PSG vs Real Madrid LIVE: Lionel Messi penalty SAVED by Thibaut Courtois after Kylian Mbappe was knocked down in huge Champions League heavyweight clash in Round of 16 first leg
- Paris Saint-Germain host Real Madrid in the Champions League Round of 16
- All eyes will be on PSG striker Kylian Mbappe amid Real Madrid interest in him
- Both teams aspire to the title and the first leg could be close
- PSG XI: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Paredes, Danilo Pereira, Verratti; Di Maria, Messi, Mbappe
- REAL MADRID XI: Courtois; Carvajal, Militao, Alaba, Mendy; Casemiro Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jnr
- READ: PSG special report on French side’s rise to world power
- Latest Champions League news including live action and results
The Champions League is back and what a tantalizing clash awaits us to kick off the first leg of the Round of 16 with Real Madrid taking on Paris Saint-Germain in the French capital.
All eyes – from benches and boardrooms – will be on PSG striker Kylian Mbappe, a player who is set to end up at Real Madrid when his contract expires at the end of this season.
For now, he wears the colors of PSG and he will look to put a stop to the title ambitions of his likely next employer with a winning match at the Parc des Princes tonight.
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