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Real Madrid acquire Paris in heavyweight showdown

  • January 16, 2018

Two of Europe’s large guns come face to face during a Santiago Bernabéu in a turn of 16 as Real Madrid CF’s bid to win 3 UEFA Champions League titles in a quarrel comes underneath hazard from Paris Saint-Germain.

• Madrid finished second to Tottenham Hotspur FC in Group H – a second year using they have been runners-up in their territory – while Paris won their initial 5 Group B games to tip a standings forward of FC Bayern München.

• However, while a Spanish side have got to a semi-finals or improved in any of a final 7 seasons, Paris will need no reminding of their conspicuous exit during this theatre during a hands of FC Barcelona 12 months ago – their many new tie opposite Spanish opponents.

Previous meetings
• The teams final met in a 2015/16 organisation stage, when a 0-0 pull in Paris preceded a 1-0 Real Madrid win in Spain, Nacho scoring a usually idea in a 35th notation carrying come on usually dual mins earlier. That helped a Merengues to finish initial in a section, 3 points forward of their French rivals.

• The line-ups during a Santiago Bernabéu on 3 Nov 2015 were:
Madrid: Navas, Danilo, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo (Nacho 33), Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos, Jesé (Vázquez 63), Ronaldo, Isco (Kovačić 82).
Paris: Trapp, Aurier, Thiago Silva, David Luiz, Maxwell, Verratti (Rabiot 17), Motta, Matuidi (Lucas 75), Di María, Ibrahimović, Cavani.

• Paris knocked Madrid out of Europe dual years in a row: in a 1992/93 UEFA Cup quarter-finals (1-3 a, 4-1 h), and in a 1993/94 European Cup Winners’ Cup quarter-finals (1-0 a, 1-1 h).

• On 3 Mar 1994 George Weah scored in a initial half to win a initial leg for Artur Jorge’s Paris against Vicente del Bosque’s Madrid, a Spanish side’s solitary home better opposite a French club.

• The line-ups during a Santiago Bernabéu were:
Madrid: Buyo, Chendo, Goicoechea, Alkorta, Sanchís (Morales 56), Ramis, Luis Enrique, Míchel, Zamorano (Muñoz 85), Milla, Dubovský (Prosinečki 88).
Paris: Lama, Sassus, Colleter, Ricardo, Roche, Llacer, Fournier, Guérin, Weah, Valdo, Ginola.

Match background

Real Madrid
• Madrid are looking to strech a quarter-finals for a eighth unbroken year. Their turn of 16 record is W8 L6; they mislaid during this theatre for 6 years in a quarrel between 2005 and 2010.

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• In a 2016/17 turn of 16, Madrid were 3-1 winners both home and divided to SSC Napoli.

• The Merengues have won 33 of their final 39 UEFA Champions League home matches, losing usually once – 4-3 to FC Schalke 04 in their 2014/15 turn of 16 second leg, when they still prevailed 5-4 on aggregate.

• Zinédine Zidane’s charges collected 7 points during home in this season’s competition, beating APOEL 3-0 and Borussia Dortmund 3-2 either side of a 1-1 pull opposite Tottenham.

• Ronaldo became a initial actor to measure in all 6 organisation games, induction 9 goals overall.

• Madrid have mislaid usually dual of their final 25 European fixtures, many recently a 3-1 better during Tottenham on matchday four, winning 17 and sketch six.

• Those 2015 games opposite Paris were Madrid’s final matches opposite French opposition. They are dominant in their final 9 such encounters (W6 D3), going behind to a 1-0 detriment during Olympique Lyonnais in a 2009/10 turn of 16 initial leg (1-2 aggregate). In those wins they scored 15 goals though reply.

• Madrid have kept 5 unbroken purify sheets opposite French sides, scoring 10 goals (W4 D1).

• That 1994 better by Paris is a Merengues’ usually retreat in their 14 matches during home to Ligue 1 visitors (W10 D3). They have won their final 4 home matches.

• While Madrid have mislaid both their two-legged knockout ties with Paris, opposite French clubs altogether their knockout record is W3 L4. Their many new contests were a 4-1 total feat opposite Lyon in a 2010/11 turn of 16 (1-1 away, 3-0 home).

• Champions of Europe for a 12th time in 2016/17 – pleasantness of their 4-1 final win opposite Juventus – Madrid aim to turn a initial group given Bayern München in 1976 to explain 3 unbroken European Champion Clubs’ Cups. AFC Ajax (1971–73) and Madrid themselves (1956–60) are a usually other sides to have won 3 or some-more in a row.

• This is Paris’ sixth unbroken turn of 16 tie – and also their sixth overall. They won a initial four, though exited in thespian resources during this theatre 12 months ago.

