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UEFA Champions League: Paris Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF Match press kits

UEFA Champions League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits

Paris Saint-GermainParis Saint-GermainParc des Princes - ParisWednesday 18 September 2019
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Group A - Matchday 1
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Head to Head

UEFA Champions League
06/03/2018R16Paris Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF1-2
agg: 2-5
ParisCavani 71; Ronaldo 51, Casemiro 80
14/02/2018R16Real Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
MadridRonaldo 45 (P), 83, Marcelo 86; Rabiot 33
UEFA Champions League
03/11/2015GSReal Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain1-0
MadridNacho 35
21/10/2015GSParis Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF0-0Paris
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
15/03/1994QFParis Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF1-1
agg: 2-1
ParisRicardo 51; Butragueño 20
03/03/1994QFReal Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain0-1
MadridWeah 32
18/03/1993QFParis Saint-Germain - Real Madrid CF4-1
agg: 5-4
ParisWeah 33, Ginola 81, Valdo 87, Kombouaré 90+4; Zamorano 90+3
02/03/1993QFReal Madrid CF - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
MadridButragueño 31, Zamorano 34, Míchel 89 (P); Ginola 49
Paris Saint-Germain4121410300008224911
Real Madrid CF4301412100008422119

Paris Saint-Germain - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
08/03/2017R16FC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain6-1
agg: 6-5
BarcelonaLuis Suárez 3, Kurzawa 40 (og), Messi 50 (P), Neymar 88, 90+1 (P), Sergi Roberto 90+5; Cavani 62
14/02/2017R16Paris Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona4-0
ParisDi María 18, 55, Draxler 40, Cavani 72
UEFA Champions League
21/04/2015QFFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain2-0
agg: 5-1
BarcelonaNeymar 14, 34
15/04/2015QFParis Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona1-3
ParisMathieu 82 (og); Neymar 18, Luis Suárez 67, 79
10/12/2014GSFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain3-1
BarcelonaMessi 19, Neymar 42, Luis Suárez 77; Ibrahimović 15
30/09/2014GSParis Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona3-2
ParisDavid Luiz 10, Verratti 26, Matuidi 54; Messi 12, Neymar 56
UEFA Champions League
10/04/2013QFFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain1-1
agg: 3-3 ag
BarcelonaPedro Rodríguez 71; Pastore 50
02/04/2013QFParis Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona2-2ParisIbrahimović 79, Matuidi 90+4; Messi 38, Xavi Hernández 89 (P)
06/03/2013R16Paris Saint-Germain - Valencia CF1-1
agg: 3-2
ParisLavezzi 66; Jonas 55
12/02/2013R16Valencia CF - Paris Saint-Germain1-2
ValenciaRami 90; Lavezzi 10, Pastore 43
UEFA Europa League
14/12/2011GSParis Saint-Germain - Athletic Club4-2
ParisPastore 21, Bodmer 41, Iñigo Pérez 85 (og), Hoarau 90 (P); Aurtenetxe 3, David López 55
29/09/2011GSAthletic Club - Paris Saint-Germain2-0
BilbaoGabilondo 20, Susaeta 45
UEFA Europa League
02/12/2010GSParis Saint-Germain - Sevilla FC4-2
ParisBodmer 17, Hoarau 20, 47, Nenê 45; Kanouté 32, 36
16/09/2010GSSevilla FC - Paris Saint-Germain0-1
SevilleNenê 75
27/11/2008GSParis Saint-Germain - Real Racing Club2-2ParisKežman 5, Luyindula 32; Traoré 40 (og), Colsa 55
UEFA Champions League
07/03/2001GS2Real Club Deportivo La Coruña - Paris Saint-Germain4-3
La CorunaPandiani 57, 76, 84, Tristán 60; Okocha 29, Laurent Leroy 43, 55
21/11/2000GS2Paris Saint-Germain - Real Club Deportivo La Coruña1-3
ParisAlgerino 37; Naybet 64, Flores 70, Makaay 90
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
14/05/1997FFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain1-0
RotterdamRonaldo 37 (P)
UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
18/04/1996SFParis Saint-Germain - Real Club Deportivo La Coruña1-0
agg: 2-0
ParisLoko 58
04/04/1996SFReal Club Deportivo La Coruña - Paris Saint-Germain0-1
La CorunaDjorkaeff 90
UEFA Champions League
15/03/1995QFParis Saint-Germain - FC Barcelona2-1
agg: 3-2
ParisRaí 72, Guérin 83; Bakero 49
01/03/1995QFFC Barcelona - Paris Saint-Germain1-1BarcelonaKorneev 48; Weah 57

