Ronaldinho: Match Between PSG And Barcelona Will Be Tough

Barcelona's defender Lucas Digne poses during an AFP interview

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.

Related News:



Most liked

Paul Clement: Claudio Ranieri has earned more time at Leicester
Everything the England global touched turned to gold last season. "I don't think that statement does any harm, as long as they mean it".

Ed Sheeran to perform at Grammys
If you're a cord cutter, this is a good investment anyway to make it easier to watch things like sporting events and award shows. Michael Jackson and Santana hold the male record for most GRAMMYs won in one night; Adele and Beyonce on the female side.

Sears, Kmart drop 31 types of Trump products
A Sears Holdings rep explained that the products were removed so the stores could focus on more profitable products. These decisions have coincided with liberal pressure to not promote any merchandise relating to the Trump family.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain spoke to Arsene Wenger after Twitter blunder
Abel Hernandez (hamstring) and Michael Dawson (calf) will miss trip to the Emirates, while forward Mbokani is doubtful. Asked if this could be Wenger's last season on the the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Gream said: "It could be".

Girl Scout robbed at gunpoint in California; police donate $1K
Police didn't offer much information about a description of the suspect, other than it was a male between 16 and 19 years old. The department posted a photo on Facebook Thursday showing the mother being presented with the check.

Conte Admits Chelsea Disappointment With One Point At Burnley
There should perhaps be a little concern over Diego Costa, whose goal drought - if we can call it that - stands at three games. Burnley won a point from a losing position in the PL for the first time since the 1-1 draw at Chelsea on 21 February 2015.

Pakistan Begins Naval Exercises in Response to Indian Maneuver
The multinational "Aman-17" naval exercise with 37 countries, including Pakistan, began in the Arabian Sea near Karachi on Friday. The premier pointed out that maritime security challenges in the Indian Ocean are both multidimensional and multifaceted.

Manchester United ready to offer Mourinho contract extension
We advise that all users switch to using the new Disqus comment system as soon as possible to ensure a smooth transition. The Spain global felt their display was otherwise strong and would not rule out the prospect of chasing down Chelsea .

Holly Holm chasing 'biggest high of your life' at UFC 208
Her takedown game isn't great, but it's better than De Randamie's, so she could eat up some time with attempts and top control. Justino, for the second time in her pro MMA career, tested positive for (and admitted to the use of) a banned substance.

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson renounces USA citizenship
His decision could be linked to taxes - Americans living outside the country are still liable to pay income taxes. New York-born Boris Johnson has officially given up his American citizenship.

Semenya: Double Olympic glory would be a hollow victory
Speaking shortly after the Wada report was released, Semenya said earning the gold in this way would nearly be an empty victory. Semenya will also become a two-time world champion if she is awarded Savinova's gold from 2011.

Iranian president rejects USA 'threats, arrogance'
Anyone confronting Iran will "regret" their aggressive policies, said Rouhani, a moderate who was elected president in 2013. President Hassan Rouhani said nationwide rallies are "a response" to anti-Iran remarks coming out of the White House.

"Fifty Shades Darker" a darker film, says author and producer EL James
In " Fifty Shades Darker ", protagonists Anastasia Steele and Christian Gray reconcile and start their relationship afresh. Even their sex scenes seem tame and void of any of the passion captured on film for the first movie.

OPEC output cuts at record 90% compliance: IEA
Expectations of a rise in demand along with signs of production cuts improved the sentiment in the crude oil market on Friday. Eleven members of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries had agreed to pump less from January to raise prices.

Trump Needs to Take a Tougher Line Toward Putin, Senators Say
It has not been previously reported that Trump had conveyed his doubt about New START to Putin in the hour-long call. Senior officials say Putin asked Trump about extending the 2010 deal, known as New START , during the call.