Watch Real Madrid's 2015 leader opposite Paris

Watch Real Madrid’s 2015 leader opposite Paris

• Paris were on a wrong finish of a biggest quip in UEFA Champions League story in final term’s turn of 16. Having won 4-0 during home to FC Barcelona, a French outfit succumbed 6-1 in a divided leg to crawl out – with Neymar, now of Paris, providing dual Barça goals and an assist.

• That was a Parisian side’s final outing to Spain, where their record is W4 D2 L7. They have mislaid on their final 4 visits: 3 during Barcelona and that 2015 retreat in Madrid.

• Beaten 3-1 by Bayern on matchday six to forestall them winning all 6 Group B games, Paris but finished a territory with 25 goals, setting a new UEFA Champions League record.

• The Parisians have won 7 of their final 12 divided fixtures in a competition, winning 5-0 during Celtic and 4-0 during Anderlecht this season; they have mislaid 4 games in that run. Matchday one was their initial purify piece in 7 divided matches; they subsequently managed another during Anderlecht.

• The French club’s record in two-legged ties opposite Spanish sides is W5 L3. Those 3 defeats have come in a 3 many new contests, all opposite Barcelona – in final season’s turn of 16 and a quarter-finals of 2015 and 2013.

• Paris have never mislaid a initial leg of a turn of 16 tie (W4 D1).

Coach and actor links
• Zinédine Zidane faced Paris 4 times as a actor for FC Girondins de Bordeaux and Juventus (W2 D1 L1).

• Unai Emery twice faced Real Madrid’s B team, Castilla, as a CD Toledo actor (W2). However as manager of Almería, Valencia and Sevilla he has won usually 5 of his 20 games opposite a Merengues (D1 L14) including a 2-0 better in a 2014 UEFA Super Cup with Sevilla FC.

• Ángel Di María done 124 Liga appearances for Madrid between 2010 and 2015, scoring 22 goals, and was named male of a compare as a Merengues lifted their tenth European pretension in 2014 with a 4-1 feat over neighbours Club Atlético de Madrid.

• Dani Alves was in a Juventus group beaten 4-1 by Madrid in final season’s UEFA Champions League final; Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice with Casemiro and Marco Asensio also on aim for a Merengues.

Watch all of Cristiano Ronaldo's European goals

Watch all of Cristiano Ronaldo’s European goals

• Draxler’s VfL Wolfsburg kick Real Madrid 2-0 in a initial leg of a 2015/16 entertain finals; he was also in a side that succumbed to a Ronaldo hat-trick in a 3-0 second-leg turnaround in Spain.

• Raphaël Varane’s fifth diversion in a RC Lens initial group was a Coupe de France tie during Paris in Jan 2011; his side mislaid 5-1. Varane did assistance Lens to a 0-0 Ligue 1 pull during a Parc des Princes a following month.

• Karim Benzema faced Paris 7 times during his time in France with Lyon (W4 D2 L1). He was partial of a Lyon group that kick Paris 1-0 in a Coupe de France final in May 2008.

• Marcelo scored Madrid’s idea in a 3-1 better by Paris in an Ohio accessible in 2016.

• Alphonse Areola helped Villarreal CF to a 1-0 Liga win opposite Madrid in Dec 2015 during a season-long loan spell during a Yellow Submarine.

• International team-mates:
Casemiro, Marcelo Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Dani Alves, Lucas Moura, Neymar (Brazil)
Raphaël Varane Layvin Kurzawa, Adrien Rabiot, Kylian Mbappé (France)
Toni Kroos Kevin Trapp, Julian Draxler (Germany)

• Have played together:
Borja Mayoral Julian Draxler (VfL Wolfsburg 2016)
Sergio Ramos Dani Alves (Sevilla FC 2003–05)

• Have played in France:
Karim Benzema (Olympique Lyonnais 2005–09)
Raphaël Varane (RC Lens 2010/11)

• Have played in Spain:
Yuri Berchiche (Real Valladolid CF, 2009/10, Real Unión 2010–12, SD Eibar 2012–14, Real Sociedad 2014–17)
Neymar (FC Barcelona 2013–17)
Alphone Areola (Villarreal CF, 2015/16)
Dani Alves (Sevilla FC 2002–08, FC Barcelona 2008–16)
Thiago Motta (FC Barcelona 2001–07, Club Atlético de Madrid 2007/08)

• A Germany group including Trapp, Kroos and Draxler drew 2-2 opposite France, who fielded Mbappé, Rabiot, Varane and surrogate Kurzawa, in a accessible on 14 Nov 2017.

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