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Starting XI: PSG vs Real

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

By David Kappel - Mar 06, 2018 08:30 PM @kappilinho

Paris Saint-Germain need to score at least two goals in order to overturn their 3-1 first-leg defeat against Real Madrid in their UEFA Champions League last-16 tie tonight, but will be without their superstar Neymar – here is how both teams line up.

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UEFA Champions League

Teams: Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid

Date: 6 March 2018

Venue: Parc des Princes

TIme: 9:45pm

The French giants went 1-0 up at the Santiago Bernabeu three weeks ago but Cristiano Ronaldo equalised from the penalty spot on the stroke of half-time before Los Blancos added two late goals to finish the first leg with a comfortable advantage.

However, PSG have lost 3-1 to Real in a first leg before and still managed to turn the tie around. Back in the 1992/93 UEFA Cup quarter-finals, the Madrid club also won their home clash 3-1, but were beaten 4-1 in the return fixture and ultimately eliminated from the competition.

Overall, the two sides have met seven times so far, with Los Blancos winning three games and PSG claiming two victories.

At home, the Ligue 1 leaders are still unbeaten against the Spanish giants, and PSG have also won all their games at the Parc des Princes across all competitions this season.

They need to score at least twice – a 2-0 win would send them through courtesy of the away goal rule, while a 3-1 scoreline would see the tie go to extra-time – in order to launch a comeback and prevent being knocked out at this stage in successive years, after FC Barcelona famously eliminated PSG following arguably the greatest comeback in UCL history last season.

PSG will be without their superstar Neymar, who underwent surgery on his foot injury in Brazil this week, and will reportedly be out for up to three months.

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Here is how both teams will line up:

Paris Saint-Germain: Areola; Alves, Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Yuri; Motta, Rabiot, Verratti; Mbappé, Cavani, Di María.

Real Madrid: Navas; Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Vazquez, Casemiro, Kovacic, Asensio; Ronaldo, Benzema.

Do you think PSG can come back from their 3-1 defeat in the first leg? Have your say in the comments section below.


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Evergreenmessi Joined: 16 Jan 2018
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Evergreenmessi Mar 06, 2018 10:42 PM
@Fizztaz he came for money not playing football he's watching them on grand stand vip or tv he gave up from that 3-1 claiming PSG should go for messi but he got tired of trying to catch messi's shadow now he prefare to follow his shadow rather have the attention of stang up and be counted among the best in europe
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Fizztaz Joined: 24 Jan 2013
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Fizztaz Mar 06, 2018 10:35 PM
Much better display from PSG
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Evergreenmessi Joined: 16 Jan 2018
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Evergreenmessi Mar 06, 2018 10:23 PM
@Munangwangwa no nothing special about his off the ball its just distressing to have good goal score to any team his goals make deference so nothing special players and coaches are not talking about him they talk about goals nowing if you just look at him to score you be hurt by someone else goals hurt & win games but there someone who is able to disorganisin teams from midlefield to defence and score goals in dificult fasion but seem to be easy to him run at players surging in to smaller spaces create one twos and score out of that,diagonal passes, cheaping passes,defence spliting passes dribling players resulting him scoring goals free kicks have become like penalties to him every coach who coaches is not well regarded as the best because they claims he is above other players other say everyone who won things with him its not their hard work its him(messi) who made win
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Fizztaz Joined: 24 Jan 2013
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Fizztaz Mar 06, 2018 10:16 PM
Mbappe?
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Fizztaz Mar 06, 2018 10:13 PM
wish Neymar was available
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skelm@1010 Mar 06, 2018 10:04 PM
Ronaldo is nothing compared to Messi!
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Munangwangwa Mar 06, 2018 09:56 PM
Admit it.. cr7 is a marvel to watch
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Flipping lyf Mar 06, 2018 09:53 PM
Cr7 favourate tournment
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sledge4khosi Joined: 20 Sep 2012
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sledge4khosi Mar 06, 2018 09:43 PM
Wher s modric
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Ben_Stokes_101 Mar 06, 2018 09:36 PM
Psg in trouble...
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115045259 Mar 06, 2018 09:35 PM
@Thobeka Masina need not 2 worry beautiful
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McCokhoba Mar 06, 2018 09:34 PM
Psg
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115045259 Mar 06, 2018 09:34 PM
Faet gaez war not over
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Dumisani@in.com Mar 06, 2018 09:31 PM
Tanx Zidane for not playing Isco, dat is an easy win 4 Madrid.
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Faysal Mar 06, 2018 09:30 PM
And they psg will do that @david cowpel 2-0
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Thobeka Masina Mar 06, 2018 09:29 PM
things are not looking gud for us...no we rely on Ramos,Marcel and Mr Portugal
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@classicman Mar 06, 2018 09:12 PM
haibo wat tha f.... is going on wit Zizoo 2dae.the middle is not strong enough.were is Isco,kroos n modric.lets jst hop this lineup will deliver.i hop wit our even tho i dnt agree wit the coache vandag.
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Atang.44 Mar 06, 2018 09:07 PM
PSG Will be more dangerous without Neymar.
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Ggolide Mar 06, 2018 09:07 PM
With this midfield no Kroos,Modric and Isco I see disaster
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The Ghost himself Mar 06, 2018 09:05 PM
No Modrić, no Kroos, no Isco hehehe we'll see

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