Real Madrid vs. PSG lineups for Wednesday’s UEFA Champions League second leg

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Real Madrid welcome PSG Wednesday for the second installment of their UEFA Champions League two-leg Round of 16 series.

PSG currently lead 1-0, courtesy of a last-gasp Kylian Mbappe winning goal in the first leg, setting up a mouthwatering second leg for a place in Europe’s quarterfinals premier competition.

Hosts Real Madrid have recovered well since that loss, winning three La Liga games on the bounce against Alaves, Rayo Vallecano, and Real Sociedad. On the other hand, PSG is in a less impressive run of form, losing two of their three Ligue 1 games in the aftermath of the victory; 3-1 away to Nantes and 1-0 away to Nice last weekend.

In a match between two fairly evenly matched sides, it is set to be a game of tight margins where both sides will fancy their chances to progress further into the competition.

Real Madrid injury news and lineup

Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti will have to make some alterations to his side ahead of the vital game against PSG, with left back Ferland Mendy and central midfielder Casemiro both ruled out due to suspension.

Both players picked up yellow cards in the first leg at the Parc des Princes which means they will not feature on Wednesday. Most likely, David Alaba will shift out to left back with Nacho Fernandez filling in at left central defender. In midfield, Federico Valverde fills in for the bustling Casemiro.

Marcelo was facing a race against time to be fit, since he was restricted to only indoor training on Monday. He makes the bench.

Toni Kroos is in the starting lineup although it was unclear whether he would recover in time from a hamstring issue in time to play a part in the game. Youngster Eduardo Camavingawho would have been the Kroos replacement, will give his time on the bench.

Real Madrid starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 1-Courtois (GK) – 6-Nacho, 4-Alaba, 3-Militao, 2-Carvajal – 8-Kroos, 15-Valverde, 10-Modric – 20-Vinicius Jr., 9-Benzema (capt.), 11 -Asensio

Real Madrid subs (12): 13-Lunin, 12-Marcelo, 5-Vallejo, 19-Ceballos, 17-L. Vazquez, 25-Camavinga, 7-Hazard, 22-Isco, 24-Mariano, 16-Jovic, 18-Bale, 21-Rodrygo

PSG injury news and projected lineup

As for the visitors PSG, Kylian Mbappe starts despite suffering a knock in training on Monday after a rash challenge from teammate Idrissa Gueye.

Sergio Ramos will sit out the second straight match against his former employers due to a calf complaint, though will travel to Madrid to support his new teammates. Midfielder Ander Herrera will not feature in Wednesday’s encounter after failing to recover from conjunctivitis.

Layvin Kurzawa misses out on a place in the matchday squad, and other than that there are no other major concerns to report for PSG. Gianluigi Donnarumma comes back in for Keylor Navas in between the sticks. Idrissa Gueye and Georginio Wijnaldum are both on the bench. It’s not a surprise for the latter, who put in a subpar display at Nice last week.

PSG starting lineup (4-3-3, left to right): 50-Donnarumma (GK) – 25-Mendes, 3-Kimpembe, 5-Marquinhos (capt.), 2-Hakimi – 6-Verratti, 15-Danilo, 8-Paredes – 10-Neymar, 7-Mbappe, 30-Messi

PSG subs (12): 1-Navas, 24-Kehrer, 17-Dagba, 22-Diallo, 18-Wijnaldum, 27-Idrissa Gueye, 38-Michut, 34-Simons, 28-Dina Ebimbe, 23-Draxler, 11-Di Maria, 9-Icardi

How to watch Real Madrid vs PSG

  • Date: Wed, March 9
  • Time: 3 pm ET
  • USA TV channel: CBS, Univision, TUDN
  • USA streaming: fuboTV, Paramount +
  • Canada streaming: DAZN

In the USA the game will be broadcast on CBS (English) and Univision and TUDN (Spanish) and all those channels can be streamed on fuboTV, which is available on a free trial for new users.

Paramount + will also stream the match for subscribers in the USA.

All Champions League matches in Canada are exclusively streamed live and on-demand via DAZN.

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