Real Madrid V PSG - As it happened.
FT: Real Madrid 2 - 2 PSG. Real Madrid and PSG played out a thriller this evening in the Bernabeu. It proved to be a clash of the titans and both sides may feel that they could have won the game. Madrid will feel slightly more aggrieved having held a 2-0 lead with 10 minutes to play.
OFF THE POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BALE STRIKES THE WOODWORK! The Welshman curls a brilliant effort towards goal, away from the dive of Navas. The PSG keeper is beaten, but the ball cannons off the right post and bounces to safety.
Modric is brought down 25 yards from goal. Madrid will have one last opportunity to snatch the three points from the free-kick in a central position.
Four minutes of added time!
Meunier is booked for tackle to Bale.
CHANCE! Varane misses his second opening of the game. He rises at the near post to head Kroos' pinpoint delivery towards goal, but he can only direct his effort wide of the post.
SARABIA EQUALISES WITH A STUNNER!!! 2-2!!! The game turns on its head in a matter of minutes. The French champions find themselves level courtesy of a super strike from Sarabia. He latches on to a loose ball in the box from Bernat's deflected cross. There's still work to do, but he belts his left-footed strike on the half-volley into the top corner.
Isco goes off and is replaced by Rodrygo.
PSG aren't out of this one yet!!!! Mbappe pulls one back almost straight away as he taps in following a low cross from the right.
AND PSG ANSWER BACK WITH A GOAL FROM MBAPPE!!!!
2-0 MADRID!!! The Frenchman notches his second of the contest with a well-placed header from close range. Marcelo collects a lay-off from Isco and floats a cross to the back post. Benzema rises to direct his header downwards away from Navas into the bottom-left corner. A fine finish from the forward.
GOAAAAAAAAALLLLLL KARIM BENZEMA!!!
Luka Modric replaces the young Fede Valverde!
Meunier rises well in the air to deflect Varane's header away from goal as the defender was allowed to drift into space from a Kroos' corner.
He is replaced by Gareth Bale, who booed, as expected.
Tottenham lead! Serge Aurier scores with a wonderful strike on the half-volley from one corner of the six-yard box after excellent work by Dele Alli.
Hazard gets a sore one on the ankle from a poor challenge from Meunier. The right-back somehow manages to avoid a booking for the tackle on his compatriot.
WIDE! Marcelo opens up the PSG defence with a pass to Hazard in the left inside channel. The Belgian drills a low ball into the middle for Varane, but the Frenchman places his effort wide of the post.
CLOSE! Marcelo weaves his way down the left flank and fires a low cross towards the near post. Isco makes the run and steers a strike towards goal, only to be denied by Navas.
Di Maria whips a corner into the box for the visitors, which is cleared as far as Meunier, but he sees his drive head behind for a goal-kick.
Fede Valverde slots a ball through to Hazard, who cuts back. Isco receives on the other side, but cannot shoot so back-heels to Marcelo. The Brazilian's cross is blocked out for a throw-in.
Valverde opens up room for Kroos to run with a precise pass. However, the German takes the wrong option in the box and loses possession.
SAVE! Navas denies Madrid once again. The home side raid down the left through Marcelo and he cuts a cross to the back post for Benzema to strike. He sends his attempt low towards the net, but Navas gets across to make the vital block.
About to get back underway! Neymar replaces Gueye. PSG's attacking force is slightly terrifying now.
HT: Real Madrid 1 - 0 PSG. What an eventful first half! The French club dominated the first fifteen minutes, but Karim Benzema and Hazard started causing trouble for PSG's defense until the Frenchman broke through. It's a leveled game, and after some controversy with VAR, there will no doubt be more to come! See you in 15!
Confusion reigns at the Bernabeu. Even the Madrid supporters seem confused by that one and Tuchel is furious on the sideline. Three minutes of added time...
WHAT IS GOING ON HERE! Di Maria releases the run of Icardi through on goal and he takes a touch to get past the onrushing Courtois. The Belgian brings down the forward on the edge of the box, denying him a goalscoring opportunity. The referee brandishes a red card. However, on review he goes back for a shove on Marcelo by Gueye in the middle of the park. He chalks off the red card and a potential penalty for PSG in the process. Incredible.
