Paris Saint-Germain full-back Serge Aurier
Tuesday Feb 14, 2017. 10:00
The UEFA Champions League resumes this evening, with Gabon’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Ivorian Serge Aurier set to represent the African continent.
The European competition’s last round gets underway with two first leg fixtures tonight. Aubameyang’s Dortmund will be away to Portuguese giants Benfica at Estadio da Luz, while Serge Aurier’s Paris Saint-Germain host Barcelona at Parc des Princes.
The Gabonese striker has already enjoyed a great campaign in the Champions League, scoring four goals (only Robert Lewandowski, Edinson Cavani and Lionel Messi have managed more in the competition) to see his German team top their group ahead of mighty Real Madrid.
They come up against a Benfica side who scraped through to this stage but boast a number of potent players and look on course to defend their Primeira Liga title in domestic football.
In Paris, Ivory Coast international Aurier will be looking to return to PSG’s first team after missing their 3-0 win over Bordeaux in Ligue 1 this past weekend.
The attack-minded right-back has been linked with a move to Barcelona in the past and this match against the Spanish giants could serve as the perfect opportunity to remind them of his talents.
UEFA Champions League, last 16 first, first leg fixtures - Tuesday 14 February
All times CAT
Benfica v Borussia Dortmund - 21h45
Paris Saint-Germain v Barcelona - 21h45