UEFA Champions League 2019-20, Real Madrid vs PSG: Recapping the last 3 meetings between the two clubs
Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain met for the 5th time in the Champions League when the 13-time champions traveled to the French capital for their 2019-20 opener. Much to the dismay of the Madrid faithful though, the Spanish team suffered a chastening 3-0 loss.
Real then stuttered to a 2-2 home draw against Club Brugge in their next game before registering back-to-back wins over Galatasaray to go second in the group.
Meanwhile, PSG built on their opening day success against Madrid with a victory at Galatasaray before away and home wins over Brugge in their next two games. They are one of only two clubs (Bayern Munich being the other) to have won on all four Matchdays of the 2019-20 Champions League.
The French champions, one of six unbeaten teams in this season's competition, are the only team in the Champions League this season to have kept a clean sheet in all of their four group-stage games.
PSG have already qualified for the Round of 16, and need to avoid a defeat at the Bernabeu to seal top place in the group. On the other hand their Matchday 5 hosts, without having to bother about results elsewhere, will join them in the knockout round if they beat the French team.
On the cusp of PSG taking on Real Madrid on the fifth Matchday of the 2019-20 UEFA Champions League, let us re-live the two clubs' last three meetings in the competition.
#3 2019-20 Group Stage: PSG 3-0 Real Madrid
With Zinedine Zidane back at the helm, a rejuvenated Madrid traveled to Paris for their first group game of the 2019-20 Champions League.
But former Madrid man Angel di Maria turned out to be the scourge of the record 13-time champions on the night. The Argentinian striker's first Champions League brace in over two years sank his previous employers.
Di Maria opened the scoring after 14 minutes, and a superb curling effort on the half-hour mark provided Thomas Tuchel's men with a healthy two-goal advantage.
Madrid struggled to carve out clear-cut scoring opportunities in the second half. After Gareth Bale had a goal ruled out due to a handball in the build-up, PSG rubbed salt into Madrid's wounds with a third in injury time.
Thomas Meunier turned in Juan Bernat's cross, which rubber-stamped a convincing rout. The result marked PSG's first win in five attempts over Real Madrid.