Real Madrid CF - Record versus clubs from opponents' country

UEFA Champions League
02/11/2011GSOlympique Lyonnais - Real Madrid CF0-2
LyonRonaldo 24, 69 (P)
18/10/2011GSReal Madrid CF - Olympique Lyonnais4-0
MadridBenzema 19, Khedira 47, Lloris 55 (og), Ramos 81
UEFA Champions League
16/03/2011R16Real Madrid CF - Olympique Lyonnais3-0
agg: 4-1
MadridMarcelo 37, Benzema 66, Di María 76
22/02/2011R16Olympique Lyonnais - Real Madrid CF1-1LyonGomis 83; Benzema 65
08/12/2010GSReal Madrid CF - AJ Auxerre4-0
MadridBenzema 12, 72, 88, Ronaldo 49
28/09/2010GSAJ Auxerre - Real Madrid CF0-1
AuxerreDi María 81
UEFA Champions League
10/03/2010R16Real Madrid CF - Olympique Lyonnais1-1
agg: 1-2
MadridRonaldo 6; Pjanić 75
16/02/2010R16Olympique Lyonnais - Real Madrid CF1-0
LyonMakoun 47
08/12/2009GSOlympique de Marseille - Real Madrid CF1-3
MarseilleLucho González 11; Ronaldo 5, 80, Albiol 60
30/09/2009GSReal Madrid CF - Olympique de Marseille3-0
MadridRonaldo 58, 64, Kaká 61 (P)
UEFA Champions League
21/11/2006GSReal Madrid CF - Olympique Lyonnais2-2MadridM. Diarra 39, Van Nistelrooy 83; Carew 11, Malouda 31
13/09/2006GSOlympique Lyonnais - Real Madrid CF2-0
LyonFred 11, Tiago 31
UEFA Champions League
23/11/2005GSReal Madrid CF - Olympique Lyonnais1-1MadridGuti 41; Carew 72
13/09/2005GSOlympique Lyonnais - Real Madrid CF3-0
LyonCarew 21, Juninho 26, Wiltord 31
UEFA Champions League
06/04/2004QFAS Monaco FC - Real Madrid CF3-1
agg: 5-5 ag
MonacoGiuly 45+1, 66, Morientes 48; Raúl González 36
24/03/2004QFReal Madrid CF - AS Monaco FC4-2
MadridIván Helguera 51, Zidane 70, Luís Figo 77, Ronaldo 81; Squillaci 43, Morientes 83
26/11/2003GS1Olympique de Marseille - Real Madrid CF1-2
MarseilleMido 63; Beckham 35, Ronaldo 73
16/09/2003GS1Real Madrid CF - Olympique de Marseille4-2
MadridRoberto Carlos 29, Ronaldo 34, 57, Luís Figo 61 (P); Drogba 26, Van Buyten 83
European Champions Clubs' Cup
02/03/1960QFReal Madrid CF - OGC Nice4-0
agg: 6-3
MadridPepillo 21, Gento 40, Di Stéfano 45+5, Puskás 51
04/02/1960QFOGC Nice - Real Madrid CF3-2
NiceNurenberg 54, 67 (P), 72; Herrera 15, Rial 30
European Champions Clubs' Cup
03/06/1959FReal Madrid CF - Stade de Reims2-0
StuttgartMateos 1, Di Stéfano 47
European Champions Clubs' Cup
14/03/1957QFOGC Nice - Real Madrid CF2-3
agg: 2-6
NiceFoix 15, Ferry 82 (P); Iglesias 45, Di Stéfano 50, 79
14/02/1957QFReal Madrid CF - OGC Nice3-0
MadridIglesias 18, Mateos 49, 72
European Champions Clubs' Cup
13/06/1956FReal Madrid CF - Stade de Reims4-3
ParisDi Stéfano 14, Rial 30, 79, Marquitos 67; Leblond 6, Templin 10, Hidalgo 62
Paris Saint-Germain1575314428100130117124550
Real Madrid CF1511311563622003219676537

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Match background Only this chapter

Group A opens with a heavyweight contest as Paris Saint-Germain welcome Real Madrid to the Parc des Princes.

• Both sides have been regulars in the UEFA Champions League knockout rounds in recent seasons, although each suffered last-16 disappointment in 2018/19, both bowing out unexpectedly on home soil after an away first-leg win.

Previous meetings
• Four of the teams' previous eight matches have ended in a Real Madrid win – including the last three – while Paris have two victories. Madrid have scored 11 goals in those eight fixtures, two more than their French opponents.

2018 highlights: Paris 1-2 Real Madrid (2-5 agg)

• The teams last crossed paths in the round of 16 of Madrid's victorious 2017/18 UEFA Champions League campaign, the Spanish giants winning 3-1 in Spain with Marcelo on the scoresheet and 2-1 in Paris, Edinson Cavani scoring for the home side and Casemiro finding the net for Madrid.

• Madrid's 2015/16 UEFA Champions League triumph had also featured a win against Paris, a 1-0 group stage victory at the Santiago Bernabéu in which Nacho got the only goal. The game at the Parc des Princes had finished goalless.

• Paris's home record against Madrid is W1 D2 L1; home and away, they are without a victory in five matches (D2 L3), since George Weah scored the only goal at the Bernabéu in their UEFA Cup Winners' Cup quarter-final first leg in March 1994.

See Paris hit six on first home game last season

Form guide
• Ligue 1 champions for the sixth time in seven years in 2018/19, and eighth time overall, this is the French side's eighth successive UEFA Champions League campaign.

• Semi-finalists in 1995, Paris have been knocked out in the round of 16 in the last three seasons – having been eliminated in the quarter-finals in the four previous campaigns.

• In 2018/19, Paris finished first in a section including eventual champions Liverpool, Napoli and Crvena zvezda, and looked set to reach the quarter-finals after a 2-0 first-leg victory at Manchester United in the round of 16, only to bow out on away goals following a 3-1 home defeat.

• The second-leg defeat against United was only the Parisian club's third reverse in their last 51 European home games since crashing 4-2 to Hapoel Tel-Aviv in the 2006/07 UEFA Cup group stage (W32 D16) – they went down 3-1 to Barcelona in the 2014/15 quarter-finals and 2-1 against Real Madrid in the 2017/18 round of 16 second leg.

• Paris have not kept a clean sheet in six UEFA Champions League home games.

• Paris have won only four of their last 11 UEFA Champions League matches (D2 L5), although they have scored in 24 consecutive games in the competition.

• The 2018 defeat by Madrid was Paris's third in 15 matches against Spanish visitors, and second in their last four at the Parc des Princes.

• Paris's home record against Spanish visitors reads W7 D5 L3; overall it is W11 D7 L12. They have won just one of the last nine such encounters, home and away.

Watch Madrid's 3-1 home win against Paris in 2018

Real Madrid
• Third in Spain in 2018/19, this is Madrid's 24th UEFA Champions League campaign – a joint record along with Barcelona. They have qualified for the knockout rounds in all of their 23 seasons, also a competition best.

