Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain
UEFA Champions League, 2015
Date: 3rd November, 2015
Kick Off: 19:45 pm BST
Venue: Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid
Live Stream: Watch Real Madrid vs PSG live
Rafael Benitez and Real Madrid will be hoping to open up a comfortable gap at the top of their Champions League group with a win against the French champions Paris Saint-Germain.
Laurent Blanc and his team travel to the Santiago Bernabeu tomorrow for a crunch encounter against the ten times European champions. Both sides are level on points and will battle it out for their status as the group winners.
Both teams have made a spectacular start to the season and are unbeaten in all competitions. Real Madrid have been solid yet unspectacular under new manager Rafa Benitez. The Los Blancos have been outstanding defensively and are yet to concede a single goal in the Champions League.
The same can be said about the away side. Laurent Blanc’s men are unbeaten since January 2015 in all competitions and have been just as impressive defensively. Both sides have kept a clean sheet in all three group games so far.
Real Madrid vs PSG Team News
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez will be delighted with the return of defensive duo Pepe and Sergio Ramos. The pair have missed a few games this season due to injuries and are now training normally with the rest of the squad.
The Los Blancos are still waiting to find out about midfielder Luka Modric and striker Karim Benzema. Both players are set to undergo a late fitness test after sustaining hip and thigh injuries respectively.
However the biggest blow will be the absence of star keeper Keylor Navas. The Real Madrid keeper has been phenomenal this season and is the main reason behind the numerous clean sheets so far.
Navas is set to be replaced with Kiko Casilla after the Costa Rican picked up an injury last week. James Rodriguez and Gareth Bale are set to miss out as well.
As for PSG, Laurent Blanc will be without the South American duo Javier Pastore and centre back Marquinhos.
Both players are definitely ruled out with illness and a hamstring problem. However the away side will be delighted with the return of defender David Luiz. The Brazilian sustained a knee injury during the international break and has missed the last four games for PSG.
Real Madrid vs PSG Starting Lineups
Real Madrid Possible Starting Lineup: Kiko Casilla, Danilo, Sergio Ramos, Rafael Varane, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Isco, Karim Benzema, Cristiano Ronaldo.
Paris Saint-Germain Possible Starting Lineup: Kevin Trapp, Gregory van der Wiel, Serge Aurier, Thiago Silva, Maxwell, Adrien Rabiot, Marco Verratti, Blaise Matuidi, Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani, Lucas Moura.
Real Madrid vs PSG Key Stats
Real Madrid and PSG are yet to concede a single goal in the Champions League this season.
Real Madrid have kept a clean sheet in their last 3 matches against PSG in all competitions.
The last three meetings between these two sides have produced two wins for Real Madrid.
Prediction: Real Madrid 1-0 PSG