2019/20 UEFA Champions League
Group stage, Matchday 1
17-18 September 2019
Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid will open Group A in the UEFA Champions League
with a heavyweight battle at Parc des Princes on Wednesday 18 September 2019. The match is one of 16 across the continent of Europe, as part of Matchday 1 this midweek.
PSG come into the game on the back of three successive wins in Ligue 1, the latest of which saw a 1-0 triumph at home to Strasbourg this past weekend. Neymar scored the goal in that match for the Parisians, but is suspended for this continental clash.
Real returned to winning form in La Liga this past Saturday with a hard-fought 3-2 home win over Levante. Los Blancos’ goals were scored by Karim Benzema and Casemiro, easing the pressure on manager Zinedine Zidane.
In head-to-head stats, PSG and Real have met in eight matches. Los Blancos have claimed four wins compared to two for the French side, while two games have been drawn.
The teams last met over two legs in the last 16 of the 2017/18 Champions League, with the Spanish giants winning 5-2 on aggregate.
PSG v Real Madrid – Head-to-Head
Matches played 8
PSG wins 2
Real wins 4
UEFA Champions League, Matchday 1 fixtures
Tuesday 17 September
17:55: Olympique Lyon vs Zenit St. Petersburg
17:55: Internazionale vs Slavia Prague
20:00: Chelsea vs Valencia
20:00: Ajax vs Lille
20:00: Benfica vs RB Leipzig
20:00: Borussia Dortmund vs Barcelona
20:00: Napoli vs Liverpool
20:00: Salzburg vs Genk
Wednesday 18 September
17:55: Club Brugge vs Galatasaray
17:55: Olympiakos vs Tottenham Hotspur
20:00: Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid
20:00: Bayern Munich vs Crvena Zvezda
20:00: Shakhtar Donetsk vs Manchester City
20:00: Atletico Madrid vs Juventus
20:00: Bayer Leverkusen vs Lokomotiv Moscow
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