Today we will see the match between two football giants. Real Madrid is back in the Champions League as they have been knocked out from last year 1/8 finale by Ajax. By that time Real Madrid coach was Santiago Solari, so Zidane is not responsible for that disaster result.
On the other hand, PSG also had a bad season last year. Di Maria and co. won the first match at Old Trafford but could not use the advantage in Paris. Manchester United scored three goals without conceding in Paris, so the English side eliminated PSG.
Paris will host a match between two football giants
PSG and Real Madrid had lots of games in previous years. Both teams were in the same group two years ago when Real Madrid won third consecutive Champions League trophy. Also, PSG met Real Madrid in 1/8 finals when Neymar joined Parisians, and Real Madrid won that tie. Real Madrid won both games during the knockout stage, 3-1 at home and 2-0 in Paris.
Cristiano Ronaldo was always a decisive player in the Champions League for Real Madrid. After forward’s departure, Los Merengues have a serious problem with goals. The club creates lots of chances but couldn’t convert into the goals. Ronaldo was scoring up to 50 goals per season for Real Madrid, so no one could fill the gap after his departure.
PSG without deadly attack
Mbappe and Cavani have injuries, so they are out for a few weeks already. Tuchel can’t get help from forwards, but he was hoping for Neymar return. As it seems, Uefa gave suspension to Neymar because of his posts on social media. After a loss against Manchester United in Paris, Brazilian winger wrote a message criticizing referees. Uefa reduced his suspension from three to two matches, but he can’t help PSG tonight.
Real Madrid injury updates
Eden Hazard is back from injury. Belgian player got 30 minutes from Zidane on Saturday against Levante. Hazard played a great match and is ready for PSG clash. Zidane met with journalists and talked about injury updates. Frenchman is afraid of injury relapse for Hazard, and he said that Belgian wouldn’t be given full 90 minutes to play.
What we can expect tonight
Today we will see the true clash between Real Madrid and PSG. Both teams had a problematic season last year. PSG and Real Madrid, both were eliminated with a shame. Real Madrid lost the game against Ajax 1-4 in Spain, and PSG lost 0-3 in Paris. So, it was a shameful and painful season for both teams. Today clubs will try to increase self-belief by winning the game.