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Starting XI: Real v PSG

Starting XI: Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain, UEFA Champions League

By David Kappel - Feb 14, 2018 08:34 PM @kappilinho

Cristiano Ronaldo, Neymar, Zinedine Zidane, Kylian Mbappe could all write subplots in the UEFA Champions League clash of the week between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain – here is how both teams line up.

UEFA Champions League

Teams: Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain

Date: 14 February 2018

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu

Both teams have met twice in the knockout stages of European competitions and PSG knocked Real out on both occasions – back in 1992/93 in the UEFA Cup quarter-finals and a year later in the European Cup Winner’s Cup.

However, the last time the two European giants met was in the Champions League group stage in 2015/16 when they drew 0-0 in Paris, while Real beat PSG 1-0 in Spain.

Real will be looking to reach the UCL quarter-finals for the eighth successive year, having last been knocked out at this stage in 2010. The home side have won 33 of their last 39 UCL home clashes, losing just one – a 4-3 defeat against Schalke in 2014/15.

PSG, meanwhile, will hope to forget last season’s round of 16 exit when they beat FC Barcelona 4-0 at home but lost the second leg 6-1 at the Camp Nou.

The French giants have won seven of their last 12 away games in the competition, with their 3-1 loss at Bayern Muncih in the last group stage match particularly worrying for Unai Emery’s side, who have hardly been tested in Ligue 1.

All eyes will be on Ronaldo, who is yet to score against the French giants, while PSG will hope Neymar can continue his inspired form that has seen him score 28 goals and assisting in another 16 in just 27 games.  

Read: Reports: Why Ronaldo Waved Finger At Real Fans

Here’s how both teams line up:

Real Madrid: Navas, Nacho, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Modric, Kroos, Casemiro, Isco, Benzema, Ronaldo.

Paris Saint-Germain: Areola; Dani Alves, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Yuri; Rabiot, Lo Celso, Verratti; Mbappe, Cavani, Neymar.

Who do you think will win the first clash tonight? Have your say in the comments section below. 


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Dumisani@in.com Joined: 18 Jun 2017
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Dumisani@in.com Feb 15, 2018 08:28 AM
Barcow supportes they still hurting to see Neyma play's for anada team. They keep on scrutinizing him for everything? Neyma is jst gud man weda u like it or not
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SorayaAlexander Feb 15, 2018 07:07 AM
After all the likes and dislikes let just be realistic Ronaldo will always be a legend he is simply the best give the guy the medal well done real Madrid
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Michaeltshigama Feb 14, 2018 11:16 PM
CR7 will score the winning goal
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Michaeltshigama Feb 14, 2018 11:16 PM
It's not over coz i see Madrid winning this one coz Neymar is selfish
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Michaeltshigama Feb 14, 2018 11:14 PM
@SL_hated_donkey, sho brayaka n i don't know why they're behaving like teenagers n here coz this site is only for futbal n I'm over the moon that Msholozi is gone
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morrieson Feb 14, 2018 10:38 PM
Psg will win the game
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NHLANHLA1 Feb 14, 2018 10:38 PM
Lol
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Nick#10 Feb 14, 2018 10:33 PM
Mxm some defenders act like amateurs yaz
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Golden Boots Feb 14, 2018 10:33 PM
And then you wonder why they call this cow Penaldo?
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malindi de bucs fan Feb 14, 2018 10:30 PM
mxm useless defender
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 14, 2018 10:25 PM
Kwaaaaaaaa rapenaldo
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Golden Boots Feb 14, 2018 10:19 PM
Cownaldo has cost Madrid here now
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malindi de bucs fan Feb 14, 2018 10:18 PM
goal
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Nick#10 Feb 14, 2018 10:18 PM
Penaldo out!!
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SL_hated_donkey Feb 14, 2018 10:15 PM
Neymar is too wasteful. Soon he will start diving.
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Myaka weliPhefeni Feb 14, 2018 10:15 PM
Selfish neymar why his not gv Rabio or Mbappe to score mxm this guy is gonna cost PSG
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Golden Boots Feb 14, 2018 10:14 PM
Hawu Cownaldo t? One on one with the keeper?
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Michaeltshigama Feb 14, 2018 10:12 PM
CR7 will rise to the occasion as usual coz he likes to make some miracles in big games n i don't see PSG winning against Real
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Michaeltshigama Feb 14, 2018 10:11 PM
@bozzha, there's no need for insulting n using vulgar words here n more especially about our parents, guys pls
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SL_hated_donkey Feb 14, 2018 10:10 PM
@Michaeltshigama Tell these village boys to stop turning this site into Mxit.

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