RED CARD FOR COURTOIS!! He brings down Icardi and it could lead to a penalty, but VAR will check it first.
SAVE! Navas is inspired this evening against his former club. Kroos rolls the ball into the left inside channel for Marcelo to strike. He sends a powerful low strike towards the middle of the net, but Navas reacts to make the stop before PSG clear the danger
OVER! Casemiro takes one touch to bound forward before unleashing a powerful strike at goal. It takes a huge deflection off Marquinhos and loops towards the top-right corner, but drifts just over the bar.
PSG have forced their way back into the contest, but are lacking a clinical edge to get the equaliser. Can Zidane win this?
SAVE! Courtois has to launch himself to his right to deny Verratti from distance. The Italian connects well with his strike, but the Madrid keeper watches it all the way to make the stop.
Mbappe twists and turns down the left flank to open up space for a strike on his left boot. Courtois palms it out into the box, and fortunately for him it bounces to Kroos rather than Di Maria.
PSG are having to work really hard defensively despite a strong start from their attacking force. Madrid are using the ball well in the final third, bringing Isco and Hazard into the contest.
OVER! Kroos works a second corner towards Marcelo on the edge of the box and the Brazilian goes for the drive, but he sends his attempt narrowly over the top.
SAVE! Hazard works a pass inside to Benzema in the box and he almost bundles his way past three PSG defenders to poke an effort at goal. However. Navas is sharp off his line and he makes the block with his legs.
Benzema has now scored 51 goals for Real Madrid in the Champions League. Impressive!
BENZEMA CONVERTS FROM CLOSE RANGE!! 1-0 MADRID!!! The home side break the deadlock after cutting open the PSG defence with a slick attacking move. Valverde and Carvajal combine with a neat one-two down the right flank. Valverde sends a low cross towards Isco in the box and the Spaniard sidefoots towards goal. His effort hits the post, but Benzema is in the right place at the time to knock home the rebound.
CHANCE! Real Madrid get their first real chance in a game that's otherwise been dominated by the visitors. Kroos creates half-a-yard of space on the edge of the box and he goes for a strike on his right foot, only to blast his effort well over the bar.
OVER! Mbappe makes a neat turn down the right flank and he hangs a cross deep to the back post for Icardi, but the Argentine can only glance his header over the bar.
Madrid are trying to get their foot on the ball to build a rhythm in their passing game. However, the visitors are defending well enough at the moment.
Isco involved a lot so far, dropping deep and pulling the strings. It's a midfield diamond for Madrid here, with the former Malaga man the furthest forward, but he's moving around a lot.
Meunier bursts forward from the back and tries to slide a throughball into the path of Mbappe, but the pass is a tad underhit and the forward cannot take it in stride. He is forced out to the right flank, although he does win a free-kick. Strong start from PSG here!
Amazing chance for PSG in the first few minutes as Mbappe makes a quick solo run, with only Varane managing to stop him.
AND WE'RE OFF!
Former Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas is in goal for the French champions, but on-loan Alphonse Areola is only on the bench... This is one of those clashes where the anticipation because of the players involved will be playing a huge role.
As for PSG, a couple of surprises there. Neymar and Edinson Cavani start on the bench, with Kylian Mbappe returning to action in the front three alongside Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria.
Fede Valverde keeps his place after impressing of late, while playmaker Isco is handed a first start since featuring in the 1-0 defeat to RCD Mallorca last month.
Here we are... Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has had a rare dilemma of having several options to choose from with Gareth Bale and Rodrygo both left on the bench tonight.
PSG starting XI: Navas - Meunier, Silva (c), Kimpembe, Bernat - Marquinhos, Gueye, Verratti - Di Maria, Icardi, Mbappe.
Real Madrid starting XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Kroos, Casemiro, Valverde, Isco, Hazard, Benzema.
Tuchel's men will be looking to confirm their spot at the top of the group against Zidane's men... Let's take a look at the line-ups shall we?
Hello and welcome to our minute to minute coverage of this HUGE Champions League clash!