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PSG vs Real Madrid LIVE: Champions League round-of-16 second leg!

​PSG host Real Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 Champions League tie, with the hosts hoping to overturn a 3-1 defeat from their first leg at the Bernabeu.

Madrid, buoyed by the presence of the 2017/18 Champions League top-scorer, Cristiano Ronaldo (11), will be looking to progress to the quarter finals and mount a charge for their third UCL title in four years. 

PSG have been shaken by the news that the world’s most expensive player, Neymar, has fractured a metatarsal in his right foot, and is expected to be out for the remainder of the season. Angel Di Maria is expected to deputise in his place for the clash against Madrid on Tuesday night. 

PSG are also reportedly confident that centre-back Marquinhos, midfielder Marco Verratti and forwards Kylian Mbappe and Edison Cavani will be ready after minor fitness concerns ahead of the clash.

Follow the match below with our live blog:


Live Updates

2 mins ago

Real Madrid’s fans show their support prior to kick-off

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The scene is set at the Santiago Bernabeu:

11 mins ago

Zinedine Zidane has boldly opted to leave both Luka Modric AND Toni Kroos out of Real Madrid’s starting XI tonight – but Steven Gerrard reckons he understands the Frenchman’s team selection.
Gerrard told BT Sport:
“I think the reason he’s gone with Casemiro and Kovacic is because they’re two ball-winners. They’re going to sit in front of the back four and protect them tonight.
“Then they (Madrid) can use the pace out wide of Vazquez and Asensio out wide to try and support Ronaldo and Benzema.”

18 mins ago

PSG fans gather outside the stadium prior to kick-off

23 mins ago

Ginola: Zidane ‘ideal for PSG’

Former Paris Saint-Germain star David Ginola reckons Unai Emery will be sacked if the club crashes out of the Champions League tonight – and the ex-Spurs man believes the man in the opposite dug-out is the ideal candidate to replace him.
Ginola said:
“Emery will have no excuses left. The Qatari owners will have given him all resources imaginable for him to succeed.
“They have signed Neymar and Mbappe, they have renovated the club’s training facilities; he [Emery] has a lot of people working with him.
“If with all that he cannot achieve [success] then he will have to leave his position. 
“I think Zidane is the man to replace him. He is ideal for coaching PSG.
“Winning the Champions League with PSG should be his next objective. Then he will have time to move on to the French national team.”

31 mins ago

PSG team news

And here is how Les Parisiens line up for tonight’s huge clash at the Parc des Princes:

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Liverpool vs Porto team news

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Real Madrid team news

We’re still waiting on confirmation of PSG’s starting XI…

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Hello and welcome to our LIVE coverage of tonight’s huge Champions League clash between PSG and Real Madrid. 
Los Blancos lead 3-1 going into the second leg in the French capital and Unai Emery’s Ligue 1 leaders have their work cut out to avoid an early exit from the competition.
We’ll also be bringing you goal updates from Liverpool vs Porto. The Reds are already virtually assured of a place in the quarter-finals after winning the first leg 5-0.


Match preview

It’s a big game for…

Cristiano Ronaldo: The top scorer in 2017/18’s Champions League will have a vital role to play in the game against PSG on Tuesday. With 11 goals in the competition so far, this game is a real chance for Ronaldo to add to his goal tally and to cement Madrid’s place in the quarter finals of the competition.

Best stat…

Zinedine Zidane’s side are looking to become the first team since Bayern Munich (1974-1976) to win Europe’s top competition for three years on the trot.

Remember when…

Real Madrid gave a convincing performance in the first-leg, with a resounding 3-1 victory? Re-live the goals below.

Player to watch…

Angel Di Maria. Facing his previous employers, Di Maria certainly has a point to prove when Madrid visit on Tuesday night. Replacing Neymar in the starting line-up, all eyes will be on Di Maria, and he certainly holds the ability to rise to the task on the biggest stage in Europe. 

Past three meetings…

Real Madrid 3 PSG 1, Champions League, February 2018

Real Madrid 1 PSG 3. International Champions Cup, July 2016

Real Madrid 1 PSG 0, Champions League, November 2015

Form guide… 

PSG: WWLWWW

Real Madrid: WWWWLW

Odds…

PSG to win: 23/25

Draw: 16/5

Real Madrid to win: 13/5

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