• Last season Madrid finished first in their section ahead of Roma, Viktoria Plzeň and CSKA Moskva, picking up 12 points from their six matches. They lost both games against CSKA, including a 3-0 reverse at the Santiago Bernabéu on matchday six.

• A team then coached by Santiago Solari won 2-1 at Ajax in the round of 16 first leg, but then suffered a remarkable 4-1 home loss to bow out 5-3 on aggregate – the second leg was Madrid's joint heaviest home European defeat, along with that CSKA reverse.

• Last season was the first since 2009/10 that Madrid had failed to reach the semi-finals or better. This is the 13-time champions' 50th European Cup campaign, more than any other side.

• Madrid have still lost only seven of their last 41 European matches, home and away, winning 27.

• Madrid won three of their four European away matches last season and have triumphed in 14 of their last 22, losing just four.

• Madrid are unbeaten in their last 11 matches with French clubs (W8 D3), going back to a 1-0 loss at Lyon in the 2009/10 round of 16 first leg (1-2 aggregate).

• The Merengues have conceded only two goals in their last seven games against French sides; they scored 15 goals themselves in that period (W6 D1).

• Madrid's record away to Ligue 1 clubs is W6 D3 L6.

Watch six of Zidane's best goals

Links and trivia
• Madrid coach Zinédine Zidane faced Paris four times as a player for Bordeaux and Juventus (W2 D1 L1).

• Thomas Tuchel was Borussia Dortmund coach for their 2-2 draws home and away against Madrid in the 2016/17 group stage.

• Keylor Navas was in goal for Real Madrid's three successive UEFA Champions League victories between 2016 and 2018; he made 162 appearances for the Merengues between 2014 and joining Paris this summer, winning the Liga title in 2016/17, two UEFA Super Cups (2014, 2017) and four FIFA Club World Cups (2014, 2016, 2017, 2018).

• Alphonse Areola made 75 Ligue 1 appearances for Paris between 2013 and 2019, before joining Madrid on loan this summer. He played in both legs of the 2017/18 UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie, and won three Ligue 1 titles, two French Cups and two French League Cups. He spent 2015/16 on loan at Villarreal, making 32 Liga appearances including a 1-0 home win against Madrid on 13 December 2015.

• Ángel Di María made 124 Liga appearances for Madrid between 2010 and 2015, scoring 22 goals, and was named man of the match as the Merengues lifted their tenth European title in 2014 with a 4-1 victory over neighbours Atlético Madrid.

• Pablo Sarabia was a Real Madrid youth and B team player between 2004 and 2011, making his only first-team appearance as a second-half substitute in a 4-0 UEFA Champions League group win against Auxerre in December 2010.

• Ferland Mendy was a youth player at Paris between 2004 and 2012.

• James Rodríguez scored Porto's winner in a 1-0 defeat of Paris in the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League group stage.

• Julian Draxler's Wolfsburg beat Madrid 2-0 in the first leg of the 2015/16 quarter finals; he was also in the side that succumbed to a Cristiano Ronaldo hat-trick in a 3-0 second-leg turnaround in Spain.

• Raphaël Varane's fifth game in the Lens first team was a Coupe de France tie at Paris in January 2011; his side lost 5-1. Varane did help Lens to a 0-0 Ligue 1 draw at the Parc des Princes the following month.

• Karim Benzema faced Paris seven times during his time in France with Lyon (W4 D2 L1). He was part of the Lyon team that beat Paris 1-0 in the Coupe de France final in May 2008.

• Marcelo scored Madrid's goal in a 3-1 defeat by Paris in an Ohio friendly in 2016.

• International team-mates:
Thiago Silva, Marquinhos, Neymar & Éder Militão, Casemiro, Marcelo (Brazil)
Layvin Kurzawa, Presnel Kimpembe, Kylian Mbappé & Ferland Mendy, Alphonse Areola, Raphaël Varane (France)
Julian Draxler, Thilo Kehrer & Toni Kroos (Germany)
Sergio Rico, Juan Bernat, Pablo Sarabia, Ander Herrera & Dani Carvajal, Sergio Ramos, Nacho, Marco Asensio, Isco, Lucas Vázquez (Spain)
Thomas Meunier & Thibaut Courtois, Eden Hazard (Belgium)
Edinson Cavani & Federico Valverde (Uruguay)

Champions League icon: Zinédine Zidane

• Have also played in France:
Karim Benzema (Lyon 2005–09)
Raphaël Varane (Lens 2010/11)
Ferland Mendy (Le Havre 2015–17, Lyon 2017–19)
James Rodríguez (Monaco 2013/14)
Mariano Díaz (Lyon 2017/18)
Eden Hazard (LOSC Lille 2005–12)

• Have also played in Spain:
Neymar (Barcelona 2013–17)
Juan Bernat (Valencia 2011–14)
Pablo Sarabia (Getafe 2011–16, Sevilla 2016–19)
Ander Herrera (Real Zaragoza 2008–11, Athletic Club 2011–14)

• Mauro Icardi played in Spain for Sarratea, Vecindario and Barcelona at youth level.

• Have played together:
Juan Bernat & James Rodríguez (Bayern München 2017/18)

• A Germany team including Kroos and Draxler drew 2-2 against France, who fielded Mbappé, Varane and substitute Kurzawa, in a friendly on 14 November 2017.

• Mbappé was in the France team beaten 2-0 by Spain in a home friendly on 28 March 2017; Ramos, Carvajal, Isco and Nacho featured for the visitors.

