Sep 27, 2017 at 7.45pm UK at ​Parc des Princes
Attendance: 46,252
PSGParis Saint-Germain
Bayern Munich
Alves (2'), Cavani (31'), Neymar (63')
Verratti (73')
FT(HT: 2-0)

Kimmich (23'), Vidal (45'), Alcantara (60'), Rudy (78')

Carlo Ancelotti 'excited' ahead of return to Paris Saint-Germain

Ancelotti 'excited' ahead of PSG return
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Carlo Ancelotti says that Paris Saint-Germain "has changed a lot" since he left the club in 2013, as he prepares to return to the Parc des Princes with Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich boss Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that he is looking forward to Wednesday night's return to former side Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League.

The Italian coach spent two years at the Parc des Princes before departing for Real Madrid in 2013, winning one Ligue 1 title during his time at the club.

Ancelotti claims that PSG have evolved even further since he was in charge, particularly on the back of signing Kylian Mbappe and Neymar for a combined £364m during another busy summer transfer window.

"With Neymar and Mbappe, Paris are looking for an identity," he told Le Figaro. "At Bayern, it's clear. For years, the line has been drawn, the identity is clear, which is not yet the case at PSG. But Paris are already at the level of the best. When you buy players at this price and this level, you have to have time and they have to enter the mindset of the team. That is their challenge.

"[The feeling for me is one of] excitement - I will find a Paris Saint-Germain which has changed a lot since I left in 2013. The club has improved and has more experience after a lot of investment. Now it's a big club. I am happy to see the Parc des Princes, the supporters and players like Thiago Silva, [Adrien] Rabiot, [Thiago] Motta, [Marco] Verratti, [Javier] Pastore.

"We had a good relationship, they missed me. I also keep in touch with the president (Nasser Al-Khelaifi). I have good memories of my time there. I helped the club to change mentality and PSG managed to grow a little more afterwards. Even if we had problems following my departure for Real Madrid, when I think of Paris, I am happy."

PSG have lost just once in their last 43 European outings on home soil, but Bayern have won on each of their last three visits to France.

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