Welcome to SunSport’s coverage of Barcelona versus Paris Saint-Germain, live from the Camp Nou.
Yes, the Champions League is back with a real humdinger! Or should that los jumdinga? Le humdingre, perhaps?
These giants of Spanish and French football meet again in the round of 16 of Europe’s premier competition with the world hoping for a repeat of their sensational tie from four years ago.
Back then, Barcelona overturned a 4-0 first-leg deficit by triumphing 6-1 in the return, becoming the first ever side to progress in the Champions League having trailed by such a huge margin.
Similar heroics from the La Liga side tonight are perhaps unlikely. It’s been a difficult first season in charge for Ronald Koeman with the rumblings regarding Lionel Messi’s future ongoing and engulfing all in Catalonia.
However, Barca have been showing glimpses of their former powers. They have won 11 of their last 13 games in all competitions, and have moved up to third place in their league, eight points behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
PSG are also playing catch up domestically, but trail Lille by just one point in Ligue Un as they pursue a fourth consecutive title.
Yet it’s a first Champions League trophy that the Parisians oil-rich owners really desire, and Mauricio Pochettino is the new man at the helm attempting to realise that dream.
The former Spurs boss will have to navigate his first taste of continental football at his new club without Neymar. The former Barcelona star suffered a groin injury last week and is expected to be out for a month.
Confirmation of tonight’s starting line-ups is imminent with kick-off at the Nou Camp scheduled for 8pm.