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Paris Saint-Germain v Bayer Leverkusen factfile

11 Mar 2014 01:32:00

Paris Saint-Germain v Bayer Leverkusen factfile

Factfile on Paris Saint-Germain and Bayer Leverkusen ahead of their Champions League last 16, second leg tie on Tuesday:

Form: PSG are running away with the French Ligue 1 title having opened up an eight-point lead over their only pursuers, Monaco. They also come into this game on the back of a five match winning streak, in which they have scored 16 goals, and unbeaten in nine since a home cup defeat to Montpellier at the end of January. They have been beaten just three times this season, and one of those was in a dead Champions League group stage match away to Benfica when they rested several players having already secured top spot in the pool. Leverkusen's form could not be more different having lost five in a row before they scraped a 1-1 draw at Hannover 96 on Saturday. That dismal five-match losing run began with a 1-0 home defeat in the cup to second division Kaiserslautern. They've also lost eight and won just two of their last 11 matches in all competitions. Their European form hasn't exactly been impressive either, losing their last group stage game 5-0 at home to Manchester United before going down 4-0 in their own stadium against PSG three weeks ago.

Coaches:

Paris Saint-Germain - Laurent Blanc (FRA) 48 yrs

Bayer Leverkusen - Sami Hyypia (FIN) 40 yrs

Leading scorers in all competitions

Paris Saint-Germain - Zlatan Ibrahimovic (38 goals)

Bayer Leverkusen - Stefan Kiessling (14 goals)

Domestic league performance

Paris Saint-Germain - Top of Ligue 1, eight points clear of Monaco

Bayer Leverkusen - Third in Bundesliga, 24 points behind leaders Bayern Munich

Group stage performances:

Paris Saint-Germain - winners of Group C ahead of Olympiakos

Bayer Leverkusen - second in Group A behind Manchester United

European Cup/Champions League best performances:

Paris Saint-Germain - semi-finals 1994/95

Bayer Leverkusen - runners-up 2001/02

Other honours:

Paris Saint-Germain - 3 x French champions, 8 x French Cup winners, 3 x League Cup winners, 1 x Cup Winners' Cup winners

Bayer Leverkusen - 1 x German Cup winners, 1 x UEFA Cup winners

Previous meetings: None


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