Just when you had started to forget the misguided choice to make me a moderator, I’m back with a liveblog!
Make sure you read Isaiah’s preview while you drink your pre-match cocktail, and if you’re like me skip out on work early for the match. Alba and Xavi both are passed for fit (or fit enough) and make the starting XI, while Sanchez starts in place of the suspended Pedro. Abidal will keep JDS company in the stands. The starting formation should be interesting – I’m hoping to see Villa in front of Messi, Sanchez on the left, and Alves all up in that right flank but we may see a more traditional 4-3-3. At least Iniesta won’t be on the wing.
Starting XI: Valdes Alves Pique Mascherano Alba Xavi Busquets Iniesta Sanchez Messi Villa
Bench: Pinto, Montoya, Bartra, Song, Cesc, Thiago, Tello
PSG XI: Sirigu Jallet Silva Alex Maxwell Matuidi Beckham Moura Pastore Lavezzi Ibrahimovic
Match starts promptly at 2:45 pm EST, and the liveblog will start as soon as I get hunkered down on my parents couch to watch it (~5-10 minutes before).
*As I will be watching Bayern – Juventus right after, I’m going to have to ask for no spoilers of that match in the liveblog, muchas gracias.