- End of 2nd Half
- 2nd Half
- Di María82'
- Vinícius Júnior82'
- BaleVinícius Júnior79'
- 1st Half
- Di María33'
- Di María14'
Paris Saint-Germain - Real Madrid
Champions League - 18 September 2019
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Great win for PSG - who thoroughly outclassed Real Madrid.
Wonder if Neymar still thnks he should have returned to Spain?
Real have been well and truly embarrassed here.
Meunier starts the move, plays it over to Bernat, who passes it back instead of shooting, and Meunier rolls in PSG's third.
- GoalThomas MeunierParis Saint-Germain
A THIRD FOR PSG!
What a lovely goal from PSG's full-backs!!
PSG coasting to an opening-matchday win.
Three minutes added on.
- OffPablo SarabiaParis Saint-Germain
- OnAbdou DialloParis Saint-Germain
Indeed. Sarabia does go off.
Sarabia still struggling - PSG still have a sub to use if they'd like.
Kroos charges into Sarabia and the PSG man takes his time before getting back to his feet.
- Yellow cardVinícius JúniorReal Madrid
You get a card, you get a card... Bookings for Vinicius and Di Maria after a wee scuffle.
Seven shots from Real Madrid - none on target.
- OffGareth BaleReal Madrid
- OnVinícius JúniorReal Madrid
Here comes Vinicius for Bale.
JUST WIDE! Big chance goes begging as Benzema narrowly heads the ball wide of the far post. He has his head in his hands. They needed that.
A funny one, really. Benzema a good yard or two onside, but Vazquez tried to be clever going towards the ball - knowing he was offside - but avoiding it. No denying he was interfering there.
OFFSIDE! Benzema has the ball in the back of the net, but the flag goes up with Vazquez offside and interfering with play.
Corner for PSG, Di Maria to take... but it's headed away by Militao.
- OffMarquinhosParis Saint-Germain
- OnAnder HerreraParis Saint-Germain
And Herrera is on too!
- OffJames RodríguezReal Madrid
- OnLuka JovicReal Madrid
Jovic replaces James.
- OffEden HazardReal Madrid
- OnLucas VázquezReal Madrid
Off goes Hazard - he can't have been 100% fit. Can't have been...
And another! Which way has it gone....
Hazard really is struggling out there. He has the ball wide in the PSG box, but he loses balance and is easily brushed off the ball by Kimpembe.
Real have been hopeless in attack. They've got a quarter left to make amends, but they've shown nothing. Time for Vinicius? Or Jovic?
GREAT SAVE! Di Maria dances through Real's defence as if they aren't there and he picks out Sarabai, whose low shot forces a fine save from Courtois.
- OffMauro IcardiParis Saint-Germain
- OnEric Maxim Choupo-MotingParis Saint-Germain
Hat-trick..... no! Di Maria goes for the dink when he should have gone for power! Again PSG cut Real open but one-on-one with Courtois the Argentine, this time, makes the wrong choice.
Off foes Icardi for Choupo-Moting...
Haven't said much about the game in the past few minutes mainly because not much has happened! PSG will be very happy about that...
These two are enjoying it so far.
Okay. Now I can, but it's not great, as an attempted one-two with Benzema fails to pay off for Hazard.
I can't remember a single touch he's had so far. Honest.
Finally Real come forward, and after Kroos dummies he shoots with his left foot but it's blocked and PSG have the ball once more.
Gol! Gol! Gol! Over at the Wanda.......
And still. Real can't get out of their own half. PSG pressing high and the visitors are under the cosh.
PSG have Real where they want them - in their own half.
He's got a point to be fair. It did just fall onto his arm.
Back under way in Paris. Real with it all to do, PSG with the lead to protect.
- End of 1st Half
Perfect half for PSG, made better by Bale's goal being disallowed moments after Di Maria scored his second of the evening.
As it stands, it's advantage PSG in Group A.
Oh, and is Hazard playing?
JUST WIDE! Real's best move of the half comes towards the very end, but Bale can only flash a fierce effort wide of the near post.
TWO minutes added on.
WIDE! Almost a third for PSG as Carvajal slices a clearance wide and out for a corner... which Courtois comes to collect.
Bale is denied what would have been an incredible goal. The Welshman handled the ball in the build-up, barely brushing it in truth, before chipping Navas with a volley from the edge of the area.
The rules are the rules, however strange they may be.
TO THE PITCHSIDE MONITOR
The referee wants to see whether there has been a handball in the build-up to the goal....
