Real Madrid squad for PSG opener in Champions League

The Real Madrid manager has announced his 19 players for the matchday squad heading to the French capital for the first assault on the Champions League.

Rodrygo, jugador brasileño del Real Madrid.

Real Madrid have announced the matchday squad picked by Zinedine Zidane ahead of the first game of the Champions League group stage 2019/20. And what a game to get the competition underway as they fly into the French capital to face up against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc de Princes.

Rodrygo Goes

Most of the names on the list were expected with only a few doubts over players that have found themselves on the fringe of the games so far this season. Young Brazilian Rorygo Goes makes the trip while Mariano - a striker that had appeared to be on his way to Sevilla in the summer - and Brahim have been left behind.

Captain Sergio Ramos and fellow defender Nacho are both suspended for the game, which means that it will very possibly be an unlikely start for new signing Militao alongside Varane. Another addition to the side in the summer, Ferland Mendy, is also expected to start, with Marcelo ruled out with injury.

The eagerly anticipated game kicks off on Wednesday 18 September at 21:00 CEST, and you can follow all the action live with AS English from around an hour before.

Real Madrid squad for PSG

Goalkeepers: Courtois, Areola, Altube

Defenders: Carvajal, Militao, Varane, Odriozola, Mendy, De la Fuente

Midfielders: Kroos, Casemiro, James

Forwards: Hazard, Benzema, Bale, Lucas Vázquez, Jovic, Vinicius, Rodrygo