Watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid live stream free on Wednesday, October 21, in the UEFA Champions League Groups stage from Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris.
The French champions host Real Madrid in what promises to be a clash of two giants, who have almost identical campaigns in the European tournament, with two victories and no goals conceded at this time.
Real Madrid, led by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, started the Champions League in style, pummeling Ukraine’s Shakhtar Donetsk 4-0 at the Santiago Bernabeu. In that match, Ronaldo scored twice for Los Blancos, winners of a record 10 UCLs.
Meanwhile, Paris Saint-Germain has also had an easy start with a 2-0 home victory against Malmoe FF — the Swedish champions. Later on, they won 3-0 away against Shakhtar Donetsk.
When you watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid live stream, you will see two teams that are clearly at the top of their game. All eyes will be on Cristiano Ronaldo and whether he can add to his already impressive goal tally, but this will be Real’s first true challenge.
Some injuries to note are Brazilian defender David Luiz, who has been ruled out for Paris Saint-Germain with a knee injury. Thiago Silva is expected to fill in, while Maxwell and Serge Aurier will start on left-back and right-back respectively, according to the Hard Tackle.
Paris Saint-Germain is also debating who will start as goalkeeper. Injured Kevin Trapp is all recovered from his thigh injury, but there are still questions as to whether he will start. The veteran Salvatore Sіrіgu is a strong candidate for the Wednesday clash.
Manager Laurent Blanc will have Italian midfielder Marco Verratti back, as he is fully recovered from injury, and will join Javier Pastore and Blaise Matuidi in midfield. Argentinian winger Angel Di Maria — who incidentally was part of the Real Madrid team who conquered La Decima in 2013-14 — will help Edinson Cavani and Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris Saint-Germain.
Tune in to watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid live to see if Blanc was correct when he said the Wednesday clash will be a face-off between two teams with different styles, Sky Sports reported.
“I think Madrid are quite defensive but also efficient and let in few goals. We are going to see two separate styles. I want to have the ball and from what I have seen of Madrid they defend and go out on the counter-attack.”
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez doesn’t agree with Blanc’s assessment of Los Blancos, and denied those stats make Madrid a defensive team.
“Our team attacks and if you look at the statistics they show that we attack and try and win games.
“Here (in Spain) we are the side that is scoring most goals. If we have to attack then we will do and when we need to defend then we are able to do that. Basically we are an attacking side.”
Benitez has a lot more problems with injuries and travels to Paris with a long list of absences. Watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid live to see how Benitez gets around injuries to two of his starters, Gareth Bale — who aggravated a calf injury during the 3-0 victory over Levante on the weekend — and Colombian superstar James Rodriguez — who is still nursing a torn thigh muscle.
Mateo Kovacic, Isco, and Jese Rodriguez are expected to lineup in the Real Madrid midfield replacing Bale and James. But these are not the only injuries Benitez faces. Striker Karim Benzema is also unavailable against Paris Saint-Germain with a hamstring injury.
Watch Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid live stream free on Wednesday, October 21 here. Kickoff is at 2:45 p.m. ET from Paris.
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