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The clash at Parc des Princes will start at 8.45pm CEST. The protagonists will find their counterparts on the field. From the goal to the forward, both teams have big stars at every line.
In which positions do Barça win? In which do they lose? These are Barça – PSG duels:
Ter Stegen - Sirigu, duel in the goal
Sirigu has conceded 10 goals in 8 Champions League matches. The goalkeeper is one of the non-seen leaders of PSG. A team full of stars with a 28-year-old Italian stopping goals. 1.92 meters high, Sirigu arrived in the 2011/12 season.
In the other side of the field we’ll find Ter Stegen. His first performance at Parc des Princes raised some criticism, but the further matches made everyone believe he is a goalkeeper with guarantees in the Champions League. His numbers: 6 goals conceded in 8 matches.
Piqué - Thiago Silva, duel of leaders
Thiago Silva is the best center-back in the world. Despite Gerard Piqué is recovering his best version, Silva’s goal in the round of 16 and Ibrahimovic’s absence, make PSG’s center-back the undeniable leader of Blanc’s team. Thiago Silva is strong and talented, with an amazing tactical intelligence. It was said he could end up in Barça.
Piqué recovered his best level. Both players will find in the set-pieces actions, where one will try to stop the other.