Bayern Munich vs PSG: How to watch live, team news, updates

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Bayern Munich and PSG lock horns in Germany for the second leg of their UEFA Champions League last 16 tie and the Germans have a slender advantage.

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Kingsley Coman’s goal was the difference between the two teams in the first leg in Paris two weeks ago, as PSG missed several chances and Kylian Mbappe had just returned from injury but couldn’t quite beat the offside trap on several occasions. However, they are without Neymar for the rest of this season as he’s undergone surgery on his ankle injury.

The French champs know that winning the Champions League title is their main aim for this season (and any season) and they need Lionel Messi and Mbappe to stand tall and deliver a famous win in Munich. As for Bayern, they haven’t been at their best for most of this season but they’re figuring out how to win games without the great Robert Lewandowski.

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Here’s everything you need for Bayern Munich vs PSG.

How to watch Bayern Munich vs PSG live, stream link, kick off time

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 7 at 3pm ET
Stats, updates: Via scoreboard on
How to watchTUDN, Paramount+

Key storylines

This is all about whether or not Mbappe and Messi can deliver the trophy PSG’s Qatari owners crave the most. The star duo are capable of ripping apart any team on their own but together they should be unstoppable. That hasn’t quite been the case since Messi arrived at PSG but with his contract set to expire this summer, this may be his last chance to win the Champions League.

Bayern have been solid and steady under Julian Nagelsmann and after a poor start to the Bundesliga season (at least by their own incredible high standards) they are now back atop the Germany top-flight and look like they will kick on in the final months of the campaign. They need Yann Sommer (who has been superb in the absence of injured captain and legend Manuel Neuer) to have a big night in goal, plus Dayot Upamecano and Matthijs de Ligt must hold firm with Benjamin Pavard suspended.

Bayern Munich team news, lineup options

OUT: Benjamin Pavard (suspended), Manuel Neuer (broken leg), Lucas Hernandez (ACL), Noussair Mazraoui (muscle)

PSG team news, lineup options

OUT: Neymar (ankle), Presnel Kimpembe (Achilles), Renato Sanches (hamstring), Achraf Hakimi (hamstring)

Neymar to undergo ankle surgery, miss rest of season


Lionel Messi’s 11th goal of the Ligue 1 season was class and clutch, but questions around a Neymar injury will take some joy out of Paris Saint-Germain’s 4-3 win over lille on Sunday at the Parc des Princes.

It was a thriller from front-to-back, as Neymar set up a Kylian Mbappe goal before scoring himself to have it 2-0 after 17 minutes only to see Lille strike thrice in a row before Mbappe made it 3-3 in the 87th minute to set up Messi’s grandstand finish.

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UPDATE: PSG confirmed on Monday that Neymar will undergo surgery to repair the ligament damage to his ankle and will therefore miss the remainder of the 2022-23 season as he rehabs.

Neymar Jr has sustained a number of instances of instability in his right ankle in recent years. Following his latest sprain on 20 February, the Paris Saint-Germain medical staff recommended a ligament repair operation to avoid a major risk of recurrence. All the experts consulted have confirmed this necessity.

The surgery will be performed in the next few days at the ASPETAR hospital in Doha.

It will take 3 to 4 months before he can return to training with the team.

But Neymar was hurt in the 51st minute. The Brazil living legend appeared to hurt his ankle and was in great pain when he was stretchered off the pitch and replaced by Hugo Ekitike.

PSG is in the middle of a brutal run of fixtures, off to Marseille on Sunday before hosting Nantes and then going to the Allianz Arena for a second leg against Bayern Munich

USMNT star Timothy Weah was left in a sort of left wingback role and had three key passes from the unusual position.

Lionel Messi goal video: Low free kick pushes PSG to win

PSG has lost three matches across all competitions and there were always going to be questions about reaction following a 1-0 loss to Bayern in the first leg of their UEFA Champions League Round of 16 tie.

Messi presided over the free kick in the fifth minute of stoppage time and delivered a sensational hit.

The World Cup winner swerved his offering through traffic and off the bottom inside of the post, leaving Lille’s Lucas Chevalier pawing the air.

Messi, Ronaldo score as PSG, Saudi clubs stage nine-goal friendly (video)


Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo squared off in one of the least prestigious match-ups of their illustrious careers, but fittingly delivered plenty of entertainment in a 5-4 Paris Saint-Germain win over the “Riyadh All-Stars” on Thursday in Saudi Arabia.

PSG and the hosts were level at one off a Messi goal and a Ronaldo penalty when PSG’s Juan Bernat was sent off in the 36th minute. That’s when it all broke loose.

Ronaldo finished with two goals for the Riyadh side, a combination of players from Al-Nassr and Al-Hilal, joining Hyun-soo Jang and Anderson Talisca on the score sheet as the hosts had three equalizers and then trailed 5-3 before Talisca’s goal.

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Messi scored off a Neymar assist in the third minute, with Marquinhos, Sergio Ramos, Kylian Mbappe, and Hugo Ekitike also scoring for the victors.

Mbappe also collected two assists in the win, which comes off a rare PSG league loss that leaves them just three points clear of Lens and five ahead of Marseille on the Ligue 1 tables.

