Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain preview, predicted XI, teams news and more
Real Madrid will take on Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday in the UEFA Champions League. The Galacticos have the chance to confirm their qualification with a win against the French giants while Thomas Tuchel’s men will look keep their 100% record intact.
The Galacticos have locked horns six times against the French outfit, winning three in the process while losing twice and drawing once. Their recent match in France resulted in an embarrassing 3-0 loss for the Blancos.
Now, however, Madrid are in better form as they have won 5 out of their last 6 matches while conceding only one goal in the process.
Real Madrid form guide: W W W D W
PSG form guide: W W W L W
For PSG, Marco Verratti is doubtful for the clash against the Spanish giants while Thilo Kehrer, too, in unlikely to be fit. Meanwhile, the Galacticos have four players out injured in the form of James Rodriguez, Lucas Vazquez, Nacho and Marco Asensio.
Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Raphael Varane, Sergio Ramos, Marcelo; Casemiro, Fede Valverde, Toni Kroos; Gareth Bale, Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema
PSG: Keylor Navas; Thomas Meunier, Thiago Silva, Presnel Kimpembe, Juan Bernat; Idrissa Gueye, Marquinhos, Angel di Maria; Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Edinson Cavani
Real Madrid need the win more than PSG, who have already qualified for the next round. However, that doesn’t mean that the French giants will take it easy in this match.
They will have Neymar and Kylian Mbappe in their attack, making them a real threat to the Galacticos path to qualification. Meanwhile, the Merengues have found form after a rocky start to the reason.
The inclusion of Fede Valverde the starting XI has unlocked the best version of both Luka Modric and Toni Kroos. Eden Hazard is also slowly returning to the peak of his powers, which is why we could expect this to be a great clash.Published 24 Nov 2019, 22:48 IST