To sit back and enjoy. This Wednesday, Real Madrid will try to turn history upside down when they host the fearsome Paris Saint-Germain for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League round of 16 . After the 1-0 in favor of the Parisians , Messi and company, who are already in Madrid, will try to repeat the great performance they had in the Parc des Princes on February 15. Next, I lived the entire preview of a match that promises a very high voltage.
How do they get there?
Both leaders of their respective Leagues are going through different times. Real Madrid is solid in LaLiga , which has him as the only pointer eight points behind the escort. They have won four of their last five matches and over time, Ancelotti seems to be finding the way the team works.
For its part, Paris Saint-Germain does not finish convincing and has a great debt in terms of the game . One of his best versions since the arrival of Lionel Messi was precisely the 1-0 against Madrid at the Parc des Princes. Will it be strong again in important games?
Despite having missed a penalty in the first leg , PSG will have among its ranks the best in the world, who knows very well the stadium where the rematch will be played. In 22 visits with Barcelona, he won 12, drew three and lost seven.
Mauricio Pochettino will be able to count Achraf Hakimi and Leandro Paredes among those summoned, both recovered from muscular discomfort, however, Ander Herrera and Layvin Kurzawa will not be able to play , both injured. Nor will Sergio Ramos be part of the game . Kylian Mbappé remains unknown due to a blow he received during training that has the coaching staff on edge, although it is believed that he would arrive at the match without problems.
Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Idrissa Gueye, Danilo Pereira or Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti; Lionel Messi, Ángel Di María or Kylian Mbappé and Neymar.
On the Real Madrid side, Carlo Ancelotti will be without the Brazilian Casemiro due to suspension, while the presence of Toni Kroos is not certain due to a hamstring injury.
The 11 from Real Madrid:
Thibaut Courtois; Daniel Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Marcelo; Luka Modric, Federico Valverde, Toni Kroos or Eduardo Camavinga; Eden Hazard, Karim Benzema and Vinicius Jr.
Day, time and TV of Real Madrid – PSG
The match corresponding to the second leg of the Champions League round of 16 will be played this Wednesday, March 9, from 5:00 p.m. at the renovated Santiago Bernabéu . You will be able to see it live on ESPN and through the Star+ platform. Also, as usual, you will be able to follow the minute by minute here, in Olé.
The one in charge of dispensing justice will be the 39-year-old Dutchman, Danny Makkelie, with whom neither team knows defeat. Makkelie, moreover, tends to be permissive: in 34 games of charge in Europe’s top club competition, he showed an average of 3.41 yellow cards per game.