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Mar 10, 2021 at 8pm UK at Parc des Princes
PSGParis Saint-Germain
1-1
BarcelonaBarcelona
Mbappe (31' pen.)
Kurzawa (8'), Gueye (50'), Paredes (50'), Icardi (89')
FT(HT: 1-1)
Messi (37')
Mingueza (25'), Lenglet (30'), de Jong (38')

How Paris Saint-Germain could line up against Barcelona

Sports Mole takes an in-depth look at how Paris Saint-Germain could line up for the second leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Barcelona.

Paris Saint-Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino should have the luxury of a near fully-fit squad for his side's last-16 second leg with Barcelona in the Champions League.

Two confirmed absentees for the hosts - who lead 4-1 from the first leg - are the COVID-positive Moise Kean and the injured Juan Bernat, who continues to recuperate from an ACL problem.

There was initial hope that Neymar would recover from a groin problem in time to face his old club, but the Brazilian attacker is yet to fully overcome a groin problem and he will play no part in the second leg.

As a result, hat-trick hero Kylian Mbappe is expected to occupy the left-wing spot as he bids to become the youngest player ever to score 25 goals in the Champions League, while the returning Angel Di Maria could demote Pablo Sarabia down to the bench, despite the Spaniard's good run of form recently.

With Kean sidelined, Pochettino will likely call upon his compatriot Mauro Icardi to lead the line after he was benched against Brest, while Marco Verratti is set to occupy the number 10 role ahead of Julian Draxler and Rafinha.

Idrissa Gueye and Leandro Paredes should act as Pochettino's double pivot, and there will be a raft of changes in defence, as potentially all five members of the rearguard from the weekend's Coupe de France win could drop out.

Keylor Navas will certainly come back in goal for Sergio Rico, while Mitchell Bakker, Abdou Diallo and Danilo Pereira will make way for Layvin Kurzawa, Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe, and Alessandro Florenzi should overcome a muscle complaint in time to start as well.

Paris Saint-Germain possible starting lineup:
Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Kurzawa; Gueye, Paredes; Di Maria, Verratti, Mbappe; Icardi

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Tuesday's key events


DIVING
· Team GB duo Jack Laugher - silver medallist in Rio - and James Heatly take part in the men's 3m springboard semi-final (2am), and will hope to qualify for the final later in the day (7am)

ATHLETICS
· Two Britons are involved in the women's long jump final, but Abigail Irozuru and Jazmin Sawyers have their work cut out to get a spot on the podium (2.50am)
· Norwegian Karsten Warholm, who broke the world record just last month, goes for gold in the men's 400m hurdles final. USA's Rai Benjamin is expected to be his main challenger (4.20am)
· Great Britain have three representatives in the final of the women's 800m, with Jemma Reekie having perhaps the best chance of a medal (1.25pm)
· A mouth-watering women's 200m final sees Elaine Thompson-Herah go for the prestigious sprint double after claiming the 100m crown. Compatriot Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, Namibia's Christine Mboma and USA's Gabrielle Thomas are expected to be her main competitors (1.50pm)

SAILING
· The rescheduled women's skiff 49er FX (4.33am) and men's skiff 49er (5.33am) come to their conclusion, with Team GB involved in both medal races
· Defending champion Giles Scott bids for a second successive gold in the Finn class medal race (6.33am)
· There is another medal chance for Team GB in the mixed Nacra 17 medal race (7.33am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· Team GB's Joe Fraser takes part in the parallel bars final, kicking off the final day of artistic gymnastics (9am)
· USA superstar Simone Biles, who has been forced to pull out of all of her finals so far, is on the starting list for the beam final as she bids for a fifth Olympic gold (9.50am)

FOOTBALL
· The men's semi-finals take place, with Mexico taking on Brazil first up (9am)
· The winner of that first semi-final will face either hosts Japan or Spain (2pm)

CYCLING
· Laura Kenny will look to win a third straight Olympic team pursuit gold medal. Team GB take on United States in their heat (7.44am), with the gold medal race later that day (9.26am)
· Laura's husband and fellow Olympic legend Jason Kenny will also look to continue his huge success in the men's team sprint - an event he has won gold in at every Games since 2008. Team GB will first need to get through the men's qualifying (7.58am), with the gold medal race ending the session (9.44am)

BOXING
· Pat McCormack will be looking to achieve his dream of Olympic gold when he faces Cuba's Roniel Iglesias (11.05am)

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