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Bayern Munich Boss Reveals How PSG Stars Kylian Mbappe and Leo Messi Can Be Stopped
- Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is wary of the threat possessed by Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi
- Mbappe and Messi are expected to play a key role when Bayern Munich hosts PSG in the Champions League tie on Wednesday
- PSG currently trail 1-0 to the Bavarians after losing the last-16 first leg tie at the Parc des Princes
Bayern Munich manager Julian Nagelsmann is already plotting the best means of neutralizing the threat of Paris Saint-Germain attackers Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi.
Mbappe and Messi are expected to play a key role to help turn around PSG’s fortunes in the Champions League if they are to progress past the Bavarians in the last-16.
According to SB Nation, Nagelsmann has now cautioned his Bayern team not to allow too much space to the PSG attackers in their reverse fixture at the Allianz Arena on Wednesday night.
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“We want to get at them when they take possession and be physically present from the first minute. What we need in the second leg is to prevent them from using their pace.”
“If you give their attackers too much space and they can unleash their footballing qualities, it’s incredibly difficult to defend.”
PSG are currently on a three-game winning streak heading into the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Bayern Munich.
Cancelo to start from bench against PSG
Meanwhile, Joao Cancelo will reportedly start Wednesday night's clash against Paris Saint-Germain on the bench with Julian Nagelsmann opting for a back three, Daily Mail reports.
Despite adjusting to life in Germany almost right away and recording an assist on his debut, Cancelo is reportedly having some problems right now.
Messi confident PSG can end Champions League heartbreak against Bayern MunichFootball
The Portuguese player had fallen out of favour at Manchester City and was transferred to the German champions at the end of the January transfer window for £70 million in search of playing time.
Messi makes huge Champions League claim
Earlier, Sports Brief reported Lionel Messi has insisted that Paris Saint-Germain will push Bayern Munich all the way in an effort to finally claim the crown of kings of Europe by winning the UEFA Champions League.
PSG are yet to win the prestigious European competition and are on the verge of being eliminated in the round of 16 for the second consecutive season after losing 1-0 to the Bavarians in the first leg.
Messi has revealed that the PSG team is capable of turning their fortunes around as everyone’s focus at the club is to win the Champions League.