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90' + 4'
K. Mbappé
Neymar
1 - 0
90'
L. Paredes
Yellow Card
83'
Rodrygo
Yellow Card
62'
L. Messi
Penalty Miss
62'
T. Courtois
Penalty Save

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Possession
57% 42%
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Shots On Target 8 0
Total Passes 677 510
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PSG return to Ligue 1 action in their next outing on Saturday against Nantes on the road. Real Madrid take on Alaves in their next LaLiga game on the same day on home soil.
Kylian Mbappe's stoppage-time strike secured a 1-0 win for Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of their round-of-16 Champions League clash against Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes. It was looking like a frustrating night for the French outfit after Thibaut Courtois twice denied Mbappe with fine stops before saving a Lionel Messi penalty. However, Mbappe produced a moment of brilliance in the final minute of the contest to hand PSG a precious lead to take to the Bernabeu.
90' + 5' FULL-TIME: PSG 1-0 REAL MADRID
Neymar
Assist
90' + 4' Neymar releases the run of Mbappe in the left-inside channel before the forward does the rest with a fine finish.
K. Mbappé
Goal
90' + 4' GOALLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!! MBAPPPE SCORES AT THE DEATH!!!!!! 1-0 PSG!!!! Mbappe finally gets the breakthrough with a brilliant solo goal. He beats two challenges in the left-inside channel and then places his effort away from Courtois into the bottom-right corner with deadly precision. A huge moment in the tie.
90' + 3' SAVE! Gueye fends off a challenge from Casemiro on the edge of the Madrid box and opens up space to fire at goal, but his effort is comfortably saved by Courtois.
90' There will be four minutes of added time.
L. Paredes
Yellow Card
90' Paredes brings down Kroos to stop a Madrid counter and goes into the book.
90' Mbappe makes a lung-bursting run down the right flank and into the inside channel. He has options in the middle, but somehow his cutback evades Neymar in the six-yard box.
G. Bale
K. Benzema
87' Benzema has barely had a touch tonight and is withdrawn for Bale in the final third.
I. Gueye
Danilo Pereira
87' Gueye comes on in place of Danilo, who was booked earlier in the contest. Pochettino is not taking any risks here.
86' CLOSE! Messi raids forward and offloads with a precise pass to Neymar in the right-inside channel. He goes for a strike from a tight angle that flashes across the face of goal and travels out for a throw-in.
Rodrygo
Yellow Card
83' Rodrygo is also cautioned for squaring up to Kimpembe.
P. Kimpembe
Yellow Card
83' Kimpembe goes into the book for his part in the melee.
83' The referee has to calm proceedings as the two sides square up in the box after a free-kick. Kimpembe and Rodrygo appear to be the guilty parties.
F. Valverde
L. Modrić
82' Valverde offers fresh legs in midfield as he replaces Modric for the final eight minutes.
E. Hazard
Vinícius Júnior
82' Vinicius makes way for the visitors after earning a free-kick in a useful position. Hazard enters the action to replace the Brazilian.
80' Rodrygo bundles his way into the PSG box and gets two chances to shoot at goal, but he cannot force a strike past Kimpembe, who makes a good block.
78' Vinicius and Benzema combine on the edge of the PSG box, but the latter dwells on the ball and loses out to Hakimi.
77' CLOSE! Messi feeds the ball to Mbappe in the left-inside channel and he takes a touch to get it out of his feet before curling a strike at goal. It beat Courtois, but trickles inches wide of the right post.
75' WIDE! Messi is not having the best of nights. He curls his free-kick well wide of the left post. PSG signed Messi for nights like this. They need more from the Argentine.
74' Neymar goes for a surge through the middle of the Madrid defence and is brought down 20 yards from goal by Alaba. PSG have a free-kick in a dangerous spot as Neymar and Messi stand over the ball.
Neymar
Á. Di María
73' Di Maria has not been overly influential against his former club. Neymar gets a huge reception as he replaces the Argentine.
Rodrygo
Asensio
72' Asensio has been too quiet for the visitors. Rodrygo enters the action to replace the winger.
Lucas Vázquez
Carvajal
72' Carvajal has had a tough evening, conceding a penalty in the process. Fortunately for him Courtois saved the spot-kick, and he is now withdrawn for Vazquez.
71' Di Maria clips a ball over the top for Mbappe, but he takes a poor first touch and allows Militao to get back to make the intervention. However, the Frenchman was offside anyway.
68' Alaba gives away a free-kick for a foul on Paredes, but neither Marquinho nor Kimpembe can connect with headers towards goal from Messi's cross.
65' Mbappe has space in the Madrid half and opts for the offload to Verratti. The Italy international tries to turn to shoot on his right foot, but is crowded out.
64' PSG have done everything other than score tonight. It feels like another one of those nights for the French outfit in the Champions League.
