Highlights PSG vs Real Madrid, Champions League R-16, 2nd Leg: Zinedine Zidane's team, Liverpool through to next round

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Highlights PSG vs Real Madrid, Champions League R-16, 2nd Leg: Zinedine Zidane's team, Liverpool through to next round
  • 03:35 (IST)

    Well, that's it from us. Hope you have enjoyed our coverage of the Champions League action. Two teams qualified today for the quarter-final. Real Madrid overcame PSG challenge with 2-1 victory (2-5 aggregate). Jurgen Klopp's Liverpool played out a goalless draw against Porto but they also qualified thanks to their impressive 5-0 victory in the firs leg.  

    We will see you tomorrow again for another set of second leg matches – Tottenham take on Juventus while Manchester City will fight against FC Basel. Until then, you have a good day! 

  • 03:28 (IST)

    Respect! 

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    Oops..

  • 03:23 (IST)

    Hard luck, PSG! 

  • 03:21 (IST)

    Well done! 

  • 03:20 (IST)

    A Champions League quarter-final spot for Liverpool! 

  • 03:16 (IST)

    The stats! 

  • 03:15 (IST)

    What a performance from the defending champions. They have shown the power of experience. Almost all players in the XI are European champions. They made sure they get the job done first time around by beating PSG 3-1. A game where Neymar was playing. Today, they completed the formalities. A compulsory Cristiano Ronaldo goal and Casemiro's deflection effort seal the deal for Real. 

    It was not a bad game for PSG but their quality didn't match up to Real Madrid. 

  • 03:10 (IST)

    PSG 1-2 Real Madrid

    Full-time! It's all over for PSG. Real Madrid are through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool's game against Porto ends 0-0 and they also make the cut to next round.

  • 03:07 (IST)

    PSG doing an Arsenal here. If you know what I mean.

  • 03:03 (IST)

    The knockout man! 

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    Fact alert!

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    Substitution for PSG! 

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    Meanwhile at Anfield, it's still 0-0 with the aggregate reading 5-0 to Liverpool. Jurgen Klopp's team is almost through to the quarter-finals of the tournament

  • 02:57 (IST)

    GOAL! 80' PSG 1-2 Real Madrid

    Casemiro's shot takes big deflection and the ball finds the back of the net. The aggregate is 2-5 in the favour of Real so it's fair to assume that it's all over for PSG. A top performance from Zinedine Zidane's team. 

  • 02:54 (IST)

    Change for Real Madrid! 

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    GOAL!  71' PSG 1-1 Real Madrid

    A scrappy goal from Cavani as PSG level the scoreline. Di Maria's cross finds Thiago Silva as his header hits Sergio Ramos and then on the way, the ball hits Cavani to find the back of the net.

    One more goal and PSG can start hoping, again.

  • 02:42 (IST)

    65' PSG 0-1 Real Madrid

    RED CARD! Marco Verratti is off after receiving second yellow card for going aggressive on referee. PSG's day almost over now. 

  • 02:40 (IST)

    61' PSG 0-1 Real Madrid

    Now PSG need three goals to proceed to the quarter-finals of the tournament. A task that is quickly becoming impossible. Real Madrid, once again, proved that they are a force to reckon with in Champions League. PSG splashed cash left, right and centre with aim to clinch Champions League title but looks like the dream will not be fulfilled this year.

  • 02:34 (IST)

    Whadda player! 

  • 02:27 (IST)

    GOAAAALL! 

    PSG 0-1 Real Madrid

    It's that man again. Cristiano Ronaldo heads the ball to perfection as Real Madrid take lead. Lucas Vazquez's ball from the left found Ronaldo in the middle, who uses his heads to complete the goal. Poor defending from PSG's Dani Alves.

  • 02:26 (IST)

    46' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    Referee stops play as PSG Ultras come out with flames in the stand. All fine now as players get on with the game.  

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    Quite an atmosphere! 