To see a goal from Messi and Ronaldo, dip below the break.

Lionel Messi goal video: Neymar assist

Cristiano Ronaldo goal video: Portuguese deposits rebound after miscue

Brazil turns on samba style, dances into World Cup quarterfinals


Five-time world champions Brazil turned in a five-star performance as they dismantled South Korea 4-1 in the round of 16 at the 2022 World Cup on Monday.


Up next for Brazil is a quarterfinal clash with Croatia, who survived 120 minutes and penalty kicks to beat Japan earlier on Monday.

The goals came early, they came often, and they came in style.

Vinicius Junior opened the scoring in the 7th, with an exquisite, composed finish through a sea of bodies and Neymar, who returned from the ankle injury he suffered 11 days earlier, made it 2-0 from the penalty spot just six minutes later. That’s when the samba style came out, with the game effectively already in hand and 77 minutes of must-watch television entertainment left to deliver.

Richarlison, who already scored the probable goal of the tournament in Brazil’s opener, perhaps one-upped himself with a sensational piece of flair and skill (and a decent bit of passing from some equally brilliant teammates), making it 3-0 just before the half-hour mark and reminding the rest of the world that Brazil were pre-World Cup favorites for a reason.

Lucas Paqueta got goal no. 4 after another sensational, liquid counter-attack of yellow shirts washing forward in numbers. Vinicius lifted the final ball over a crowd and picked out the West Ham midfielder, who applied the perfect finish with the inside of his right foot.

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Paik Seung-Ho scored a fantastic consolation goal with 15 minutes left in the second half, but that was the extent of South Korea’s joy, as they come up short of reaching the quarterfinals for the first time since co-hosting the World Cup in 2002, when they went to the semifinals.

Brazil vs South Korea

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How to watch Brazil vs South Korea live, stream link and start time

Kick off: 2pm ET, Monday Dec. 5
Stadium: Stadium 974, Doha
TV channels en Español: Telemundo
Streaming en Español: Peacock (all 64 matches)

Key storylines, players to watch closely

Well, first off: Neymar. One of Brazil’s all-time heroes is missing a World Cup from his resume and rightly or wrongly, that’s a marker as to whether the player will be considered one of the best Brazilians to ever do it. When healthy he’s among the five best attackers in the world. But how healthy is he? And how much can Richarlison, Vinicius Jr. and company take pressure off the oft-fouled Neymar?

South Korea will have hope that Heung-min Son’s slow tournament is on the upswing after the Tottenham star played well late in delivering the win over Portugal to seal a group stage place. Look out for 26-year-old Napoli center back Min-jae Kim, whose name is dancing through the Premier League transfer rumor mill with renewed vigor following strong performances in Qatar.

Brazil quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 1
World Cup titles: 5 (1958, 1962, 1970, 1994, 2002)
World Cup appearances: 22
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from CONMEBOL (1st place)
Coach: Tite
Key players: Neymar, Thiago Silva, Casemiro, Alisson Becker

South Korea quick facts

Current FIFA world ranking: 28
World Cup titles: 0
World Cup appearances: 10
How they qualified: Qualified automatically from AFC
Coach: Paulo Bento
Key players: Heung-min Son, Young-gwon Kim, In-beom Hwang, Woo-yeong Jeong

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Neymar ruled out after ankle injury – Latest news, updates


Neymar looks likely to miss the rest of the group stage at the World Cup, as the Brazil superstar suffered a nasty ankle injury in their 2-0 win against Serbia.

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The Paris Saint-Germain superstar came off in the second half and pictures taken when he had his right boot and sock off on the sidelines showed that his ankle had severe swelling.

An update from the team doctor of the Brazil national team, Rodrigo Lasmar, has confirmed that both Neymar and right back Danilo will miss the rest of the group stage.

What is the latest?

Here is the full update from Rodrigo Lasmar on Neymar:

“The players Neymar and Danilo started the treatment yesterday (Thursday) immediately after our game. Today (Friday) in the morning they were reassessed and as we had already advanced in yesterday’s interview, through today’s physical assessment we thought it was important to do an image exam, an MRI so that we had more data on the evolution of the two players .

“The scans showed a lateral ligament injury to Neymar’s right ankle along with a small bone swelling. And a medial ligament injury to Danilo’s left ankle. Players remain in treatment. It is very important for us to be very calm, peaceful, this assessment will be carried out daily so that we have information and make the best decisions based on that.

“We can already say that we will not have the two players for our next game, but they remain in treatment with our objective of trying to recover in time for this competition.”

How will this impact Brazil?

Of course, Neymar is Brazil’s talisman and their main man.

But they can get through group stage games against Switzerland and Cameroon without him.

Given their abundance of superstar forwards, the likes of Richarlison, Antony, Gabriel Jesus, Vinicius Jr, Rodyrgo, Raphinha and Gabriel Martinelli will rotate in and out of the team over the next few games.

Neymar is the biggest superstar in this Brazil side but if he rests up and recovers well, having him back fresh and raring to go for the knockout rounds may not be the worst thing in the world.