Danilo Pereira
Yellow Card
62' Danilo brings down Vinicius on the charge and goes into the book.
T. Courtois
Penalty Save
62' SAVE! Courtois is having a fine game and he puts the icing on the cake with a brilliant save to deny Messi. He dives to his left to turn a tame strike from the Argentine wide of the post.
L. Messi
Penalty Miss
62' MISS! Messi fails from the spot as he fires a poor left-footed strike at goal, and Courtois guesses the correct way to make the save. Frustration for the home side.
60' PENALTY TO PSG! Carvajal stretches to win the ball and can only bring down Mbappe with a poor challenge. The referee points straight to the spot.
59' Madrid are not clicking in the final third at the moment. Los Blancos may need a spark off the bench.
F. Mendy
Yellow Card
57' Mendy catches Danilo on the ankle with a late boot and goes into the book.
56' Mbappe cuts in from the left flank and curls a strike at goal from the angle, but Courtois watches it all the way into his grasp.
54' OVER! Vinicius takes a touch in the final third and escapes one challenge before Kroos takes over the attack. He goes for the blast from 25 yards, sending his right-footed drive narrowly over the bar.
53' CHANCE! Space opens up for Messi in the final third as he is teed up by Mbappe, but he curls his effort straight into the hands of Courtois.
52' SAVE! Courtois makes a hash of a long ball forward to Mbappe by Mendes, deflecting it away from goal rather than gathering. Mendes gathers the loose ball and goes for a strike at goal with the keeper off his line. Courtois makes the block before diving on the ball ahead of Mbappe.
Éder Militão
Yellow Card
51' Militao goes in hard from behind on Mbappe and goes into the book.
51' WIDE! Di Maria lines up a strike from an awkward angle, but he sends his effort well wide of the left post when shooting from the left-inside channel.
50' SAVE! Courtois denies Mbappe. Hakimi offloads to the forward with a sublime flick in the box. Mbappe's first touch is excellent and he rifles a low strike at goal with his second, but the Madrid keeper gets down with a firm hand to divert it away from goal before Messi clears the bar with a volley on the rebound.
47' Messi tries to thread the needle to release Mbappe in the final third, but Militao cuts out the pass on the slide.
46' We're back under way at the Parc des Princes.
PSG were dominant in possession boasting 62% of the ball in the first half. However, they were not clinical enough in the final third. Mbappe, Messi and Di Maria will need to improve in the second half to allow the hosts to take a lead into the second leg.
It's goalless at the break in the first leg round-of-16 Champions League clash between PSG and Real Madrid. The home side have dominated proceedings, but have not managed to find a breakthrough. Kylian Mbappe had their best opening of the half, but was denied by a sharp stop by Thibaut Courtois. Madrid were resilient to hold out to the break, but the French outfit will be keen to up the ante after the interval.
45' + 1' HALF-TIME: PSG 0-0 REAL MADRID
45' + 1' Madrid win a corner in the dying seconds of the half, but Casemiro glances his header wide of the target from Kroos' delivery.
45' BLOCK! Messi is teed up by Verratti on the edge of the Madrid box. He takes a touch inside and fires at goal, but his effort is charged down by Casemiro.
43' Messi sends Mbappe on his way down the left flank and he cuts inside to run at Alaba, but he sees his path to goal blocked and his offload back to Messi is intercepted by Mendy.
42' Madrid enjoy a rare period of possession in the PSG half, but Los Blancos are still to test Donnarumma or even make a meaningful probe at goal.
M. Verratti
Yellow Card
40' Verratti lunges in on Casemiro in the middle of the park and is booked.
39' Asensio is the latest to draw the ire from the referee, but he manages to stay out for the book for a challenge on Mendes.
Casemiro
Yellow Card
37' Casemiro lunges in late on Paredes in the middle of the park and goes into the book.
37' Messi tries to release Hakimi in space down the right-inside channel, but Mendy times his challenge to perfection to clear the danger.
35' Carvajal gets a rare chance to put Mendes under pressure in the right-inside channel for the visitors, but he loses possession cheaply and has to race back into position.
33' Vinicius shields the ball away from Hakimi's challenge and wins a free-kick. Madrid are just trying to weather the storm here.
32' WIDE! Messi tries to run through the middle of the Madrid backline. He is forced on to his right foot by Alaba and places his eventual strike at goal wide of the left post.
30' Asensio fails to beat the first man with his cross into the box, allowing Verratti to control and clear the danger. That is not what Madrid were looking for.
29' Di Maria brings down Vinicius on the left flank, handing Madrid a free-kick and a chance to finally put an element of pressure on the PSG defence.
27' Mendes runs at Carvajal and once more the Madrid man is overwhelmed. However, support arrives from Modric and Militao to stifle the danger.
