Live blog of all the action from tonight
Kick off: 7:45pm
Stadium: Santiago Bernabèu
Round of 16 Leg 1
Nacho R.Varane S.Ramos Marcelo
L. Modric Casemiro T.Kroos
K.Benzema Cristiano Ronaldo
Neymar E. Canavi. K.Mbappe
A. Rabiot G.Lo Celso M.Verratti
Y.Berchiche. P.Kimpembe Marquinhos D.Alves
Real Madrid vs. PSG. Valentine’s Day. It’s a date. pic.twitter.com/LaDy7jwaF7
— B/R Football (@brfootball) 14 February 2018
A lot of hype for the game, using day with Neymar and Ronaldo sitting at a table having dinner, making aware of the fact that it is St. Valentines day today.
19:45 KICK OFF!
5 MIN RONALDOOOOOOOO wide! He’s played into the right channel – it’s definitely a 4-4-2 diamond for Real – and Ronaldo shoots early across goal. His angles aren’t quite right and the ball lands wide of the far post. It’s a great start here!
Run by Marcelo! He move where he runs wide then comes inside the pitch and just keeps going, jumps one tackle, Benzema plays the one two and Marcelo gets into the box!
The corner is played short, and a shot from distance! Saved! The crowd loves it, Real Madrid have all the momentum.
Neymar goes down under a foul by Nacho. It’s a foul, sure, but Neymar does his best to get him booked and Nacho is now a watched man. He isn’t actually shown a yellow card but the referee indicates that’s his ‘one’ gone.
Neymar is very good at the football. He comes inside this time and sneaks a smart skilful pass towards Yuri who gets poor shot away. Navas dives… but it’s wide!
Marcelo’s actually fine. I was pretty sure that injury was terminal after the noise he made but he seems to be fine, albeit clutching his arm.
Ronaldo turns up on the left and goes for some stepovers before passing back to Marcelo. He whips a cross to the front post… and Benzema can’t reach it.
PSG are able to break, Neymar is wide left, he takes on Nacho and sends a great pass into the area for Cavani! Varane dives and gets to the ball first, then knocks the ball up into the air. Great defending!
NEYMAR NEAR THE BACK POST! Goes Wide. The crowd unhappy as seems Neymar controls the ball on his hand before trying to shoot. Neymar tries to win the ball back off Nacho shortly after and swings a kick at his ankle, sending Nacho rolling around the floor and winning a yellow card from the referee.
PSG have grown into the game a little and Neymar is beginning to find space. He runs wide into the box, just manages to stay on his feet and then drills a low pass into the box but Real cope with it and Isco tries to break. PSG get everyone back.
Teal move everyone up to the half way line, Marcelo cross to the back post, Benzema able keeps it alive, Isco crosses for Ronaldo… and the linesman says offside, which seems to be wrong.
Neymar seem to be all over this game at the moment creating and being dangerous going forward for PSG
Free-kick to Real Madird! Isco steals the ball from Veratti, Lo Celso chases to cover and clips the Spaniard on the edge of the D. It’s a yellow card for the PSG man. Ronaldo stands over the ball… will he hit the wall this time? He hits the wall every time!
DIP SHOT BY RONALDO JUST OVER THE BAR , GREAT SHOT!!!
Neymar is in! PSG have men over! Take too long and slips over !! The chance is gone, for PSG. Real Madrid then breaks, Marcelo spots Ronaldo at the back post and see Ronaldo cross early around the defence low into Ronaldo’s path… Ronaldo gets contact and it GOES STRAIGHT TO KEEPER
Adrien Rabiot 33′
Pass out wide to Mbappe cross then is knock down in the box before Rabiot hit the ball into the back of the net
How will Real Madrid react to that? Ronaldo tries to get the troops revved up, Kroos goes into a bad tackle on Mbappe, PSG drop a little deeper.
Neymar waits then dribbles his way into the box. Cavani spins off and then with one touch has space and a chance to shoot… but puts his effort wide from 12 yards! Real Madrid defence carved open so easily there, Shocking !!
SCRAMBLE in the PSG box , but the ball just won’t fall for Real Madrid, a chance lost for Madrid
Benzama shoots and was saved, then a short corner taken quickly, Kroos dribbles into the box and Lo Celso brings him down. Le Celso get off lightly with a yellow card
GOAL!!!!!!!!! RONALDO SCORES!!! The penalty top left-corner . Great Penalty!