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NEED TO KNOW: Key info, quotes and injury news

NEED TO KNOW: Key info, quotes and injury news

Everything you need to know ahead of City's UEFA Champions League quarter final first leg...

Vital stats:

Match: PSG (1st in Ligue 1)City (4th in Premier League)

Competition: UEFA Champions League, quarter final first leg

Date and time: Wednesday 6 April, 7.45pm (GMT)

Referee: Robert Madeley

Last (only) meeting: City 0-0 PSG, 3 December 2008

Head to head record:

Matches: 1

PSG wins:

City wins: 0

Draws: 1

Form:

PSG: WDWWLW

City: LWDDLW

Tickets: Sold out

Key Quotes

Samir Nasri: ""Despite all the respect I have for PSG, you say to yourself that they're beatable. I was at the Chelsea match at the Parc des Princes and Chelsea had chances. We'll have some too. If Kun has a good day, he can do damage."

Jesus Navas: "We’re full of hope and full of desire and we can’t wait for the games to come around. It’s really nice to be part of this experience and part of this team that has achieved it. It’s all about going step-by-step and hopefully with a good performance in this round who knows where we can get to.”

Laurent Blanc: "I do not know if it is an advantage or an inconvenience to host the first match but we must not concede goals. It will be a great match, with great intensity. We have prepared ourselves for two very difficult and delicate matches. And very tight ones."

Zlatan Ibrahimovic: "They are a good team, a very good team. They have had a lot of success in the years since the project began and they have fantastic individual players. I played with Yaya Touré [at Barcelona]. I like him, I like him a lot. And then you have [David] Silva, [Sergio] Agüero – the whole team is strong. You don't watch out for one [particular player], you need to watch out for the team."

Maxwell: "“Aguero is magnificent, I love him as a player. He’s like Romario from Brazil, we must not give him any space. We want to go through; we will do everything to qualify. In a match like this, it’s dangerous to be optimistic. We must remain grounded.”

Injuries

PSG: Verratti, Pastore

City: Kompany, Sterling, Toure

Suspended if booked

PSG: Aurier, Ibrahimović, Matuidi, David Luiz, Verratti

City: Otamendi

Further Reading

Jesus Navas preview

Ali Benarbia guest column

Open Training Report

Laurent Blanc press conference

PSG v Nice: Last match

City v PSG 2008: Where are they now?

Played for both - Weah

I Am Zlatan: Ten best quotes

Global City: TV Listings

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