Preview: PSG vs Real Madrid
With Belgian outfit Club Brugge and Turkish side Galatasaray for company, it's quite clear that the battle for top spot in Group A will be between French giants PSG and all-time Champions League winners Real Madrid. The two sides will go toe-to-toe in on matchday one at the Parc des Princes in the first of two crucial games for both teams, but Les Parisiens are facing a huge injury crisis at the moment. Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe are two of the key players missing for the hosts, and they will also have to make do without Neymar due to suspension up front.
PSG come into this game having narrowly beaten bogey side Strasbourg thanks to a late goal from Neymar, and the Brazilian superstar had to endure angry jeers from the PSG fans throughout the game. Naturally, their next opponents will present a much tougher test PSG have historically struggled against Spanish outfits - with just one win in their last nine encounters.
Meanwhile, Real Madrid find themselves in third spot in La Liga after winning two and drawing two matches but are still unbeaten so far this term. Zidane's side survived a rather nervy match against Levante last weekend during which their opponents managed to nearly claw their way back into the game after it seemed like they were firmly in control after going 3-0 up in the first half, and he'll hope his team won't let their concentration levels drop in the same fashion against the champions of Ligue 1.
Match facts: PSG vs Real Madrid
- PSG have won only four of their last 11 UEFA Champions League matches (D2 L5)
- PSG's home record against Spanish visitors is W7 D5 L3
- In addition, Les Parisiens have only won one of their last nine games against Spanish teams
- Real Madrid are unbeaten in their last 11 matches with French clubs (W8 D3)
- Los Blancos have conceded only two goals in their last seven games against French sides
Team news: PSG vs Real Madrid
PSG: As noted earlier, the team's three main attackers - Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar are all unavaliable for this match due to injury (for the first two) and suspension (for Neymar). That being said, PSG have other options to fill in that would make any team jealous, with Argentinian duo Angel Di Maria and Mauro Icardi expected to feature in the starting XI.
Real Madrid: As for the visitors, both Nacho and Sergio Ramos are suspended for this match.
Where to watch PSG vs Real Madrid on September 18, 2019
In the USA, TUDN en Vivo, Univision NOW, TNT USA, B/R Live, Watch TNT, UniMás, and TUDN USA will be showing PSG vs Real Madrid.
Can't make it to the Parc des Princes? Fans in France can follow the game on RMC Sport en direct and RMC Sport 1.
Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+, and Mitele Plus will be showing the match in Spain.
In the UK, tune in to PSG vs Real Madrid on BT Sport Live, BT Sport 2, and BT Sport Ultimate.
Live elsewhere? Here are your options to follow this big clash:
PSG vs Real Madrid Broadcast Information
France: RMC Sport 1, RMC Sport en direct
Germany: SRF zwei, DAZN, TeleClub Sport Live
India: SONY TEN 1 HD, SONY TEN 1, Sony LIV
Indonesia: UseeTV, Vidio, SCTV
Malaysia: beIN Sports Connect Malaysia
Netherlands: Ziggo Sport Voetbal
Nigeria: SuperSport 5 Africa, Canal+ Sport 1 Afrique
Portugal: Eleven Sports 2 Portugal
Spain: Mitele Plus, Movistar Liga de Campeones, Movistar+
Turkey: beIN CONNECT Turkey, beIN Sports 2 Turkey, Digiturk Play
United Kingdom: BT Sport 2, BT Sport Ultimate, BT Sport Live
United States: TUDN USA, B/R Live, Univision NOW, TUDN en Vivo, fuboTV, UniMás, TNT USA, Watch TNT