Dynamo Kiev – Paris Saint-Germain Preview

The visitors need just a draw or better to qualify for the last 16, but face a Ukrainian outfit who have been formidable at home in the Champions League so far

 Champions League - Paris Saint Germain vs Dynamo Kiev (Ibrahimovic)

Dynamo Kiev coach Oleg Blokhin will recall the likes of Denys Garmash and Maxym Koval for the visit of Paris Saint-Germain to the Olympic Stadium on Wednesday evening.

The duo were rested in the 1-0 defeat to Metalurg Donetsk at the weekend, leaving the capital side further adrift of Shakhtar Donetsk at the top of the domestic league. Ironically, Blokhin could well name the same 11 players that lost 4-1 to PSG on matchday one, though Marco Ruben and Ognjen Vukojevic could be contention for starting berths.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side head east without a number of players including star winger Jeremy Menez. The 25-year-old sits out the game, having limped off in the shock 1-2 defeat to Stade Rennais in Ligue 1 at the weekend.

Christophe Jallet has still not recovered from the injury that forced him out of the international friendlies last week, with the captain joining Kevin Gameiro, Thiago Motta and Mathieu Bodmer on the sidelines. Zlatan Ibrahimovic returns from suspension, for the first game after his four-goal haul against England, having notched four assists in his last outing for les Parisiens - in the 4-0 win over Dinamo Zagreb. Marco Verratti (rested) and Mamadou Sakho (suspension) will also make their comebacks.