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Summer transfers
In: Idrissa Gueye (Everton), Pablo Sarabia (Sevilla), Ander Herrera (Manchester United), Marcin Bulka (Chelsea), Mitchel Bakker (Ajax), Abdou Diallo (Dortmund), Sergio Rico (Sevilla, loan), Keylor Navas (Real Madrid), Mauro Icardi (Internazionale, loan)
Out: Gianluigi Buffon (Juventus), Moussa Diaby (Leverkusen), Dani Alves (São Paulo), Timothy Weah (LOSC Lille), Adrien Rabiot (Juventus), Grzegorz Krychowiak (Lokomotiv Moskva, loan made permanent), Éric Ebimbe (Le Havre, loan), Christopher Nkunku (RB Leipzig), Giovani Lo Celso (Betis, loan made permanent), Virgiliu Postolachi (LOSC Lille), Kevin Trapp (Eintracht Frankfurt), Romaric Yapi (Brighton), Rémy Descamps (Charleroi), Arthur Zagre (Monaco), Stanley Nsoki (Nice), Alphonse Areola (Real Madrid, loan), Jesé Rodríguez (Sporting CP, loan)

• Ángel Di María's next appearance in UEFA club competition will be his 100th.

• Julian Draxler has played in 49 matches in the UEFA Champions League, group stage to final.

• Paris won the French Super Cup on 3 August, defeating French Cup winners Rennes 2-1 thanks to goals from Kylian Mbappé and Di María. It was Paris's ninth win in the competition and their seventh in a row, a new record.

• Rennes, who beat Paris on penalties in last season's French Cup final, defeated them again on 18 August in Brittany in Ligue 1, winning 2-1. That was the second defeat in three league games for the French champions, who ended 2018/19 with a 3-1 loss, this time at Reims.

• Paris have won their other four league games this season, scoring ten goals without conceding. They were 1-0 winners against Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes on Saturday.

• Neymar, who was suspended for the first three Ligue 1 games, made his first appearance for Paris this season against Strasbourg, scoring the only goal two minutes into added time. He sustained a right foot injury at the Copa América, but did play and score for Brazil on 6 September against Colombia in Miami, also providing an assist in a 2-2 draw.

• Neymar has scored 35 goals in 38 Ligue 1 appearances for Paris, who have never lost a league game in which the Brazilian has found the net (W23 D3).

• Mbappé (left hamstring), Edinson Cavani (hip), Ander Herrera (left calf), Draxler and Thilo Kehrer (both foot) all picked up injuries before the international break. Herrera, a second-half substitute, was the only one of the five to feature on Saturday.

Real Madrid
Summer transfers
In: Éder Militão (Porto), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Ferland Mendy (Lyon), Luka Jović (Eintracht), Alphonse Areola (Paris, loan)
Out: Dani Ceballos (Arsenal, loan), Mateo Kovačić (Chelsea), Marcos Llorente (Atlético Madrid), Raúl de Tomás (Benfica), Sergio Reguilón (Sevilla, loan), Martin Ødegaard (Real Sociedad, loan), Theo Hernández (AC Milan), Luca Zidane (Racing, loan), Jesús Vallejo (Wolverhampton, loan), Javi Sánchez (Real Valladolid, loan), Borja Mayoral (Levante, loan), Andriy Lunin (Valladolid, loan), Takefusa Kubo (Mallorca, loan), Keylor Navas (Paris)

• Madrid have won two of their first four league games this season (D2), most recently at home to Levante on Saturday. Goals from Karim Benzema (25, 31) and Casemiro (40) gave the home side a 3-0 lead, but Madrid were left hanging on after a second-half Levante fightback, eventually prevailing 3-2.

• Benzema now has four goals in four Liga games this season.

• New signing Eden Hazard made his Madrid debut as a 60th-minute substitute after recovering from a thigh problem.

• The Merengues were 3-1 winners at Celta Vigo on the opening day of the Liga campaign, their only victory in their last seven away league matches (D3 L3).

• Gareth Bale has scored twice in the opening four Liga games of the season, both in a 2-2 draw at Villarreal on 1 September in which he was also sent off, and was also on target with a late winner in Wales' 2-1 UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying victory against Azerbaijan on 6 September.

• Isco (hamstring) and Brahim Díaz (thigh) are carrying injuries; James Rodriguez recovered from a calf problem to play 90 minutes against Levante.

• Marco Asensio is a long-term absentee having ruptured knee ligaments in a pre-season friendly against Arsenal on 24 July.

• Sergio Ramos scored in Spain's 2-1 UEFA EURO 2020 win against Romania on 5 September, and has eight goals in his last ten international appearances.

• Luka Modrić was on target with a penalty in Croatia's 1-1 draw in Azerbaijan on 9 September – as was Toni Kroos in Germany’s 4-2 defeat by the Netherlands three days later – while Casemiro found the net the same day as Brazil drew 2-2 in a friendly with Colombia.