26' PSG have been on their mettle from the off, but other than the Mbappe opening clear-cut chances have been at a premium.
24' Di Maria battles Casemiro for possession in the Madrid half and wins the ball, but unfairly in the eyes of the referee. Los Blancos need to take the pace out of the game here.
22' Mendes tries to catch out Courtois at his near post, but the keeper gets down to cover the angle to make a comfortable stop. It was a tad ambitious from the full-back.
19' SAVE! Danilo rises highest in the box from the resulting corner and his header deflects off Alaba, forcing Courtois to dive to his right to make a sprawling stop.
18' CHANCE! Mbappe breaks in behind the Madrid defence from a long ball forward from Mendes. He takes a touch away from Militao, and gets a strike away on his left foot that is turned past the left post by Courtois.
17' Mendes and Mbappe almost combine to carve open the Madrid backline, but the last offload from the full-back to Mbappe is cut out by a last-ditch challenge by Carvajal.
15' Di Maria looks for space on the edge of the box on the right flank. He turns inside to fire on his left foot, but Kroos closes down the effort with a good block.
14' PSG are asking all the questions at the moment, but are yet to force Courtois into action.
12' Mbappe escapes the attention of Carvajal down the left flank, but Los Blancos scramble enough men back to divert the ball behind for a corner.
9' Mbappe takes the corner quickly and the ball is worked out to Mendes to clip a cross into the box. However, no one is on the same page as the full-back and the ball travels out for a goal-kick.
8' Mbappe takes possession down the left flank and runs at Carvajal, but Casemiro gets back to double up on the forward. PSG still win a corner.
5' OVER! Mbappe surges down the left flank and twists Carvajal inside and out. He cuts a low ball back into the box that Di Maria scoops over the bar with a first-time strike.
2' Mbappe makes his first probe at the Madrid defence down the right flank, but his cutback towards the edge of the box is intercepted and cleared by Los Blancos.
1' We're under way at the Parc des Princes.
PSG and Real Madrid have met on 10 previous occasions in European competition, with the Spanish side just edging the head-to-head in terms of victories (W4 D3 L3). They last faced each other in the Champions League in 2019-20, where PSG avoided defeat in both meetings in the group stage (W1 D1).
Ancelotti has made three changes to his side from their 0-0 draw against Villarreal. Benzema returns from injury to spearhead the attack in place of Bale, who drops to the bench. Mendy returns at left-back in place of Marcelo, while Modric comes back into the side for Valverde. Marcelo and Valverde both drop to the bench for Los Blancos.
PSG have made four changes to their side that beat Reims in their last outing. Donnarumma gets the nod ahead of Navas between the posts, while Mendes slots in ahead of Juan Bernat at full-back, who misses out tonight. Pereira comes into the team in the middle of the park in place of Draxler. Simons drops to the bench to allow Di Maria to come into the fold, although Neymar starts from the bench.
REAL MADRID SUBS: Nacho Fernandez, Eden Hazard, Marcelo, Andriy Lunin, Federico Valverde, Luka Jovic, Lucas Vazquez, Gareth Bale, Dani Ceballos, Rodrygo, Isco, Eduardo Camavinga.
REAL MADRID (4-3-3): Thibaut Courtois; Dani Carvajal, Eder Militao, David Alaba, Ferland Mendy; Luka Modric, Toni Kroos, Casemiro; Marco Asensio, Karim Benzema, Vinicius Junior.
PSG SUBS: Keylor Navas, Mauro Icardi, Neymar, Colin Dagba, Georginio Wijnaldum, Layvin Kurzawa, Ander Herrera, Abdou Diallo, Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer, Idrissa Gueye, Xavi Simons.
PSG (4-3-3): Gianluigi Donnarumma; Achraf Hakimi, Marquinhos, Presnel Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Danilo Pereira, Leandro Paredes, Marco Verratti; Angel Di Maria, Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe.
Madrid have been inconsistent of late, suffering their own cup disappointment after being knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Athletic Bilbao. Los Blancos seemingly bounced back to form against Granada with a 1-0 at the Bernabeu, but were held to a goalless draw by Villarreal last time out. Carlo Ancelotti has the experience and nous to control the two legs of the contest, but will need an improvement from his players tonight.
PSG continue their quest to finally win the Champions League against Madrid, who will put their credentials to their test over two legs. Mauricio Pochettino's men enter the contest in good form, winning their last four Ligue 1 matches on the bounce, including their 1-0 triumph over Reims last time out. PSG were knocked out of the Coupe de France by Nice at the end of January, which will strengthen their resolve to prove their composure under the pressure of a knockout game. A good start is vital for the French outfit.
Good evening and welcome to the live commentary of the first leg round-of-16 Champions League clash between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid at Parc des Princes.