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Sep 18, 2019 at 8pm UK
PSGParis Saint-Germain
3-0
Real Madrid
Di Maria (14', 33'), Meunier (91')
FT(HT: 2-0)

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How Real Madrid could line up against Paris Saint-Germain

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Ahead of Wednesday's Champions League fixture between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid, Sports Mole looks at how the visitors could line up at the Parc des Princes.
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Real Madrid head to Paris on Wednesday for the opening game of their Champions League campaign this season, targeting a repeat of their win in 2018 that sent the Ligue 1 giants out of the competition.

Coach Zinedine Zidane returns to the scene of his 1998 World Cup win with France following a start to the La Liga season in which the 13-time Champions League winners have won two of their first four matches.

They have remained unbeaten but will be without the ingenuity of Eden Hazard as they look to extend that record within a group that also contains Galatasaray and Club Brugge.

This opener is also a chance for Madrid to banish memories of last season's Champions League, when they were well beaten at home by semi-finalists Ajax in the knockout stages.

Here, Sports Mole looks at how Zidane could set his side up against an injury-hit PSG outfit.




Out: Eden Hazard (thigh), Isco (thigh), Luka Modric (muscle), Federico Valverde (injury), Marco Asensio (knee), Marcelo (neck)

> Click here for Real Madrid's latest injury and suspension news ahead of this match

Hazard finally made his Real Madrid debut on Saturday, coming on for the final 30 minutes against Levante having been out with a thigh injury since the start of the season.

The marquee summer signing from Chelsea is likely to have a pivotal role to play in any success his side have in the later stages of the Champions League this season, but Zidane is not willing to risk him against PSG as he continues his progressive comeback.

That could mean Karim Benzema, the scorer of the opening two goals on Saturday, continues in attack, although Luka Jovic is a dangerous option should Zidane opt for an alternative.

As well as missing the creative talents of Hazard, Isco and Luka Modric, the visitors have suffered a fresh injury blow with the news that left-back Marcelo will be out with a neck injury.

Marcelo's absence gives Ferland Mendy, the France full-back signed from Lyon in the summer, the chance to play on familiar soil.

> Click here to see how PSG could line up for this fixture

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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Liverpool88002061424
2Manchester CityMan City85122791816
3Arsenal84311311215
4Leicester CityLeicester8422147714
5Chelsea84221814414
6Crystal Palace842288014
7Burnley8332119212
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10Bournemouth83231313011
11Wolverhampton WanderersWolves82421111010
12Manchester UnitedMan Utd82339819
13Sheffield UnitedSheff Utd82337709
14Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton8233810-29
15Aston Villa8224131218
16Newcastle UnitedNewcastle8224513-88
17Southampton8215815-77
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