Fans of European football can watch a massive UEFA Champions League showdown live online, as France Ligue 1 giants Paris Saint-Germain storm into the Santiago Bernabeu to face Spanish powerhouse Real Madrid in the fourth Group A match for both teams — the two richest football clubs in the world.
Along with the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Yankees of Major League Baseball, Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain have two of the top four payrolls of any franchise in any sport. But when it comes to average salary of their players, the two world football giants occupy the top spots, with PSG paying an average of $9.1 million per player and Real Madrid averaging $8.6 million.
Perhaps, then, it should be no surprise that when the two giants met in Paris on October 21, they battled to a scoreless draw.
But Paris Saint-Germain Manager Laurent Blanc said that he was surprised by the style of play that Los Blancos brought into that earlier group stage match — and says that he has a new plan in mind to win at the Bernabeu.
“I need to think differently. It’s true that at the start of the season Madrid had a particular style of play. Injuries have allowed them to look for a balance. In the first match they played well, their level of organization and defense were excellent.”
Real Madrid Manager Rafa Benitez said that he was pleased with his side’s performance in Paris.
“We were in control and we had more opportunities than them. I do not care about possession, I care about how the team play,” Benitez said.
To find out how to watch the Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Group A match live online, see the streaming information in the final paragraph of this article. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:45 p.m. Central European Time at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain. That’s 2:45 p.m. United States Eastern Standard Time, 11:45 a.m. Pacific.
The Tuesday UEFA Champions League match will be the sixth head-to-head meeting between Real Madrid and Paris Saint Germain. Before the goalless draw two weeks ago, the Paris club had won twice in the previous four games, with one loss and a draw.
The current trip to the UEFA Champions League is the eighth for Paris Saint-Germain. But Real Madrid are playing in their all-time record 19th consecutive Champions League, making it to the semifinals or finals the last five years running.
While Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo will be in the lineup for Benitez — as will Swedish international Zlatan Ibrahimovic for Paris Saint-Germain — the La Liga powerhouse will be without the injured Welsh international Gareth Bale as well as forward Karim Benzema, who is also still lacking full fitness.
Those players, “lack the match confidence to have a role in such a high intensity game as this,” Benitez said.
Will Real Madrid seal a victory that would most likely give them a lock on the top spot in the 2015-2016 UEFA Champions League Group A with an home win over the Ligue 1 champions? Or will Paris Saint Germain deal Los Blancos a setback that could leave them forced to settle for second place in the group? To find out, watch the massive Paris Saint Germain vs. Real Madrid UEFA Champions League Week Four match live online from Madrid, Spain, by going to Fox Sports Go at this link, or paying for a subscription to Fox Soccer2Go, available at this link. To watch the game on mobile devices, download the Fox Sports Go app.
A Spanish-language live online stream of Paris Saint-Germain vs. Real Madrid is available to watch via WatchESPN at this link.
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