 8 March at the Allianz Arena in Munich, Germany.

Viewers in the United Kingdom can watch the match live on BT Sport 2, with coverage on the channel from 7.15pm GMT. Subscribers can stream the action via the BT Sport app or online player.

Bayern Munich vs PSG

Good evening and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of tonight’s Champions League action between two heavyweights of Europe.

Bundesliga winners, Bayern Munich, host the French champions Paris Saint-Germain with the winner guaranteed a spot in the quarter-finals of Europe’s top competition.

Chelsea and Benfica are already through after their victories over Borussia Dortmund and Club Brugge yesterday but who will be joining them in the last eight?

Bayern bring a slender lead into tonight’s second leg after Kingsley Coman struck in Paris to give the German team a 1-0 victory and a draw this evening would be enough to see them progress.

PSG, and Kylian Mbappe in particular, are in fantastic form though and will bring a different mindset to the match. In Paris they sat off Bayern and allowed them the ball but expect Christophe Galtier’s side to be more proactive tonight.

We’ll have all the build-up, team news and match action before the match kicks off at 8pm.

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