IT HAS BEEN RULED OUT
WHAT A GOAL!
Bale and Real are back in it.... or are they?
IT'S GOING TO VAR
One touch. Then BAM.
It really is a lovely goal from Di Maria, who controls it some 20 yards out before curling a beauty into the bottom corner. Courtois no chance.
That's a second for the Argentine against his old side.
- GoalÁngel Di MaríaParis Saint-Germain
Di Maria AGAIN for PSG!
Bale wants it...
JUST OVER! Wow that was close... barely an inch away from the crossbar. Looked destined for the top corner but didn't drop down quick enough.
Right then. Gueye brings down Bale and Real have a free-kick in a really good position - 20 yards out, central...
BLOCKED! Too easy for PSG to weave their way through this Real defence, and it's Sarabia who gets a shot away, only to see it blocked by Militao.
Real struggling to find a way through this PSG defence at the moment. With Bale, Hazard and Benzema, you'd expect them to create chances, but no dice so far.
Another ropey decision as Courtois opts to punch Sarabia's cross high into the air, but his defence rescue him as Varane clears the danger.
So then, what are you made of, Real?
Zidane is not used to losing in this competition - this will certainly test the Frenchman's record.
I have been entertained!
Oh Courtois.... Keylor Navas down the other end will be smiling inside after the Real goalkeeper is beaten at his near post by Di Maria's effort from Bernat's cross.
- GoalÁngel Di MaríaParis Saint-Germain
First blood to the hosts!
It's been pretty quiet truth be told. Plenty of action in midfield but neither side finding a way through. Come on. Entertain me.
A bit like last night with Dortmund-Barca, these two are just sizing each other up early on.
Best chance so far came a minute ago when Bale burst down the right but his low cross was gathered by Keylor Navas.
Elsewhere, there's another heavyweight clash back in the Spanish capital...
Plenty pointing out it's PSG who are wearing white and Real who are wearing blue... Makes little sense.
It's actually Sarabia whose cross hits the hand of Milatao. The Real defender does not move his arm towards the ball, but it's not exactly by his side.
Seen them given.
PSG want a handball inside the first minute, with Di Maria and Sarabia protesting that his side should have a penalty. We do have VAR but it has not intervened.
- 1st Half
We're under way. Bring it on.
Out come the teams at the Parc des Princes.
Plenty of stars missing, but plenty on show too. How will Hazard and Bale link-up? How will PSG cope without Mbappe, Neymar and Cavani?
We'll soon find out...
H2H - Real have a W4 D2 L2 record over PSG, with the sides last meeting in the 2017-18 knockout stages.
Real prevailed 5-2 on aggregate in that last-16 showdown, a stage PSG can't seem to pass having done so the past three season.
The form book - PSG bounced back from their shock defeat at Rennes by winning their last three league games. As you may have seen, they had Neymar to thank for his last-minute acrobatics against Strasbourg on the weekend, and that means they are still top of Ligue 1.
Real are third in La Liga having won two, drawn two from their opening four games. Zidane's biggest concern heading to Paris will be that his side conceded in all four matches.
In today’s European papers it is revealed that Real Madrid have a secret pact with Kylian Mbappe that means they’ve already made a downpayment ahead of what will be a world-record transfer from PSG to Real Madrid in the summer.
A swift reunion...
Plenty going on with those teams. Keylor Navas' first Champions League match for PSG is in goal against the club he won the trophy three times.
WIth Neymar suspended and Mbappe and Cavani both injured, it's Di Maria, Icardi and Sarabia up front for the hosts.
For Real, Hazard starts his first game, and he will be joined in attack by Bale and Benzema. Vinicius Jr drops to the bench.
With Ramos suspended, it's Militao who partners Varane.
PSG XI: Keylor Navas, Meunier, Thiago Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Verratti, Marquinhos, Gueye, Di María, Icardi, Sarabia
Subs: Rico, Diallo, Kurzawa, Herrera, Paredes, Choupo-Moting, Kouassi
Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Mendy, Casemiro, Kroos, James, Bale, Benzema, Hazard
Subs: Areola, Lucas V, Jovic, Odriozola, Vinicius Jr, Rodyrgo, De la Fuente
A night after Dortmund-Barcelona (let's forget it was a 0-0, shall we?) it's time for PSG vs Real Madrid.
Stay with us here for live updates of an enticing encounter. Kick-off is 9pm BST, but first, the teams...
The heavyweight match-ups keep on coming!