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    45' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    Second-half is underway. Time's running out for PSG as they desperately need goals. Usually, Real Madrid up the ante in the final 45 minutes so it will be interesting to see what they can come up with.  

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    Not much time's left for them. 

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    Spot on! 

  • 02:06 (IST)

    PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    It's half-time as both teams fail to break deadlock despite few lively chances. At Anfield, Liverpool's game against Porto has not seen any goals as well in first 45 minutes.

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    43' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    PSG come up with a good play in the midfield but Di Maria's pass to Cavani is well intercepted by goalkeeper Navas. Seconds later, Mbappe shoots from a tight angle on right, forcing a save from Navas, again.

  • 01:57 (IST)

    38' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    Karim Benzema goes close with a one on one chance against Areola but goalkeeper blocks the shot with his legs. Something's brewing up here.  

  • 01:53 (IST)

    34' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    Yellow card for Mateo Kovacic for a bad foul on Angel Di Maria. Freekick for PSG but Sergio Ramos heads away the ball. PSG looking confident but not coming with anything special.  

  • 01:49 (IST)

    30' LIV 0-0 PORTO

    It has been a dull affair so far at the Anfield though Liverpool went close with Sadio Mane, who smashes the post with a good effort. 

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    Of course! 

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    25' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    PSG wins a freekick in a danger area and Angle Di Maria's shot is deflected towards a corner. Nothing comes out from the corner as well. So far, both the goalkeepers have not been tested. 

  • 01:40 (IST)

    17' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    Real comes close with Sergio Ramos. His flick from a corner is saved well by goalkeeper Areola. Few minutes later, Marco Verratti gets first card of the game . A yellow for a cynical challenge on Casemiro.

  • 01:33 (IST)

    Much is dependent on this guy! 

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    10' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    Looks like Real's game plan for now is to attack on counter. They are happy to defend while trying to setup the attacking front from the right, where Cristiano Ronaldo is hovering.

    Meanwhile, it's also 0-0 at Anfield. 

  • 01:25 (IST)

    5' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    PSG start on a good note. Both teams are settling in but PSG have shown the much-needed urgency. Both teams strive hard to play attacking brand of football so mostly it will not be a dull game, unless Real want to slow it down.

  • 01:18 (IST)

    1' PSG 0-0 Real Madrid

    It's kickoff at the Parc des Princes. There was a minute's silence before the start of the play in memory of Fiorentina captain Davide Astori, who tragically died on Sunday at a young age of 31. 

  • 01:09 (IST)

    It's almost kickoff time. 

    Remember. we bring you regular updates from the PSG vs Real Madrid match. But we will also keep you updated with what's happening in the other match between Liverpool and Porto. 

  • 01:03 (IST)

    As widely reported, PSG will miss Neymar in today's match due to foot injury. It's going to be an Herculean task for PSG to overcomes their rivals. But all hope's not lost. There are quality players in PSG's ranks. The likes of Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Angel Di Maria have the ability to change things around and they also have the advantage of an away goal. They must start good and put pressure on Real Madrid right from the world go. One early goal is what PSG will need. 

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    A legend! 

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    Did you know? 

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    Liverpool starting XI

    Karius, Gomez, Lovren, Matip, Moreno, Henderson, Milner, Can, Lallana, Mane, Firmino

    Subs: Mignolet, Van Dijk, Klavan, Alexander-Arnold, Ox, Salah, Ings

    ​As expected, Salah is on bench for Liverpool along with Van Dijk. Lallana makes a start. 

  • 00:31 (IST)

    Here's PSG's lineup! 

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    Real Madrid's team sheet is out!

  • 00:27 (IST)

    But where's Mohamed Salah?

  • 00:27 (IST)

    In another match tonight, Liverpool take on Porto at the famous Anfield stadium with the English club having a healthy 5-0 lead in the aggregate thanks to their performance in the first leg. It will be interesting to see what combination will manager Jurgen Klopp go with considering they face arch-rivals Manchester United in the weekend game of Premier League. Key Liverpool players might not start today. 

