Madrid put the pressure on
The Merengues are directly aboard the PSG penalty area, with the support of the public. Out of overwork, Militao even bumps into Kroos in mid-air and has to be treated.
Let’s go to Madrid!
Paris leads 1-0 after the first leg, thanks to an outburst of the last second from Kylian Mbappé. But Paris will have to play another great game to secure a ticket to the quarter-finals and resist the residents of Madrid eager to show their desire and their talent tonight.
Both teams participate
Only a few seconds left before the kick-off of this great return match between Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. Bernabeu wants to believe in his team to rule Europe again.
All Parisians whistled… except Mbappé
When the starting grid of Paris Saint-Germain was announced at the stadium, the names of the Paris players were whistled by the Spanish public. This was especially the case for Lionel Messi. But when the announcer announced Kylian Mbappe, who was coveted by Madrid fans next summer, there was widespread acclaim.
Bernabeu greets Mbappe
Unsurprisingly, Madrid supporters chose to cheer for Kylian Mbappe’s name when the lineups were announced.
OL kicked off the evening
At the moment, Olympique Lyonnais has just scored the first points in the UEFA index of the evening thanks to the victory on the grass of Porto, in the round of 16 of the Europa League, at the end of the tension (0-1, goal from Paqueta).
Benzema approaches Roberto Carlos
The French striker, again a holder tonight, has reached the bar of 500 games played from kick-off with the Merengue. He only needs 24 more to join Roberto Carlos, the record holder among the foreign players.
Ancelotti: ‘Kroos is 100%, Nacho will be left back’
“We will try to give everything because we have to give everything. Duckweed is 100% and will play sentry. Nacho will be the left side. (…) We have to play with intensity and intelligence, be very vigilant,” said Carlo Ancelotti , coach of Real Madrid, in front of Movistar’s cameras.
“We will try to play with intensity, press high. A 1-0 lead is a good result in the 80th minute, I already have the experience of scoring goals at the end! We worked hard to play a good game “We know we played badly in the first leg and now we want to play a great game,” he also said.
The Parisians on the ground
The PSG players warmed up on the Bernabeu lawn, where they were greeted with a few whistles.
Bet one goal ahead
After the first leg and with the new rule for European matches, which no longer takes away goals into account in the event of a draw, PSG’s goal is simple: not to lose. And if the Parisians are one behind after 90 minutes, they have to go through extra time.
Pochettino: “Mbappe is 100%”
Mauricio Pochettino spoke at the Canal+ microphone.
About Mbappé: “He feels good. It was a blow, but it has been forgotten. He feels good, 100% to give everything”.
About the game plan: “The idea is to dominate the game, to force them to play in their half. Of course it will be a different game, the conditions will change in three weeks. But that’s the idea. They will be aggressive from the start. start, but so should we. We have the qualities and the players to play good football.”
On the start of Paredes: “Madrid will be aggressive and try to press a lot. In the last matches they put pressure on the opponent. We expect the same tonight. Therefore we need players who can handle this situation, who feel comfortable with the ball in our half of the pitch, Paredes can bring calm and stability, play well. The ability to handle pressure will be key for us.”
On Donnarumma’s start: “We have two of the best goalkeepers in the world. It is difficult. When you make the decision it is always unfair for one, but it is a choice that has to be made.”
The composition of PSG
Mauricio Pochettino makes just one substitution from the first leg, with Neymar starting in Di Maria’s place. In the middle, Verratti is joined by Danilo and Paredes. As announced a few minutes earlier, Donnarumma will be preferred over Navas.
PSG starting eleven: Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Mendes – Danilo, Paredes, Verratti – Messi, Mbappe, Neymar.
The composition of Real has fallen
No surprise for the composition of Madrid: Carvajal is sidelined and Kroos is a good starter. Valverde replaces Casemiro. No Camavinga.
RMC Sport Info: Donnarumma holder!
It is the Italian who will keep the PSG cages tonight. He was preferred over Keylor Navas.
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The mood is rising in Madrid!
The procession of Parisian supporters will leave the center of Madrid to reach the stadium. The number of supporters has increased slightly. They will be tonight with 2,000 in the Bernabeu.
Rothen: Paris elimination would be catastrophic at all levels
Before the meeting, Jérôme Rothen confided his feelings about this shock and believes that the Parisians will play their season against the Merengues.
How the Mbappe madness gripped Madrid
Brilliant this season and hoped to be Real Madrid’s summer flagship, Kylian Mbappe is arousing high hopes and fans of Madrid are going crazy before seeing him play in Santiago-Bernabéu.
Between his blow in training and doubts about his future, the 23-year-old striker is THE real attraction of this match between Ile-de-France and the Merengues. Each of his facts and gestures is scrutinized, studied and dissected by supporters and the media in France and Spain.
>> Details in our article
Hello and welcome to this live
That’s it, PSG is there. At the foot of the wall, of its European mountain to climb. It’s an evening when the Paris season can turn from mediocre to sublime potential, an evening not to be missed. All eyes will, of course, be on Messi, who has so often turned the Santiago Bernabeu stadium upside down, on Neymar, the performer at intervals, but above all on Kylian Mbappe who could meet his next club in the colors of his future ex Unless of course, the story of a move to Real in the summer, which already seemed set in stone, will not be rewritten. For fun (and to wait), we can do the French masterclass in the first leg on video.
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