Ronaldinho: Match Between PSG And Barcelona Will Be Tough

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Paris are now second in Ligue 1 behind an impressive Monaco and enjoyed a confident 3-0 win away to Bordeaux on Friday night, but it is in Europe where Emery will eventually be judged.

PSG have been overly reliant on Cavani's goals this season, but when an individual scores 31 goals in 29 appearances across league and Champions League play, you'll be alright.

"Even though I am now in a good project and I feel at home, any player would play for Barcelona", Verratti told AS. "He started to run and I needed mirrors [to see where he was going]!"

"Very few players can match what he is doing". These two have clashed twice in the knockout stages since 2012/13 whilst they were also in the same group in 2014/15 and it's usually a good watch when they meet as five of the six saw both teams net, though PSG have only got the better of the Catalans once.


As a three-time Europa League victor during his time with Sevilla, Unai Emery was identified as a threat by opposite number Luis Enrique due to his pedigree on big European nights and familiarity with Barca's all-star side. "They will try to put pressure on us".

Barcelona are deservedly the favorites and will be expected to prevail over the course of this matchup, but don't expect them to canter into the quarterfinals against a PSG side that, according to manager Unai Emery, no longer "feel inferior to anyone". He knows to perfection what we will do and that is an added danger.

Ligue 1 champions Paris St-Germain are boosted by the return to action of midfielder Marco Verratti, who had been out with a calf injury.

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