The Champions League returns on Tuesday evening with two cracking fixtures in progress, with progression to the Quarter Finals at stake.

The first fixture sees PSG take on Barcelona in an epic encounter at the Parc des Princes. PSG come into this match on good form and in second place in Ligue 1. Barcelona had a comfortable win on the road in their last La Liga game, with the small margin of 6 goals to nil.

PSG vs Barcelona – Tuesday 14th February 2017 – 19:45 - BT Sport 2

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Paris St Germain welcome Barcelona to the Parc des Princes in a huge Champions League match, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.

The French Champions come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win, away against Bordeaux in an excellent win.

Edinson Cavani (6,47) scored two goals in either half, with the Uruguayan hitman at his lethal best in this fixture.

Angel di Maria (40) scored PSG's second goal just before the first half, to give the Parisians a 2-0 advantage going into the break.

The win is an excellent result for PSG, they now find themselves narrowly behind the leaders Monaco.

Benfica In Great Form

The Parisians come into this match in great recent form, with five wins and a draw in their last six.

Wins against Bordeaux, Lille, Dijon, Rennes and Nantes have all come in the last few weeks, a hefty fixture pile up.

PSG will be looking to transfer that form to the Champions League, with Barcelona one of the toughest draws possible.

They finished as runners-up in Group A, with Arsenal beating them by a slender two points after PSG's final round draw.

PSG Underdogs

PSG go into this match as the underdogs, despite their excellent recent form and home advantage.

They will be looking to register their fourth win in the competition, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.

PSG will be looking to complete only their second ever Champions League win over the Spanish giants.

PSG are 23/10 with Edinson Cavani at 7/2 to score first.

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Barcelona In Great Form

Luis Enrique's side come into this match on the back of a 6-0 win away against Alaves, a thumping win.

Suarez (37) opened the scoring for the Catalans, with the match a procession from thereon in.

Messi (59) got in on the act, with an Alexis own goal making it 4-0 minutes later.

Ivan Rakitic (65) made it five for the visitors, with the match truly out of sight now for the home side.

Luis Suarez returned two minutes later (67), to make it a resounding 6-0 result, with Alaves suffering one of their heaviest home defeats.

Catalans Need Win

Barcelona have been in good form of late, they have closed the gap on rivals Real Madrid to just one point now.

Enrique's men currently sit in second and that is simply not good enough, they will also be looking to advance in Europe as well.

They topped their respective Champions League Group C, finishing six points above runners up Manchester City.

More Of The Same

The match against PSG sees Barcelona emerge as favourites, with their excellent European form finding favour with the bookies.

A win will mean they are in the drivers seat in this tie, an away goal will be key to their chances of progression.

This is the seventh meeting between the two sides, the Catalans would dearly love to make it four wins in eight.

Barcelona are 11/10 with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez are at 4/1 to open the scoring.

 

 

The second fixture sees Benfica take on Borussia Dortmund at the Estadio da Luz.

Portuguese giants Benfica come into this match in great form and will be looking to continue their excellent season against a quality German outfit.

Borussia Dortmund come into the game after a tough run of results and find themselves well off the pace in the Bundesliga. A run in this competition could reignite their domestic bid.

Benfica vs Borussia Dortmund – Tuesday 14th February 2017 – 19:45 - BT Sport 1

Benfica welcome Borussia Dortmund to the Estadio de Luz in a huge Champions League match, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.

The Portuguese league leaders come into this match on the back of a 3-0 win, against Arouca with large parts played with ten men.

Kostas Mitroglou (25,35) scored two goals in the first half, giving his side a 2-0 advantage in ten first-half minutes.

Ederson Moraes (41) was then sent off, ensuring that Benfica played the remainder of the match with ten men.

Carillo (49) put the match beyond the visitors, with that goal giving Benfica an unassailable lead in the match.

It ensures that Benfica remain top of the Portuguese Primera Liga, by a slender point.

Benfica In Great Form

The Portuguese come into this match in great recent form, with just one defeat in their last six matches.

Wins against Arouca, Nacional, Tondela and Vitoria have all come in the league, with just one draw and one defeat.

Benfica will be looking for far greater levels of consistency in the Champions League, with two of each result in their six matches.

They did lose their last match against Napoli, they face a Dortmund side who will be formidable opponents.

Benfica Underdogs

Benfica go into this match as the underdogs, despite their excellent recent form and home advantage.

They will be looking to register their third win in the competition, with a place in the Quarter-Finals at stake.

Benfica will be looking to complete a first ever Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund.

Benfica are 2/1 with Kostas Mitroglou and Jonas at 5/1 to score first.

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Dortmund In Mixed Form

Tuchel's side come into this match on the back of a 2-1 defeat against Darmstadt, their first defeat in six matches.

Boyd (21) opened the scoring for Darmstadt, ensuring that the hosts went into the 1-0 lead.

Guerreiro (44) equalised for Dortmund, meaning they went into the break on level pegging at 1-1.

Colak (67) scored what proved to be the winner for the home side, it could have been worse if Steinhofer had connected late on.

It consigns Dortmund to another poor result, they now find themselves 15 points behind Bayern Munich.

Germans Need Win

Dortmund had been in mixed form of late, although they were unbeaten heading into the weekend's matches.

Tuchel's men currently sit in fourth and that is simply not good enough, they have fared better in Europe though.

They topped their respective Champions League Group F, finishing above 11-time winners Real Madrid.

More Of The Same

The match against Benfica sees Dortmund emerge as favourites, with their excellent European form finding favour with the bookies.

A win will mean they are in the drivers seat in this tie, an away goal will be key to their chances of progression.

This is the first meeting between the two sides, the Germans would dearly love to make it a first win as well.

Borussia Dortmund are 13/10 with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang at 100/30 to open the scoring.

 

Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Messi to score first @ 4/1 and a 2-2 draw @ 12/1

Tip 2 – Jimenez to score first @ 7/1 and Benfica to win 2-1 @ 9/1

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