Squad list Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Keylor NavasCRC15/12/198632 - ----1-39-53-
16Sergio RicoESP01/09/199326 - ------22-37-
40Garissone InnocentFRA16/04/200019 - ----------
2Thiago SilvaBRA22/09/198434 - ----5-714714
3Presnel KimpembeFRA13/08/199524 - ----1-121121
4Thilo KehrerGER21/09/199622 - ----1-7-15-
5MarquinhosBRA14/05/199425 - ----41444444
12Thomas MeunierBEL12/09/199128 - ----2-122475
14Juan BernatESP01/03/199326 - ----4-335486
20Layvin KurzawaFRA04/09/199227 - ----2-203235
22Abdou DialloFRA04/05/199623 - ----4-8-8-
31Colin DagbaFRA09/09/199821 - ----4-1-1-
35Nianzou KouassiFRA07/06/200217 - ----------
36Loïc Mbe SohFRA13/06/200118 - ----------
6Marco VerrattiITA05/11/199226 - ----5-513513
8Leandro ParedesARG29/06/199425 - ----3-2-302
11Ángel Di MaríaARG14/02/198831 - ----5275189924
19Pablo SarabiaESP11/05/199227 - ----5-1823210
21Ander HerreraESP14/08/198930 - ----1-11-424
23Julian DraxlerGER20/09/199325 - ----2-4986411
27Idrissa GueyeSEN26/09/198929 - ----3-6-292
38Adil AouchicheFRA15/07/200217 - ----1-----
7Kylian MbappéFRA20/12/199820 - ----3125142614
9Edinson CavaniURU14/02/198732 - ----3259347848
17Eric Maxim Choupo-MotingGER23/03/198930 - ----33121326
18Mauro IcardiARG19/02/199326 - ----1-642110
-Thomas TuchelGER29/08/197346 - ------18-36-
Real Madrid CF - Squad list
Current seasonAll-time
1Alphonse AreolaFRA27/02/199326 - ------17-22-
13Thibaut CourtoisBEL11/05/199227 - ----4-33-52-
26Diego AltubeESP22/02/200019 - ----------
30Javier BelmanESP04/10/199820 - ----------
2Dani CarvajalESP11/01/199227 - ----3-481542
3Éder MilitãoBRA18/01/199821 - ----1-9292
4Sergio RamosESP30/03/198633S----4-1191112914
5Raphaël VaraneFRA25/04/199326 - ----4-662692
12MarceloBRA12/05/198831 - ----3-939979
19Álvaro OdriozolaESP14/12/199523 - ----1-3-91
23Ferland MendyFRA08/06/199524 - ----1-8-15-
32Sergio LópezESP08/04/199920 - ----------
34Manu HernandoESP19/07/199821 - ----------
35AdriESP26/02/199920 - ----------
39JaviESP02/05/199821 - ----------
40Víctor ChustESP05/03/200019 - ----------
7Eden HazardBEL07/01/199128 - ----1-4488216
8Toni KroosGER04/01/199029 - ----419781099
10Luka ModrićCRO09/09/198534 - ----2-76510510
14CasemiroBRA23/02/199227 - ----41525576
15Federico ValverdeURU22/07/199821 - ----1-4-4-
16James RodríguezCOL12/07/199128 - ----2-515646
17Lucas VázquezESP01/07/199128 - ----41333363
21Brahim DíazESP03/08/199920 - ------3-3-
22IscoESP21/04/199227 - ----2-658719
36MartínESP01/03/199920 - ----------
38Álvaro BravoESP04/02/199821 - ----------
41Marvin ParkESP03/07/200019 - ----------
42Miguel BaezaESP27/03/200019 - ----------
43Antonio BlancoESP23/07/200019 - ----------
9Karim BenzemaFRA19/12/198731 - ----441126011661
11Gareth BaleWAL16/07/198930 - ----3261208624
18Luka JovićSRB23/12/199721 - ----4-1-1710
24Mariano DíazESP01/08/199326 - ------61153
25Vinícius JúniorBRA12/07/200019 - ----4-4-4-
27RodrygoBRA09/01/200118 - ----------
29Pedro RuizESP30/03/200019 - ----------
33Fran GarcíaESP14/08/199920 - ----------
37FranchuARG12/05/199821 - ----------
-Zinédine ZidaneFRA23/06/197247 - ------33-35-

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Head coach Only this chapter

Thomas Tuchel

Date of birth: 29 August 1973
Nationality: German
Playing career: Augsburg U19s, Stuttgarter Kickers, Ulm
Coaching career:
Stuttgart (youth coach and U19s assistant coach), Augsburg (U19s, academy coordinator and reserves), Mainz (U19s), Mainz, Borussia Dortmund, Paris Saint-Germain

• Tuchel had a fairly undistinguished playing career, retiring prematurely in 1998 due to injury. His first off-pitch role was with the Stuttgart youth team. He subsequently joined Augsburg, where he coached the U19s and reserve sides as well as serving as academy coordinator.

• Tuchel moved to Mainz in 2008 and was initially in charge of the U19s, whom he led to a German title. A year after joining the club, Tuchel succeeded Jørn Andersen as coach of the senior team. He went on to help the club qualify twice for the UEFA Europa League, though Mainz were eliminated at the third qualifying round stage on both occasions.

• He took over from Jürgen Klopp in the Dortmund dugout prior to the 2015/16 campaign and led his side to the UEFA Europa League quarter-finals, where they came up against Klopp's Liverpool team – and lost 5-4 on aggregate.

• Dortmund fared well under Tuchel in the Bundesliga in 2015/16, racking up 78 points to finish second behind Bayern München and qualify automatically for the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League group stage. They were also beaten by Bayern in the German Cup final in Tuchel's debut season.

• Tuchel's first coaching honour followed in 2016/17, Dortmund overcoming Eintracht Frankfurt 3-1 in the German Cup final in what proved to be his last match in charge; he left the club three days later and returned to football 12 months later, signing a two-year deal to replace Unai Emery at Paris and winning the club's second successive league title in his first season in charge to earn a contract extension until 2021.


Zinédine Zidane

Date of birth: 23 June 1972
Nationality: French
Playing career: Cannes, Bordeaux, Juventus, Real Madrid
Coaching career: Real Madrid (twice)

• Born in Marseille to Algerian immigrant parents, Zidane took his first steps towards footballing superstardom at Cannes, transferring to Bordeaux in 1992. Blossomed into a French international, scoring twice on his debut against the Czech Republic in August 1994. Left Bordeaux after helping them reach the 1996 UEFA Cup final and joined Juventus, where he was a Serie A winner and UEFA Champions League runner-up in each of his first two seasons. Made a then world-record €78m switch to Madrid in 2001.

• Inspired France to 1998 FIFA World Cup glory – scoring two headers in the Saint-Denis final against Brazil – and at UEFA EURO 2000, where he was player of the tournament; winner of the Ballon d'Or in 1998, he was also voted FIFA World Player of the Year in 1998, 2000 and 2003.

• Made it third time lucky in the UEFA Champions League final by hitting a spectacular volleyed winner in Madrid's 2-1 victory over Bayer Leverkusen in the 2002 showpiece at Hampden Park. Landed the UEFA Super Cup, European/South American Cup and Spanish Liga the following season.

