One of the season's key games and a contest that will determine whether the team remain in the Champions League is upon us. Tonight sees Real Madrid entertain PSG in the return leg of the sides' round-of-16 tie in Europe's elite club competition and the hosts are fully focused on claiming victory to turn the tie around (9pm CET). The fans' support will play a vital role in a showdown like this, in which a place in the quarter-final draw will be decided at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The team is well used to playing these types of games. However, it's very important that the madridistas adopt a confident approach as they seek to win by a two-goal margin in order to progress. Should Madrid run out 1-0 winners, the encounter would go to extra time.
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“We’re going to produce a performance the fans want to see,” insisted Carlo Ancelotti in his pre-match press conference, where he was joined by Modrić, who declared that: “The Bernabéu will play a very important role”. Casemiro and Mendy are ruled out through suspension in a squad list in which the Italian coach is able to call on all of the rest of the available members of the squad.
Form ahead of game
This bout has been earmarked in the diary for months. Real Madrid and PSG head into the game in contrasting form. Whilst our team eased to a 4-1 win over Real Sociedad last time out courtesy of a sublime performance, the Paris-based outfit slipped to a 1-0 away defeat to Nice after conceding a goal from a free-kick with two minutes remaining. Danny Makkelie will be the man in the middle for this, the most attractive fixture across the Champions League matchday.