PSG PSG Mbappé (90+4)
1-0 FT
3-2
UEFA Champions League Round of 16
Feb 15, 2022 KO: 20:00

PSG - Real Madrid

Parc des Princes Paris
Referee: Daniele Orsato
Mbappé 90+4  

Match preview

Benzema a doubt? How Real Madrid could line up against PSG in Champions League

Carlo Ancelotti and his Real Madrid side will be sweating over the fitness of Karim Benzema ahead of their European tie against PSG

Real Madrid will have to be at their absolute best if they hope to take something from Tuesday night’s Champions League clash with Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League Last 16.

Carlo Ancelotti’s side have been on a poor run of form lately, with just one win from their last four games and a drab 0-0 draw with Villarreal at the weekend suggesting Los Blancos aren’t exactly firing on all cylinders.

And, most worryingly of all, Madrid are still waiting to see if their most important player will be able to start on Tuesday.

In defence, the Spanish giants are likely to welcome back Ferland Mendy at left-back. The defender returned to training on Sunday and should be able to start. In the centre the club should start with David Alaba and Eder Militao and then Daniel Carvajal on the right.

Luckily for Ancelotti’s side, their evergreen midfield of Casemiro, Luka Modric and Toni Kroos should all be in perfect health for the clash in a match that Madrid will be heavily relying on their experience.

Up front Asensio should start on the right and Vinicius Jr will likely take up his normal spot on the left, but question marks remain over Karim Benzema’s status ahead of the game.

The France international is reportedly not quite fit enough, despite taking part in training on Sunday. However, Ancelotti may still start the striker on Tuesday and see how long he lasts.

How Real Madrid could line up against PSG

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  Average Match Rating  
7.4
  Home  
7.7
6.9
  Away  
7.0
7.1
  Total  
7.3

Match statistics

PSG
Statistics
Real Madrid
Games Played
20
20
 
Results
 
Wins
12
15
Draws
6
3
Losses
2
2
 
Goals Scoring
 
Goals Scored
42
37
Goals Per Game
2.10
1.85
More > 2.5 Goals
11
10
More > 3 Goals
8
5
Scored First in a Match
11
13
Scored Both Halves
9
9
Won More > 1 Goal
9
8
 
Other
 
Goals Conceded
14
13
Did Not Score
3
4
Both Teams Scored
11
9
Kept Clean Sheet
9
9
Won Without Conceding
6
7
Games Played
20
20
 
Possession
 
Touches
832
817
Possession
62
62
Passes
656
638
 
Attacking
 
Total Shots
15
17
Shots on Target
5.53
6.50
Goals out of Shots
0.15
0.12
Crosses
13
14
Offsides
2.82
2.65
Penalties
0.20
0.15
 
Defensive
 
Clean Sheets
0.45
0.45
Tackles Won
8.79
8.43
Clearances
10
15
Interceptions
8.14
7.93
Own Goals
0.00
0.00
Aerials Won
7.64
11
Total Shots Conceded
12
12
Shots on Target Conceded
4.05
3.89
Goals out of Shots Conceded
0.05
0.08
 
Discipline
 
Fouls
9.26
9.85
Yellow Cards
1.80
1.85
Red Cards
0.10
0.10

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