• Announced his international retirement after UEFA EURO 2004 yet returned a year later and proved inspirational at the 2006 World Cup – especially with a virtuoso display in a quarter-final triumph over holders Brazil; however, was dismissed for a headbutt on Marco Materazzi in the final against Italy, the last match of his career.

• Became assistant to Carlo Ancelotti in 2013/14, the season Madrid claimed their tenth European title. Took charge of Real Madrid Castilla for the next campaign, and in January 2016 succeeded Rafael Benítez as head coach, leading the club to yet another European Cup that May – the seventh to lift the trophy as player and coach. Added the UEFA Super Cup three months later, making him the fifth man to win that trophy in both guises, and finished 2016/17 by becoming the first coach to win successive UEFA Champions Leagues, also guiding Madrid to a first Liga title in five years.

• Made history in 2017/18 by steering Madrid to another UEFA Champions League, thus becoming the first coach to win the trophy three years running; stepped down five days after victory in Kyiv but returned to the post on 11 March 2019, signing a contract until 2022.


Match officials Only this chapter

  • RefereeAnthony Taylor (ENG)
  • Assistant refereesGary Beswick (ENG) , Adam Nunn (ENG)
  • Video Assistant RefereeStuart Attwell (ENG)
  • Assistant Video Assistant RefereePaul Tierney (ENG)
  • Fourth officialMartin Atkinson (ENG)
  • UEFA DelegateRainer Koch (GER)
  • UEFA Referee observerHerbert Fandel (GER)


NameDate of birthUEFA Champions League matchesUEFA matches
Anthony Taylor20/10/19781649

Anthony Taylor

Referee since: 2002
First division: 2010
FIFA badge: 2013

Tournaments: 2017 FIFA U-17 World Cup, 2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

2015 UEFA European Under-19 Championship

UEFA Champions League matches involving teams from the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
03/11/2015UCLGSFC AstanaClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Astana
08/12/2015UCLGSParis Saint-GermainFC Shakhtar Donetsk2-0Paris
31/10/2017UCLGSOlympiacos FCFC Barcelona0-0Piraeus
24/10/2018UCLGSBorussia DortmundClub Atlético de Madrid4-0Dortmund

Other matches involving teams from either of the two countries involved in this match

DateCompetitionStage reachedHomeAwayResultVenue
07/06/2013U19ELITESpainGreece2-0Starogard Gdański
23/10/2014UELGSFC Internazionale MilanoAS Saint-Étienne0-0Milan
03/11/2015UCLGSFC AstanaClub Atlético de Madrid0-0Astana
08/12/2015UCLGSParis Saint-GermainFC Shakhtar Donetsk2-0Paris
10/03/2016UELR16FC Basel 1893Sevilla FC0-0Basel
09/03/2017UELR16Olympique LyonnaisAS Roma4-2Decines
31/10/2017UCLGSOlympiacos FCFC Barcelona0-0Piraeus
15/03/2018UELR16Athletic ClubOlympique de Marseille1-2Bilbao
24/10/2018UCLGSBorussia DortmundClub Atlético de Madrid4-0Dortmund
20/02/2019UELR32Sevilla FCSS Lazio2-0Seville
14/03/2019UELR16FC KrasnodarValencia CF1-1Krasnodar

