Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain LIVE commentary and team news: Key Champions League clash – kick-off time, latest news and how to follow


Real Madrid host Paris Saint-Germain in a Champions League last 16 blockbuster tonight and it will be live on talkSPORT.

Real welcome PSG to the Santiago Bernabeu tonight, looking to overturn the 1-0 first leg deficit.

Mbappé’s magical moment gave PSG the advantage over Real
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Kylian Mbappe produced a moment of late-game magic in Paris to give Mauricio Pochettino’s side a slim advantage.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side were quite poor in the first leg and created almost nothing.

In fact, they only had three shots the whole game and had to thank Thibaut Courtois for making sure they weren’t further behind.

The former Chelsea goalkeeper deprived Lionel Messi of the penalty spot and made several other saves.

It is now up to Real to come out and impose their authority on PSG in front of a demanding home crowd, so it should be an exciting encounter as both teams seek to progress to the quarter-finals.

Real Madrid v PSG: talkSPORT coverage

This Champions League game will take place at the Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday March 9 and will begin at 8 p.m.

The game will be live on talkSPORT with coverage scheduled to start at 7pm with Adrian Durham.

Commentary will come from Jim Proudfoot and former Republic of Ireland midfielder Andy Townsend.

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Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain LIVE commentary and team news: Key Champions League clash - kick-off time, latest news and how to follow
Real have won three of their seven meetings with PSG
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Real Madrid vs PSG: team news

The hosts will be without Casmeiro and Ferland Mendy as they are both banned after receiving their third yellow card in the tournament.

However, there is better news in midfield as Toni Kroos is in the squad, despite missing Saturday’s game against Real Sociedad with a hamstring problem.

Federico Valverde has also been included in Ancelotti’s ranks after missing the game at the weekend through illness.

Marcelo received a slight knock against Sociedad but he was also selected in Real’s squad.

There will be no emotional return to Real for Sergio Ramos, with the 35-year-old missing the game with a calf injury.

Pochettino is also unable to call on Layvin Kurzawa due to a similar issue.

However, there is better news for the away team with Kylian Mbappe expected to be fit, despite suffering a knock in training on Monday.

The 23-year-old was replaced by Idrissa Gana Gueye, but PSG confirmed in a statement that Mbappe is expected to be fine.

Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Leandro Paredes are also back in the squad.

Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain LIVE commentary and team news: Key Champions League clash - kick-off time, latest news and how to follow
Kroos is fit and ready to be selected by Real Madrid
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Real Madrid v PSG: what has been said?

Carlo Ancelotti said: “I know exactly what the Bernabeu looks like and we are even more motivated.

“We are preparing for the game now. Everyone is motivated and it is obvious from the coach’s point of view that it is important to be aware of the atmosphere to avoid it being too nervous.

“These players are used to games like this. We came out of the Real Sociedad game feeling much stronger.

“Everything went well and we are very excited, impatient and motivated.”

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