Ligue 1 leader Paris Saint-Germain will aim to win the heavyweight title at Manchester City on Wednesday in Group A and qualify for the round of 16.
PSG will contribute to the possible debut of defender Sergio Ramos, who is listed in the squad. However, Ramos will most likely be on the bench, with Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe playing in the center of defense.
PSG are second in Group A with eight points, one gap behind leader City with two games remaining.
The victory will secure the French team’s place in the next stage, and the defeat will put an end to their hopes of taking the first place in the group and getting into a draw in the 1/8 finals.
However, his traveling uniform is troubling.
While PSG have won all games at their home Parc des Princes this season, PSG have played Club Brugge and Leipzig in the Champions League and have lost to Rennes in the French League.
With Lionel Messi, PSG will always have a big chance of winning, and the Argentine star will get an extra boost with his first Ligue 1 goal in Saturday’s win over Nantes.
Messi has already scored three goals in the Champions League, including one in a home win over City.
Borussia Dortmund will be without Mats Hummels and Erling Haaland as they head to Portugal for a potential Group C decisive match against Sporting.
Level by points, the scrum can decide which of them will join the leader of the group “Ajax” in the playoffs.
Veteran defender Hummels has been suspended after being sent off three weeks ago in Dortmund’s controversial 3-1 defeat at Ajax.
The club said it would appeal the red card, but coach Marco Rose admitted last week that he did not expect the 2014 World Cup winner to be available.
Haaland, meanwhile, has been away for the past four weeks with a thigh injury.
Real Madrid is the leader of Group D and may be knocked out with a victory. He will secure first place if he wins, and second-placed Inter Milan will not defeat Shakhtar Donetsk, who finished last in another group game.