Last updated 09/10/2020 14:02CET

Fixtures and results Only this chapter

Paris Saint-GermainFixtures and results
11/08/2019LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (H)W 3-0Cavani 24 (P), Mbappé 56, Di María 69
18/08/2019LeagueStade Rennais FC (A)L 1-2Cavani 36
25/08/2019LeagueToulouse FC (H)W 4-0Choupo-Moting 50, 75, Goncalves 55 (og), Marquinhos 83
30/08/2019LeagueFC Metz (A)W 2-0Di María 11 (P), Choupo-Moting 43
14/09/2019LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (H)W 1-0Neymar 90+2
18/09/2019UCLReal Madrid CF (H)
22/09/2019LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (A)
25/09/2019LeagueStade de Reims (H)
28/09/2019LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (A)
01/10/2019UCLGalatasaray AŞ (A)
05/10/2019LeagueAngers SCO (H)
19/10/2019LeagueOGC Nice (A)
22/10/2019UCLClub Brugge (A)
27/10/2019LeagueOlympique de Marseille (H)
02/11/2019LeagueDijon FCO (A)
06/11/2019UCLClub Brugge (H)
09/11/2019LeagueStade Brestois 29 (A)
23/11/2019LeagueLOSC Lille (H)
26/11/2019UCLReal Madrid CF (A)
30/11/2019LeagueAS Monaco FC (A)
04/12/2019LeagueFC Nantes (H)
07/12/2019LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (A)
11/12/2019UCLGalatasaray AŞ (H)
15/12/2019LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (A)
21/12/2019LeagueAmiens (H)
12/01/2020LeagueAS Monaco FC (H)
26/01/2020LeagueLOSC Lille (A)
01/02/2020LeagueMontpellier Hérault SC (H)
05/02/2020LeagueFC Nantes (A)
09/02/2020LeagueOlympique Lyonnais (H)
15/02/2020LeagueAmiens (A)
22/02/2020LeagueFC Girondins de Bordeaux (H)
29/02/2020LeagueDijon FCO (H)
07/03/2020LeagueRacing Club de Strasbourg Alsace (A)
14/03/2020LeagueOGC Nice (H)
22/03/2020LeagueOlympique de Marseille (A)
05/04/2020LeagueFC Metz (H)
11/04/2020LeagueAngers SCO (A)
18/04/2020LeagueAS Saint-Étienne (H)
26/04/2020LeagueStade de Reims (A)
02/05/2020LeagueStade Brestois 29 (H)
09/05/2020LeagueToulouse FC (A)
16/05/2020LeagueStade Rennais FC (H)
23/05/2020LeagueNîmes Olympique SC (A)
1Paris Saint-Germain540111212
2Stade Rennais FC53116310
3FC Nantes 53115310
4Olympique de Marseille53117610
5LOSC Lille5302759
6OGC Nice5302879
7Angers SCO5302999
8Olympique Lyonnais52211248
9FC Girondins de Bordeaux5221758
10Toulouse FC5221678
11Stade de Reims5212427
12Montpellier Hérault SC5212447
13Stade Brestois 295131356
14Nîmes Olympique SC5122675
15AS Saint-Étienne5122585
17FC Metz5113484
18Racing Club de Strasbourg Alsace5032363
19AS Monaco FC50237142
20Dijon FCO5014171
Real Madrid CFFixtures and results
17/08/2019LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (A)W 3-1Benzema 12, Kroos 61, Lucas Vázquez 80
24/08/2019LeagueReal Valladolid CF (H)D 1-1Benzema 82
01/09/2019LeagueVillarreal CF (A)D 2-2Bale 45+1, 86
14/09/2019LeagueLevante UD (H)W 3-2Benzema 25, 31, Casemiro 40
18/09/2019UCLParis Saint-Germain (A)
22/09/2019LeagueSevilla FC (A)
25/09/2019LeagueCA Osasuna (H)
28/09/2019LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (A)
01/10/2019UCLClub Brugge (H)
05/10/2019LeagueGranada CF (H)
19/10/2019LeagueRCD Mallorca (A)
22/10/2019UCLGalatasaray AŞ (A)
27/10/2019LeagueFC Barcelona (A)
30/10/2019LeagueCD Leganés (H)
03/11/2019LeagueReal Betis Balompié (H)
06/11/2019UCLGalatasaray AŞ (H)
10/11/2019LeagueSD Eibar (A)
24/11/2019LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (H)
26/11/2019UCLParis Saint-Germain (H)
01/12/2019LeagueDeportivo Alavés (A)
08/12/2019LeagueRCD Espanyol (H)
11/12/2019UCLClub Brugge (A)
15/12/2019LeagueValencia CF (A)
22/12/2019LeagueAthletic Club (H)
05/01/2020LeagueGetafe CF (A)
19/01/2020LeagueSevilla FC (H)
26/01/2020LeagueReal Valladolid CF (A)
02/02/2020LeagueClub Atlético de Madrid (H)
09/02/2020LeagueCA Osasuna (A)
16/02/2020LeagueRC Celta de Vigo (H)
23/02/2020LeagueLevante UD (A)
01/03/2020LeagueFC Barcelona (H)
08/03/2020LeagueReal Betis Balompié (A)
15/03/2020LeagueSD Eibar (H)
22/03/2020LeagueValencia CF (H)
05/04/2020LeagueReal Sociedad de Fútbol (A)
12/04/2020LeagueRCD Mallorca (H)
22/04/2020LeagueRCD Espanyol (A)
26/04/2020LeagueGetafe CF (H)
03/05/2020LeagueAthletic Club (A)
10/05/2020LeagueDeportivo Alavés (H)
13/05/2020LeagueGranada CF (A)
17/05/2020LeagueVillarreal CF (H)
24/05/2020LeagueCD Leganés (A)
1Sevilla FC43105110
2Club Atlético de Madrid4301549
3Real Madrid CF4220968
4Athletic Club4220418
5FC Barcelona42111277
6Granada CF4211957
7Real Sociedad de Fútbol4211437
8Levante UD4202656
9CA Osasuna4130436
10Villarreal CF41211085
11Deportivo Alavés4121225
12Real Valladolid CF4121455
13Valencia CF4112574
14RCD Mallorca4112244
15Real Betis Balompié4112694
16RC Celta de Vigo4112364
17RCD Espanyol4112264
18Getafe CF4031343
19SD Eibar4013471
20CD Leganés4004170

Last updated 09/10/2020 12:13CET

Match-by-match lineups Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Group A - Group Standings
    Club Brugge0000000
    Galatasaray AŞ0000000
    Paris Saint-Germain0000000
    Real Madrid CF0000000
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Real Madrid CF
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Galatasaray AŞ-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Club Brugge-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Real Madrid CF-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Galatasaray AŞ

Real Madrid CF

  • UEFA Champions League - Group stage
    Matchday 1 (18/09/2019)
    Paris Saint-Germain-Real Madrid CF
  • Matchday 2 (01/10/2019)
    Real Madrid CF-Club Brugge
  • Matchday 3 (22/10/2019)
    Galatasaray AŞ-Real Madrid CF
  • Matchday 4 (06/11/2019)
    Real Madrid CF-Galatasaray AŞ
  • Matchday 5 (26/11/2019)
    Real Madrid CF-Paris Saint-Germain
  • Matchday 6 (11/12/2019)
    Club Brugge-Real Madrid CF

Last updated 09/10/2020 12:00CET

Competition facts Only this chapter

Team facts Only this chapter

Paris Saint-Germain
Nickname: PSG

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup (1): 1996, (1997)
• UEFA Super Cup: (1996)
• UEFA Intertoto Cup (1): 2001

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 8 (2019)
French Cup: 12 (2018)
French League Cup: 8 (2018)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16
round of 16
2015/16: quarter-finals
UEFA Europa League group stage
2010/11: UEFA Europa League round of 16
2009/10: did not take part in UEFA club competition

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
7-1 twice, most recently v Celtic
22/11/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Biggest away win
three times, most recently v Celtic
12/09/17, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-6: Paris v Juventus
15/01/97, UEFA Super Cup first leg

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v Paris
08/03/17, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final)
• Biggest home win
7-1: Paris v Celtic (see above)

• Biggest away win
0-5 three times, most recently v Celtic (see above)

