Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi, Barcelona
Suarez and Messi will be key to Barca in unlocking PSG's defence.Reuters

Barcelona host Paris Saint-Germain at the Camp Nou in the Champions League on Wednesday, with Group F's top spot still up for grabs.

Both clubs have already qualified to the knockout stages, with four wins from their five matches in the group stage so far. PSG have 13 points, meaning they can top the group with a draw in Spain tonight, while Barca have 12 points and need a victory over the French giants to go through as group-winners and avoid a potentially tricky round of 16 fixture.

The two teams have been doing well on the domestic front as well, with Barca just two points behind early leaders Real Madrid in La Liga, while PSG are only a point behind Ligue 1 toppers Marseille.

Barcelona face a familiar foe in Zlatan Ibrahimovic tonight, and having lost the reverse fixture in Paris 3-2 two months ago, the Catalan outfit's boss Luis Enrique knows what his side is up against.

"Our aim is clear - we want to win and PSG want the same. They are one of the contenders to win the competition and it'll be a demanding match, defensively speaking, for us. I would prefer to finish first in the group to gain a slight advantage in the next round," the Spaniard pointed out.

"PSG beat us without Ibrahimovic. Their squad is strong enough not to depend on any particular player, but with Zlatan in their squad they are even more dangerous. We know our mistakes in Paris cost us dearly so we have to try not to do the same."

PSG can top the group with a draw at the Camp Nou tonight.Reuters

PSG manager Laurent Blanc is also well aware of the importance of finishing as group-winners. The French tactician knows his opponents are going to have the ball for most of the game but insists his players are prepared to hit them on the counter.

"We know the advantage finishing top brings. You avoid certain opponents and all these details count in the long run. I have told my players to be ambitious and aggressive, to put Barcelona in a tight spot. Barcelona are going to have 70% possession; when we have the ball we have to score," Blanc stressed.

"We are both more relaxed because we're through but we know what awaits us. We will try to defend well, play very much together and avoid problems. When we have the ball we have to make the most of it. All opponents face Barcelona on the defensive. I won't lie and say we have come here to dominate possession."

Team News

Barcelona: Dani Alves and Rafinha are both suspended for this tie, while Thomas Vermaelen (hamstring) is still out.

PSG: Young forward Jean-Christophe Bahebeck (thigh) is Blanc's only injury concern.

Probable Lineups

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Adriano, Pique, Mathieu, Alba; Iniesta, Busquets, Rakitic; Messi, Suarez, Neymar

PSG: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Silva, Luiz, Maxwell; Verratti, Motta, Matuidi; Moura, Ibrahimovic, Cavani

Where to Watch Live

Barcelona vs PSG is scheduled for a 1.15am IST (7.45pm GMT, 2.45pm ET) start, with live coverage on Ten Sports in India. The match can also be watched via live streaming online on Ten Sports Live.

Catch the action in the UK live on Sky Sports 2 and 2HD, with an option to live stream the match online on Sky GO. US viewers can watch the game live on Fox Sports 2 USA and ESPN Deportes or online on Fox Soccer 2Go. Audience in Canada can see the tie via live stream on Sportsnet World.

Viewers in the Middle East and North Africa can watch the match on via live streaming online, courtesy beIN Sports Connect. South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa viewers can see the contest on SuperSport 3 Africa or SuperSport online.

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