Barcelona on Alert: PSG Duo to Bring ‘Unsettling’ Problem, Ex-Coach Says

Paris Saint-Germain will receive a boost to their squad when they travel to Spain to face FC Barcelona in the second leg of the UEFA Champions League quarterfinal tie. Achraf Hakim, who missed the first leg due to suspension, will be back in the starting lineup.

With Hakimi back, former Toulouse manager Philippe Montanier believes it could spell trouble for Barcelona with the Moroccan and Ousmane Dembélé together on the right side. Furthermore, Montanier spotlights the relationship the two players have on the pitch, which could be key for the Ligue 1 side.

“His connection on the right side is unlike any other,” Montanier told Le Parisien (h/t Le10Sport). “Their chemistry, their speed, it’s unsettling for the opposing defenders. Whether it’s through their combination play or their runs, they will bring an added dimension and help Paris qualify.”

A recent report from RMC Sport reveals that the PSG squad feels perfectly capable of reversing the deficit and making a comeback against Barcelona on Tuesday. The club is optimistic about this possibility since the team only trails by one goal. 

Behind the scenes, manager Luis Enrique has been convinced since the start of this tie that the qualification would be decided at the Montjuïc.

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