Real Madrid v PSG: UCL Match Preview

Real Madrid take on Paris Saint-Germain in last 16 clash at the Bernabeu.

Cavani: “I believe it is unnecessary that a club like PSG has the obligation to win the Champions League at all costs, regardless of their signings.

He added: “I think there is a story, a myth, created around the Champions League. Of course, it is the greatest of all competitions but for me, the league is very important – it is the result of a whole year’s work.

“This game at the Bernabeu is another step in the growth of the club in recent years. We want to be better each year and continue to grow with the club.”

Real Madrid will be without full-back Dani Carvajal through suspension, meaning Raphael Varane could play on the right of defence with Nacho partnering Sergio Ramos in the centre. Jesus Vallejo and Dani Ceballos are also set to miss out through injury while Zidane will have to make a call on whether to start Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo as a front three.

Former Real midfielder Lassana Diarra is set to start in his place behind the star-studded front three of Neymar, Cavani and Kylian Mbappe.

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  • PSG have eliminated Real Madrid in their two previous knockout encounters (1992/93 UEFA Cup, 1993/94 Cup Winners Cup), both times in the quarter-finals.
  • Under Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid have won 10 of their 14 Champions League knockout games (D2 L2), lifting the trophy twice in as many seasons. As part of this run, they’ve won all six of their games at the Bernabeu.
  • Real Madrid have reached the semi-finals in each of the last seven Champions League campaigns, also a record run in the history of the competition.
  • Last season, Real Madrid became the first team since Inter Milan in 2010 to win the Champions League after having finished second in their group.
  • PSG scored 25 goals in this season’s group stages, a record in the group phase of the competition.

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    Feb 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm

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