A rested line-up faces a tired side with their backs to the wall after losing the Champions League semi-final first leg 2-1. According to the tournament history books, Paris Saint-Germain have only a 7% chance of reaching their second straight final in a competition they desperately need to win.

Manchester City, meanwhile, have every chance of reaching their first Champions League final and coach Pep Guardiola had the luxury of resting most of his key players this weekend with the Premier League nearly won.

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino couldn’t keep his team running too much this weekend as PSG are still second in the French league and under pressure to keep their title.

Fast recovery

But he is hoping star forward Kylian Mbappe will be available after injuring his right calf in the first leg. PSG’s top scorer with 37 goals this season, Mbappe has shown signs of a rapid recovery.

Pochettino rested midfielder Leandro Paredes and right-back Alessandro Florenzi this weekend, suggesting the two would start the semi-final. He used intriguing midfielder Marco Verratti for just 30 minutes against Lens on Saturday to keep him fresh to face City.

Tonight match: City vs PSG, 12:30 p.m. (Wednesday).

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