Laurent Blanc says PSG are unlikely to reach semi-finals of Champions League

Laurent Blanc is under pressure after a poor run of form with PSG sitting third in Ligue 1.
Image: Laurent Blanc: Says PSG have only a 'small chance'

Laurent Blanc says his Paris St Germain side have little chance of overturning a 3-1 deficit when they visit the Nou Camp for the second leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Barcelona on Tuesday.

The Ligue 1 champions were swept aside by Barca last week meaning they must score at least three goals in the return leg to have any chance of making the last four.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Marco Verratti return from suspension for PSG but Thiago Silva joins Thiago Motta on the injury list while David Luiz is also a fitness doubt.

Blanc, who insists he is being realistic over his side's chances of turning the tie around, said: "We have to think that we have to score and I am sure that we will but we have only a small chance to go through.

"We cannot afford to concede goals and that here is practically impossible. We have nothing to lose but will do our best. 

"All the teams that play here in Europe concede at least one. Barcelona have attacking players with incredible talent.

"We have to show that we want to win, show that we are capable of doing it and give a better account of ourselves than in the first match."

But the Frenchman says the game may bring the best out of their talisman Ibrahimovic, adding: "Ibra likes these kinds of games when there is nothing to lose.

"He will help us and I am looking forward to seeing him play. He is very important for us and is training hard each day.  He is in good form."   

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