Paris Saint-Germain and AC Milan meet at Parc des Princes on Wednesday evening, separated by one point in the Champions League’s “Group of Death.”
The teams meet in the French capital ahead of the reverse fixture in Milan next month, with PSG looking to rebound from a humiliating loss in Group F last time out and Milan looking for their first win.
Paris Saint-Germain were battered by Newcastle United earlier this month, conceding four goals in a Champions League group game for the first time in almost 20 years, as the French champions’ vulnerabilities were exposed time and again at the St James’ Park.
The Ligue 1 club commenced their campaign in the competition with a home triumph against Borussia Dortmund before the defeat to the Magpies. They will be hoping to avoid back-to-back defeats in the competition for the first time since 2004.
Enrique’s men have subsequently won back-to-back league games either side of the international break, most recently defeating Strasbourg 3-0 on Saturday, with Kylian Mbappe opening the scoring with a penalty, and have closed the gap on leaders Monaco to two points.
Milan have only lost three of their 16 Champions League games against French teams, the most recent being the 1993 final against PSG’s close rivals Marseille. This year, they cross the border in desperate need of a win after two 0-0 ties to begin their Group F campaign.
The Rossoneri have now gone four games without scoring in the Champions League, the longest such streak in the club’s European competition history.