Updated: Wednesday, 19 February 2014 03:26 | By Agence France-Presse

Ibrahimovic leads PSG attack, Sam back for Bayer

Sweden's superstar striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic led a strong Paris Saint-Germain forward line in Tuesday's Champions League last 16, first-leg clash at Bayer Leverkusen.


Ibrahimovic leads PSG attack, Sam back for Bayer

Saint Germain's players including Swedish forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic take part in a training session in Leverkusen, western Germany on February 17, 2014 - by Patrik Stollarz

The 32-year-old Ibrahimovic has scored eight goals in five matches so far in the competition including four in the 5-0 rout of Belgium's RSC Anderlecht in the group stages last October.

Ibrahimovic spearheaded a three-man attack, flanked by Argentina's Ezequiel Lavezzi and Brazil's Lucas for the French league leaders.

Bayer Leverkusen welcome back Germany winger Sidney Sam to their line-up after he was left out of Saturday's 2-1 home league defeat by Schalke as he will join the Royal Blues at the end of the season.

The hosts are looking to bounce back from consecutive home defeats having also suffered a shock 1-0 extra-time defeat against second-division Kaiserslautern in the German Cup quarter-final last Wednesday.

Starting line-ups in the Champions League last 16, first leg match between Bayer Leverkusen and Paris Saint-Germain at the BayArena on Tuesday:

Bayer Leverkusen (4-3-3)

Bernd Leno; Andres Guardado, Omer Toprak, Emir Spahic, Roberto Hilbert; Gonzalo Castro, Simon Rolfes, Lars Bender; Son Heung-Min, Stefan Kiessling, Sidney Sam  

Paris Saint-Germain (4-3-3)

Salvatore Sirigu; Maxwell, Thiago Silva, Alex, Gregory van der Wiel; Blaise Matuidi, Thiago Motta, Marco Verratti; Ezequiel Lavezzi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Lucas 

Referee: Viktor Kassai (HUN)

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