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Real Madrid vs PSG: 5 players who will decide the outcome  

Real Madrid host PSG in the round of 16 UEFA Champions League fixture and we take a look at the key players who will affect the game

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Top 5 / Top 10 12 Feb 2018, 10:58 IST
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Real Madrid play PSG in one of the biggest games of the season

The reigning champions host Paris Saint-Germain at Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday in what promises to be one of the most anticipated games of the season. Real Madrid finished in second place, behind Tottenham in group H while PSG finished on top of group B, above second-placed Bayern Munich.

Cristiano Ronaldo warmed up to the contest with a perfect hat-trick against Real Sociedad in the weekend La Liga fixture. Both teams have a star-studded forward line featuring Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr, and Edinson Cavani. It will definitely boil down to who defends well and most important of all, who hold their nerves better.

On that note, let's have a look at the players who will have a big say in the outcome of the round of 16 fixture.

#5 Sergio Ramos (Real Madrid)

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Can he keep Neymar & Co. at bay?

Sergio Ramos is not new to playing in a high-profile contest of this kind. The Spaniard is one of the most successful and experienced defenders in the world right now. He played a stellar role for the Galacticos in their previous Champions League triumphs and is expected to do the same on Wednesday.

The Real Madrid captain will expect a busy night. It is never easy defending against the likes of Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani and Sergio Ramos will be doing the tough job of trying to keep them at bay.

Also, the 31-year-old is a big goal threat from set pieces and it is important for PSG defenders to keep him under check. The Spaniard has scored 70 goals for Real Madrid, an unbelievable number for a centre-back. He will play a huge role on the night.

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