Paris (March 06, 2018): The defending champion Real Madrid will on Wednesday go into the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 clash against Paris Saint Germain with 3-1 advantage.
Ramos XI will hope to get a win or draw against PSG at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, so as to qualify for the quarter final of the competition.Ronaldo’s team will be focusing on winning the Champions League for three consecutive years. Zidane is expected to have his side in full strength ahead of the clash against PSG. Marcelo is expected to come back for the second leg match.
Real still face lack of depth in the squad with Kroos and Modric in doubts to play.
The La Liga champions have won 4 out of 5 recent league games. They fared pretty well against Getafe and went on to win the match with the score line of 3-1.However, PSG manager, Unai Emery, is facing injury concern over Neymar but he won’t let this injury get in his way to get that vital home victory to defeat Real Madrid. Neymar is suffering from a fractured metatarsal and a sprained ankle, and this is a big blow for PSG.
Angel Di Maria, who is a replacement for the Brazilian, will be motivated to face Real. Centre-back Marquinhos is doubtful to play against Real after picking up an injury in their league game.PSG have not lost a home Champions League Game since 2015. The Parisians are currently unbeaten in their last six league games.
PSG Starting XI (4-3-3):
DEF: Alves (LB), Silva (CB), Kimpembe (CB), Berchiche (RB)
MID: Rabiot (LM), Lo Celso (CM), Verratti (RM)
ATT: Mbappe (LW), Di Maria (RW), Cavani (ST)
Real Madrid Starting XI (4-3-3):
DEF: Carvajal (LB), Varane (CB), Ramos (CB), Marcelo (RB)
MID: Asensio (LM), Isco (CM), Casemiro (RM)
ATT: Bale (RW), Ronaldo (LW), Benzema (ST)
Meanwhile, the kick-off is scheduled for 12:45 am Pakistan Time.