Paris Saint-Germain – Real Madrid preview: Los Blancos look to maintain perfect...

Paris Saint-Germain – Real Madrid preview: Los Blancos look to maintain perfect start

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Real Madrid will seek to maintain their perfect start to the Champions League season in the toughest game Rafa Benitez has faced since he arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Los Blancos will pay a visit to the highest-spending club in the world, Paris Saint-Germain, who have also won their two previous matches of the group stage.

Benitez will miss many important players, as Gareth Bale has also joined the injured players list due to a problem in his left calf.

With Karim Benzema also on the sidelines, Cristiano Ronaldo will most likely have Lucas Vazquez as his couple in the attack.

On the other hand, Los Merengues will recover Luka Modric, who will feature in midfield alongside Toni Kroos, Isco, and probably Casemiro as well.

James Rodriguez, Pepe and Daniel Carvajal remain on the sidelines, so Danilo will start again at right-back while Raphael Varane and Sergio Ramos will be the centre-back pair.

PSG also have injury problems of their own and will miss defender David Luiz and goalkeeper Kevin Trapp. On the other hand, they will recover former Los Blancos target Marco Verratti.

Angel di Maria will face their former team from the first time since he left the Santiago Bernabeu. He is expected to feature from the start alongside Lucas, Cavani and Ibrahimovic.

Possible line-ups:

Paris Saint-Germain: Sirigu; Aurier, Silva, Marquinhos, Maxwell; Motta, Pastore, Di Maria; Lucas, Cavani, Ibrahimovic.

Real Madrid: Navas; Danilo, Varane, Ramos, Marcelo; Modric, Casemiro, Kroos; Vazquez, Ronaldo, Isco.