Real Madrid vs PSG 14 February 2018: UCL Preview and Predictions

Yaya Sanogo was shown a yellow card during the Ligue 1 encounter on Saturday

Di Maria, more recently, has often been linked with a move to Barcelona to team up with global colleague Lionel Messi and has said he would have no problem playing there.

Real Madrid head coach Zinedine Zidane says he is not anxious about his future at the club.

While Ernesto Valverde's men are without Philippe Coutinho in the Champions League, Laudrup said superstar Lionel Messi could still make the difference.

The European champions have had a disastrous season domestically, and will be desperate for a win against the French league leaders at the Bernabeu. Previous year they went toe-to-toe against Barcelona and dominated them in a Champions League game at the same stage.

PSG, on the other side of the coin, will hope that they can get a result from this leg of the tie.

Madrid's +12 goals differential in that period puts it equal with rejuvenated Italian champion Juventus and above the likes of Manchester City (+9), Bayern Munich (+8), PSG (+7) and Barcelona (+6). "I think that he is doing everything for it". We lost and learned.

But Zidane, who became the first coach in the Champions League era to successfully defend the trophy a year ago while guiding the team to the league title, is not concerned about his position. The Portuguese has 43 goals in his last 43 appearances in the knockout phase.

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He added that the officials spoke about inter-Korean relations under a "friendly atmosphere" at the Presidential Blue House. The country has had a history of taking provocative acts and agreeing to talks that lead nowhere.

Marcelo, the Real left-back and an worldwide colleague of the Brazilian forward, said at the weekend that he could see Neymar one day in the home dressing room at the Bernabeu.

"He knows very well how to control his emotions".

They will be looking to the Champions League's all-time leading goalscorer to aid their quest for a third successive triumph in that particular competition, with a heavyweight last-16 encounter with Paris Saint-Germain next on the agenda.

Marcelo will be coming up against his global teammate Neymar, who he claimed ahead of the game in an interview with Brazilian television would "one day play for Real Madrid".

Neymar has since averaged a goal a game in a PSG shirt, including scoring six times in the group stage of the Champions League.

That means Lassana Diarra, the former Real player who joined PSG just last month, could well start in midfield, behind the star front three of Neymar, Cavani and Kylian Mbappe. For Real, Nacho should replace the banned Dani Caravajal at right-back.

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