This is the big poster of In Round of 16. Rich PSG, looking for their first cup with big ears, came out strong last summer to finally break the spell. In contrast, Real Madrid are aiming for a fourteenth title in the Champions League.
This meeting is also a match within a match. Messi’s against his former best enemy, but also against Mbappe… against his future employer?
Unsure after a thigh injury, Benzema could be ruled out of the match.
This poster will also be the first without the “Away Goal” rule. Decided by UEFA last June, the rule aims to simplify the game. If both teams are tied at the end of home and away matches, the game will go into extra time and a penalty shootout if necessary.
But this isn’t the only event of the PSG-Real evening! At the same time, Kevin De Bruyne and Manchester City will travel to Lisbon to challenge the surprise sprinting.
PSG : Donnarumma – Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes – Danilo. P, Paredes, Veratti – Di Maria, Messi, Mbappe
Real : Courtois – Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy – Modric, Casemiro, Croce – Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius
sporting aden; Gonsalo Inacio, Coates and Matthias Rees; Pedro Porro, Matthias Nunes, Palinha and Ricardo Esgio; Sarabia, Paulinho and Pedro Gonsalves
Manchester City : Ederson, Stones, Dias (c), Laporte, Canelo, Rodrigo, De Bruyne, Bernardo, Mahrez, Foden, Sterling
For her part, Belgian youth Asha Mancunian, who trained at Anderlecht, happens to be on the bench.
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