(LIVE) Champions League: PSG 1-2 (2-5 agg) Real Madrid

FULL TIME!!! It’s PSG 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 agg).

90′ ADDED TIME!!! There will be 4 minutes of added time.

90′ SAVE!!! Areola (PSG) pushes Isco’s strike out for a corner-kick.

STAT!!! 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.

85′ SUBSTITUTION!!! Kylian Mbappé is out for Lassana Diarra (PSG)

82′ SUBSTITUTION!!! Isco replaces Asensiofor Real Madrid

82′ POST!!! Ronaldo (Real Madrid) strikes from Marcelo’s cross, but he sees his effort go off the post.

80′ G-O-A-L!!!!!!! Casemiro puts the visitors in the lead once more with a deflected shot finding its way into the net. PSG 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 agg).

78 YELLOW CARD!!! Sergio Ramos (Madrid) gets a caution.

76′ SUBSTITUTION!!!  (Madrid) Benzema is off for Bale.

76′ SUBSTITUTION!!! Draxler replaces Di Maria for PSG.

72′ SUBSTITUTION!!! Kroos replaces Kovacic for Real Madrid.

71′ G-O-A-L!!! Cavani levels for the hosts and it’s PSG 1-1 Real Madrid (2-4 agg)

69′ POST!!! Asensio latches on to a Marcelo cross, but his low volleyed effort hits the post.

65′ RED CARD!!!! Verratti (PSG) gets his second booking and he has been shown the way out. PSG are down to 10 men.

59′ BLOCKED!!! Asensio (Real Madrid) has a shot blocked.

59′ SUBSTITUTION!!! Pastore (in) – Thiago Motta (out) for PSG.

STAT!!! Real Madrid are unbeaten in their three previous Champions League encounters with Paris SG (W2 D1), conceding only one goal.

51′ G-O-A-L!!! RONALDO nods Real Madrid ahead. It’s PSG 0-1 Real Madrid (1-4 agg)

50′ OVER!!! Cavani slides pass back to Motta on the edge of the box and he strikes at goal on his left foot, only to sky his effort over the bar.

49′ WIDE!!! Real Madrid break and after exchanging passes with Benzema, Mracelo crosses for Ronaldo who directs his nodding wide.

SECOND HALF kicks off….Areola made two great saves from Benzema and Ramos to keep it 0-0 after 45 minutes. He will need to maintain his composure to ensure PSG scale through the round of 16.

FIRST HALF!!!! It’s PSG 0-0 Real Madrid after the first 45 minutes. Benzema blew away three chances for the visitors while Mbappe has been the chief tormentor at the other end. PSG need to score two unreplied goals to dump the defending champions out of the competition as the first leg ended 1-3 in favour of the Spanish giants.

42′ CHANCE!!! Mbappe comes at Real Madrid from the right flank and Navas blocks his shot on goal for a corner-kick.

39′ WIDE!!! Real Madrid’s corner is cleared as far as Carvajal, who sends his volleyed effort wide of the post.

37′ CHANCE!!!! Marcelo (Madrid) locates Benzema with a long pass but the Frenchman had his shot blocked for a corner-kick by PSG Goalkeeper, Areola. It should have been a goal up for the visitors.

33′ CHANCE!!! Di Maria (PSG) dances his way past Marcelo and into the box but his cross across the face of goal is unable to locate any PSG player.

32′ YELLOW CARD!!! Matteo Kovacic (Madrid) is cautioned after bringing Di Maria down on the edge of the box. The free-kick is wasted.

27′ WIDE!!! Mbappe again tries his luck from the left flank of the box but his shot goes well wide of the posts.

STAT!!! Real Madrid have not lost any of their 16 games with Mateo Kovacic in the side in the Champions League (W14 D2).

24′ FREE-KICK!!!! Mbappe (PSG) who has been a potent threat so far this evening is brought down outside the area has he chrges into the visitors’ box. Nothing comes out of wthe free-kick.

19′ YELLOW CARD!!!! Verratti (PSG) has been shown the yellow card for a bad challenge.

17′ CHANCE!!! Lucas Vázquez and Ronaldo exchange passes that splits the PSG defence apart. The ball falls on the path of Benzema who unconvincingly overhit his effort while under pressure.

14′ BLOCKED!!! Mbappe (PSG) cuts in from the flank. He tries to locate Cavani with a final pass but his cross is blocked and it rebounds off the Frenchman for a goalkick.

11′ CHANCE!!! Real Madrid break with Marcelo sending a diagonal pass to Ronaldo on the right flank. He lays it for Benzema to shoot but his effort is blocked for a corner-kick.

8′ BLOCKED!!! Cristiano Ronaldo hits a shot from outside the area but it is blocked for a throw-in.

6′ CLEARED!!! Di Maria (PSG) searches for Cavani with a cross into the box, but Varane head away.

4′ PSG are are dictating the early proceedings.

2′ Free-kick!!! Verratti (PSG) is penalised for a bad foul on Casemiro.

Game on…..

A one minute silence is observed for the late Italian footballer, Davide Astori.

Players are out on the pitch.

STAT!!! Karim Benzema will be the 34th player to reach 100 UEFA Champions League appearances, and the third this season after Arjen Robben and Cesc Fàbregas. He is also only the third Frenchman, following in the footsteps of Thierry Henry (112 matches) and Patrice Evra (108).

PSG XI: 16 A. Areola, 17 Yuri, 5 Marquinhos, 2 Thiago Silva, 32 Dani Alves, 25 A. Rabiot, 8 T. Motta, 6 M. Verratti, 29 K. Mbappé, 9 E. Cavani, 11 Á. Di María

Substitutes: 19 L. Diarra, 23 J. Draxler, 3 P. Kimpembe, 18 G. Lo Celso, 12 T. Meunier, 27 J. Pastore, 1 K. Trapp

Real Madrid XI:
1 K. Navas, 12 Marcelo, 4 Sergio Ramos, 5 R. Varane, 2 Daniel Carvajal, 20 Marco Asensio, 14 Casemiro, 23 M. Kovačić, 17 Lucas Vázquez, 7 Cristiano Ronaldo, 9 K. Benzema

Substitutes: 22 Isco, 11 G. Bale, 13 Kiko Casilla, 6 Nacho, 15 T. Hernández, 8 T. Kroos, 10 L. Modrić

Real Madrid coach, Zinédine Zidane has decided to bench Gareth Bale in the Champions League Round of 16 second leg encounter with PSG tonight.

The famous BBC comprising Karim Benzema, Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo seem to be producing the goods in recent games, but Zidane has decided to start the Wale international from the bench.

Tonight, Zidane has decided to pair Lucas Vázquez, Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema in a three-man attack.

Also, the returning Luka Modric and Toni Kroos could also get a place on the bench as Marco Asensio and Matteo Kovacic take over the middle of the paark.

On the other hand, Unai Emery Etxegoien decided to bring Angel Di Maria into the mix to pair Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe upfront.

Champions Real Madrid are visiting the Parc des Princes as they look to confirm their passage to the quarter-finals of this year’s tournament.


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