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Champions League Fantasy Tips: Real Madrid vs PSG – Team News, Probable Starting XIs and More

PSG come into the second leg with narrow 1-0 advantage, courtesy Kylian Mbappe's heroics in dying moments of first leg.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 9 March 2022 12:13 pm

Match Details

Date: 10 March 2022

Time: 1:30 AM IST

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu, Spain

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Preview

After Kylian Mbappe’s late goal gave PSG a 1-0 win in first leg over Real Madrid, the stage is now set for the all-important second leg in Spain. There is only one goal separating the two sides with 90 minutes left, which means that the tie is still very widely open. With a place in quarter-finals of Champions League up for grabs and some big stars in action, who will prevail? It is going to be one of the matches of season and fans can expect a thrilling game of football between Real Madrid and PSG.

Team News

Real Madrid: Casemiro and Ferland Mendy won’t be available for selection as they have been suspended for this clash for receiving their third yellow card of competition in previous leg. Meanwhile, Toni Kross has been suffering from hamstring problem and is 50-50 for this match.

Paris Saint-Germain: While Achraf Hakimi is expected to return to side, Sergio Ramos might continue to stay out because of fitness issues. Ander Herrera is also a doubtful starter against Real Madrid having been suffering from a muscular problem and an eye infection.

Analysis

Thibaut Courtois has been a rock at goal for Real Madrid this season and with the match being played at Santiago Bernaneu, he is expected to come up with another brilliant performance in front of home fans. The centre-backs of both sides will be key in this match and all of them have the ability to chip in with a crucial goal as well, which makes their inclusion in your side an important factor.

Marco Verratti, Neymar and Luka Modric will be the midfielders to watch out for but all eyes will be on the four star strikers who will have the onus to change the game. While Karim Benzema will be key for Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe will be hoping to repeat what he did in first leg. However, one cannot rule out Lionel Messi and Vinicius Jr from putting up a show as well.

Probable Starting XIs

Real Madrid: Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Marcelo; Eduardo Camavinga, Fede Valverde, Luka Modric; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Paris Saint-Germain: Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Danilo Pereira, Idrissa Gueye, Marco Verratti; Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar Jr

Key Players

Team 1

Team 2

Best 14

GK: Thibaut Courtois, Gianluigi Donnarumma

Def: Eder Militao, David Alaba, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe

Mid: Marco Verratti, Neymar, Luka Modric, Fede Valverde

ST: Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Jr

Disclaimer: The fantasy tips and facts expressed within this article are personal opinions of the author. They do not reflect the views of SportsTiger. It is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

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