  • 00:20 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to the live coverage of the Champions League Round of 16, second leg match between PSG and Real Madrid. 

    Two-time reigning European champions Real Madrid are in the box seat coming into match at the Parc des Princes, having won 3-1 when the clubs met in Spain last month when talisman Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice.

    PSG will face Real without Neymar, the world's most expensive player missing as he recovers in Brazil following a foot operation.

PSG 1-2 Real Madrid

Full-time! It's all over for PSG. Real Madrid are through to the quarter-finals. Liverpool's game against Porto ends 0-0 and they also make the cut to next round.

Preview: Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid meet on Tuesday in a huge Champions League clash that will make or break both clubs' seasons, with severe consequences for the loser.

File image of Cristiano Ronaldo. AFP

File image of Cristiano Ronaldo. AFP

Two-time reigning European champions Real are in the box seat coming into the round of 16, second leg match at the Parc des Princes, having won 3-1 when the clubs met in Spain last month when Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice.

PSG are up against it, all the more so with Neymar, the world's most expensive player missing as he recovers in Brazil following a foot operation.

But the lavish spending of the Paris club's Qatari owners in recent years means there is enough quality in their squad for them to maintain hope of turning the tie around even without their 222-million-euro ($275 million) talisman.

"This club has had its limits in this competition in the past and now we need to go beyond them to keep on progressing as a club," warned PSG defender Dani Alves, a former Champions League winner with Barcelona.

"We have a unique opportunity to change the history of the club. We need to believe we can do it," the 34-year-old Brazilian said.

Elimination, after PSG had taken the lead in the first leg, would surely hasten the departure of Spanish coach Unai Emery.

He has never completely won over the doubters and has never previously made it past the last 16 in this competition, with the 6-1 humiliation in Barcelona a year ago still fresh in the memory.

End of a cycle?

Out of contract at the end of this season, Emery is relying on big performances from players like Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria, who were both left out in the first leg.

A victory for the hosts in the French capital would be the most significant result for PSG since the Qatari takeover in 2011, after four straight quarter-final eliminations and the collapse in Barcelona in the last 16 a year ago.

But another premature exit would raise questions as to the long-term viability of the Qatar project -- the money spent on Neymar, the 180 million euros committed to signing French starlet Kylian Mbappe and a host of other big transfer fees, was meant to fast-track the club to European glory.

An exit would also see PSG lose out on extra millions on offer for further progress in Europe, money which would help them meet UEFA's financial fair play rules.

"Certain narrow-minded people will no doubt take great pleasure from going back over the investments of last summer," former PSG player David Ginola told Le Parisien newspaper when asked what the reaction would be to a defeat.

"But for now let's leave open the possibility that PSG will make us dream."

There is a precedent for the Parisians overturning a 3-1 deficit against Real, and Ginola remembers it well -- he scored as the French side beat the Spanish giants 4-1 in their UEFA Cup quarter-final second leg in 1993.

It was with a nod to that game that the headline on the cover of sports daily L'Equipe on Tuesday screamed: "To Be Repeated".

Such an exploit would be bad news for Real coach Zinedine Zidane, with the Spanish giants throwing everything into their quest to win a third consecutive Champions League.

They are currently third in La Liga, 15 points behind leaders Barcelona, and are long since out of the Copa del Rey.

Without continued progress in the Champions League, it will be a long couple of months until the end of the season for Real.

"After the game, it's going to be difficult for one of the two teams, but that is football," admitted Zidane, one of France's most celebrated players.

His remarkable record in his first two years in charge at the Bernabeu means sacking him would not be easy for club president Florentino Perez.

However, a first last-16 exit for Madrid since 2010 may signal the end of a cycle.

Ronaldo, who scored his 100th Champions League goal for Real in the first leg, is 33 now and Perez is likely to step up the search for a new megastar signing in the summer, win or lose on Tuesday.


Updated Date: Mar 07, 2018 03:36 AM

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