European Champions Real Madrid took the field against PSG with a very much under strength side in their opening friendly game on US Soil as part of international champions cup. PSG struck the early blow in just 2nd minute when Ikone raced through Madrid defense to open the scoring. Thomas Meunier scored twice just before the break to make it 3-0 for PSG while Marcelona’s penalty proved just a consolation goal for Real Madrid.
Paris Saint Germain 3-1 Real Madrid Highlights
[ International Champions Cup 2016 ]
02′ 0 – 1 Nanitamo Ikone scored inside first 2 minutes to put PSG in lead.
35′ 0 – 2 Thomas Meunier making his debut looked in fine form scoring in 35th minute.
40′ 0 – 3 Thomas Meunier made it 3-0 for PSG just before the break
44′ 1 – 3 Marcelo scored from penalty spot to get what proved to be consolation goal.
In the heavyweight clash in Champions League between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain which took place on tuesday night. Real Madrid took the lead in first half through Nacho Fernandez and they managed to hang on to their 1-0 lead throughout the game.
Real Madrid 1-0 PSG Match Highlights
[ UEFA Champions League 2015-16]
35′ 1 – 0 Nacho Fernandez
Paris Saint Germain held Real Madrid for a 0-0 draw but it could have been all different had Ronaldo taken one of the chanches came his way in 90 minutes. Now PSG will visit Madrid in couple of weeks time for the fourth Champions League matchday.
PSG vs Real Madrid Preview: Paris Saint Germain has come alonway in last 6-7 years establishing themselves as consistant team in Champions League. But they have been knocked out in the quarter final stage in last three years and after spending huge money in last few years they are expected go all they way. Real Madrid on the other hand won the champions league couple of years ago and should be on of the favourites to win the competition again this year.
Real Madrid has injury worry about Karim Benzema who might not feature after struggling with hamstring injury which means Benitez is likely to use Ronaldo upfront on his own with Bale and Isco providing support in attack. While Pepe, Carvajal and James Rodriguez are all set to miss out against PSG.
PSG will be without David Luiz who failed to recover from his knee injury but Marco Verrati should be fit to feature tonight alongside Motta. Di Maria, Lucas and Cavani will play in attacking roles behind Ibrahimovic. This is how I expect both teams to lineup.
Match Predictions: This will be a close encounter looking at the recent form of both teams. Madrid under Rafa Benitez is much more compact side unlike previous Real Madrid team who were developed on fast, free flowing football. PSG on the other hand have pace of Lucas, Di Maria and physical presense of Ibrahimovic alongside Cavani. So its all setup for a superb night of football and I cant see either side losing so I am going with a 1-1 draw in this one.
Match Highlighs of this game will be available after the match is over so check back at around 21:00 uk time to get short highlights right after the game while extended footage couple of hours after the match.