• Heaviest home defeat
0-3: Paris v Chelsea
14/09/04, group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
6-1: Barcelona v Paris (see above)


Real Madrid CF
Nickname: Los Merengues (The Meringues)

UEFA club competition honours (runners-up in brackets)
• European Cup/UEFA Champions League (13): 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1960, (1962), (1964), 1966, (1981), 1998, 2000, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018
• UEFA Cup (2): 1985, 1986
• UEFA Cup Winners' Cup: (1971), (1983)
• UEFA Super Cup (4): (1998), (2000), 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017, (2018)
• European/South American Cup (3): 1960, (1966), 1998, (2000), 2002

Domestic honours (most recent triumph in brackets)
League title: 33 (2017)
Spanish Cup: 19 (2014)

Ten-year European record (UEFA Champions League unless indicated otherwise)
round of 16
round of 16

UEFA club competition

• Biggest home win
9-0: Madrid v Odense
25/10/61, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round second leg

• Biggest away win
0-8: Olympiakos Nicosia v Madrid
24/09/69, European Champion Clubs' Cup first round first leg

• Heaviest home defeat
Madrid v Ajax
05/03/19, UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg
Madrid v CSKA Moskva
12/12/18, UEFA Champions League group stage

• Heaviest away defeat
5-0 twice, most recently v AC Milan
19/04/89, European Champion Clubs' Cup semi-final second leg

UEFA Champions League (group stage to final only)
• Biggest home win
8-0: Madrid v Malmö
08/12/15, group stage

• Biggest away win
0-6: APOEL v Madrid
21/11/17, group stage

• Heaviest home defeat
1-4: Madrid v Ajax (see above)
0-3: Madrid v CSKA Moskva (see above)

• Heaviest away defeat
4-0: Liverpool v Madrid
10/11/09, round of 16 second leg



The all-time record of the competing clubs in UEFA club competition.

UEFA club competition: These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records in UEFA club competition defined as European Champion Clubs' Cup, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League, UEFA Cup Winner's Cup UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Intertoto Cup and European/South American Cup. Matches in the Inter-Cities Fairs Cup and the 1972 Super Cup are not included as they were not held under UEFA auspices, while the FIFA Club World Cup is excluded.

Match officials

UCL: Total matches officiated in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.

UEFA: Total matches officiated in UEFA club competition including all qualifying round matches. Matches where the official has acted as the fourth official are not included in these statistics. These are the official statistics considered valid for communicating official records.


Club competitions
  • UCL: UEFA Champions League
  • ECCC: European Champion Clubs' Cup
  • UEL: UEFA Europa League
  • UCUP: UEFA Cup
  • UCWC: UEFA Cup Winners' Cup
  • SCUP: UEFA Super Cup
  • UIC: UEFA Intertoto Cup
  • ICF: Inter-Cities Fairs Cup
National team competitions
  • EURO: UEFA European Football Championship
  • WC: FIFA World Cup
  • CONFCUP: FIFA Confederations Cup
  • FRIE: Friendly internationals
  • U21FRIE: Under-21 friendly internationals
  • U21: UEFA European Under-21 Championship
  • U17: UEFA Under-17 Championship
  • U16: UEFA European Under-16 Championship
  • U19: UEFA Under-19 Championship
  • U18: UEFA European Under-18 Championship
  • WWC: FIFA Women's World Cup
  • WEURO: UEFA European Women's Championship

Competition stages

  • F: Final
  • GS: Group stage
  • GS1: First group stage
  • GS2: Second group stage
  • 3QR: Third qualifying round
  • R1: First round
  • R2: Second round
  • R3: Third round
  • R4: Fourth round
  • PR: Preliminary round
  • SF: Semi-finals
  • QF: Quarter-finals
  • R16: round of 16
  • QR: Qualifying round
  • R32: Round of 32
  • 1QR: First qualifying round
  • 1st: first leg
  • 2QR: Second qualifying round
  • 2nd: second leg
  • FT: Final tournament
  • PO: Play-off
  • ELITE: Elite round
  • Rep: Replay
  • 3rdPO: Third-place play-off
  • PO - FT: Play-off for Final Tournament
  • GS-FT: Group stage – final tournament

Other abbreviations

  • (aet): After extra time
  • pens: Penalties
  • No.: Number
  • og: Own goal
  • ag: Match decided on away goals
  • P: Penalty
  • agg: Aggregate
  • Pld: Matches played
  • AP: Appearances
  • Pos.: Position
  • Comp.: Competition
  • Pts: Points
  • D: Drawn
  • R: Sent off (straight red card)
  • DoB: Date of birth
  • Res.: Result
  • ET: Extra Time
  • sg: Match decided by silver goal
  • GA: Goals against
  • t: Match decided by toss of a coin
  • GF: Goals for
  • W: Won
  • gg: Match decided by golden goal
  • Y: Booked
  • L: Lost
  • Y/R: Sent off (two yellow cards)
  • Nat.: Nationality
  • N/A: Not applicable
  • f: Match forfeited


  • -: Denotes player substituted
  • +: Denotes player introduced
  • *: Denotes player sent off
  • +/-: Denotes player introduced and substituted

Squad list

  • D: Disciplinary
  • *: Misses next match if booked
  • S: Suspended
  • UCLQ: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances in the qualifying rounds and play-offs only
  • UCL: Current season total UEFA Champions League appearances from group stage onwards prior to current matchday
  • UCL: Total appearances in the UEFA Champions League from 1992/93 season, group stage to final only
  • UEFA: All-time total appearances in UEFA club competition including qualifying
  • Disclaimer: Although UEFA has taken all reasonable care that the information contained within this document is accurate at the time of publication, no representation or guarantee (including liability towards third parties), expressed or implied, is made as to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. Therefore, UEFA assumes no liability for the use or interpretation of information contained herein. More information can be found in the competition regulations available on