|Idrissa Gueye #27||Eden Hazard #7|
|Marquinhos #5||Raphaël Varane #5|
|Presnel Kimpembe #3||Casemiro #14|
|Juan Bernat #14||Toni Kroos #8|
|Ángel Di María #11||Karim Benzema #9|
|Pablo Sarabia #19||Éder Militão #3|
|Marco Verratti #6||Gareth Bale #11|
|Mauro Icardi #18||Daniel Carvajal #2|
|Keylor Navas #1||Thibaut Courtois #13|
|Thiago Silva #2||Ferland Mendy #23|
|Thomas Meunier #12||James Rodríguez #16|
|2018-03-06||Champions League||PSG : Real Madrid||1 : 2|
|2018-02-14||Champions League||Real Madrid : PSG||3 : 1|
|2015-11-03||Champions League||Real Madrid : PSG||1 : 0|
|2015-10-21||Champions League||PSG : Real Madrid||0 : 0|
Paris SG vs Real Madrid should be one of the most unpredictable and interesting games of Round 1 in Champions League, which will be held at Parc des Princes, in Paris. Both teams have a terrible situation with main squad players, as lots of them are injured or suspended. But, we must not forget that these are star clubs, where are a huge bench and a big desire to prove the abilities of younger players. Read our thoughts about this thrilling Paris SG vs Real Madrid UEFA Champions League match, here below.
These teams met last time in Champions League 1/8 Finals during 2017/18 season. Since that time teams had several changes, but the bigest difference should be Cristiano Ronaldo absence. At that moment, Real Madrid won both matches both at home and away. However, Paris SG showed great competition and scored in both games. At Estadio Santiago Bernabéu Real Madrid won 3:1, being behind after Rabiot goal at 33rd minute. At Parc des Princes, Real Madrid won with 2:1 result, but Parisians situation was worsened by Verratti red card. In general, teams showing great football, and it was a big pleasure to watch these meetings. By the way, Real Madrid has never lost against PSG in official matches.
Paris Saint Germain look very strong this season even playing without Neymar. They lost only once against Renne in French Ligue 1. All other matches of the highest French league they won saving the clean sheet. Even losing against Rennes, they stand at 1st place with 2 points difference against the nearest follower. Thirst game of the season was French Super Cup Final against Stade Rennais. Even being behind after a goal at 13th minute, the second half was decisive as Mbappe and Di Maria scored 2 goals and snatched the very important win, becoming France Champions.
Last time, PSG were beaten against Manchester United in Champions League on March. They were knocked out from CL after losing at home against Man United, which played almost without all main squad players. So this disappointing result which deprived them of a chance to fight for the title in the Champions League. After this loss, they don’t lose at home until now.
Unfortunately, PSG will play without several most important players. Kylian Mbappe, Thilo Kehrer, Julian Draxler and Edison Cavani will miss this match due to injuries. Moreover, Neymar has a suspension through sports court until the 23rd of October.
Los Blancos can’t find their best game and lost 4 points in Spanish LaLiga so far. They started perfectly season with 3:1 away win over Celta Vigo, however, played 2 games in a draw against Valladolid at Santiago Bernabeu and Villareal. They facing injury trouble since very first match and until now, as they also will play without several players. Last year, the Real path also ended on early 1/8 Final, as they lost against Ajax at home ground with unexpected 1:4 result. Moreover, they led this round after winning in Amsterdam with a 2:1 result.
In general, the end of last season and the beginning of this does not give much hope. Although the team has superstars that should pull the team to the top, furthermore Zidane returned. In the official game, Real Madrid saved a clean sheet last time in April, playing against Getafe away.
Unfortunately, Marco Asensio, Luka Modric, Isco, Marcelo and Federico Valverde will miss next game due to injuries. Moreover, Sergio Ramos and Nacio are suspended until the 19th of September.
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