The Spanish coach's season will be judged on whether he can get the French club into at least the Champions League semi-finals for the first time. But PSG is really strong in their home ground as they have just lost one out of 42 games.
The Parisians went ahead on 18 minutes, and deservedly so, when Draxler turned the ball round the corner and won his side a free-kick after being brought down. Bayern's game with Arsenal is fascinating as the German side aren't firing on all cylinders despite their seven-point lead at the top of the Bundesliga. Barcelona have been the most successful team in Europe over the last 10 years with four UEFA Champions League titles, and they dream of another moment of European glory this season. I spent almost three years there.
PSG have just recorded one of the most famous results in the club's history, following a 4-0 drubbing against football giants Barcelona.
"Obviously it's talked about in the dressing room, but each year it's different", said PSG winger Angel di Maria.
Barcelona's Lionel Messi, front, runs with the ball during the Champion's League round of 16, first leg soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Barcelona at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017. His ability to shut down an attack and then instantly start one of his own is remarkable, and was best seen by his involvement in PSG's second goal, scored by Julian Draxler.
Digne's decision to move to the Camp Nou with his career trajectory on the rise was questioned with Spanish worldwide and Catalan native Jordi Alba standing in his way of a regular starting place at left-back.
Barcelona are coming into this match after thrashing Alaves 6-0 on the weekend.
Javier Mascherano (hamstring) is unavailable, while right-back Aleix Vidal could be out for the rest of the season with a badly dislocated ankle.
Elsewhere, the positive news for the PSG boss was the return of Pastore, although the Argentine star will surely start the game against Barcelona on the bench.
They are now staring at a first exit from the competition before the quarter-finals in a decade, unless they can pull off a miraculous escape in the second leg at the Camp Nou next month.
Edinson Cavani has scored six goals in as many games in the Champions League this season, which equals his best tally in the competition (six in 2014-15).