Real Madrid RMA
Benzema 16', 78'
Kylian Mbappe 80', Sarabia 82'

PSG battle back for draw against rampant Real Madrid

Robbie Dunne

PSG - Real Madrid live online: UEFA Champions League

Real Madrid vs PSG: as it happened!


2-2 it ends. Benzema with a double and a quick reply from Mbappe and then Sarabia. PSG win the group but Real Madrid were the better side tonight.


GAME OVER! What a way that would have been to end the game.


Bale is lining it up. He strikes and rattles the post. So close to the winner.


Draxler takes Modric out of it and Madrid have a free just outside the box. Nice area for a strike! Who will take it?


Mbappe nearly scores. Perfect little through ball by Sarabia and he fires low and wide.


Four minutes of injury time.


Carvajal with a cross. It's a teasing one but Navas decides to go for it and collects.


Meunier gets himself booked.


Corner for Real Madrid and Varane comes so close with the header. Just wide at the near post.


Benzema waiting for it inside after Navas saves. Rodrygo slams the shot wide.


2-2. Sarabia scores and we have an equaliser. Lovely play from PSG and it's Bernat with the cross, Mbappe stepover, Draxler shot blocked and Sarabia slams home.


ISCO off now for Rodrygo.


GOAL! 2-1. Cross in from Meunier and it's Varane who kicks it off Courtois and Mbappe pounces to poke home.


Marcelo into Benzema. Cross from the left and Benzema heads home.


Ball in over the top for Sarabia and Marcelo tries to play the offside trap. Doesn't work but Courtois grabs it.


Meunier with a cross straight into Courtois.


Valverde off for Modric.


Double sub for PSG. Sarabia and Draxler on for Di Maria and Icardi.


Marcelo again and it's out for a corner again.


Mbappe takes on Carvajal, gets to the endline and crosses, Nobody there to wait for it.


Icardi with a backheel to set Mbappe away but he was offside. Looked a questionable one.


Hazard has to be helped off the field. Bale replaces him. Zidane's first change.


Mbappe through on goal. Courtois gets out to it and denies the French attacker.


Hazard fouled by Meunier. He remains down and asks for attention.


Another chance down the left. Hazard into Varane and it's wide at the front post.


Another attack by Madrid down the left. Marcelo with a pass inside and Isco gets it on target but it's blocked and saved. Corner. 


Kroos with another effort and its low and wide from Kroos. Navas stretches for it but doesn't need to get there in the end.


PSG with possession outside the box and Meunier strikes. That's a country mile wide. A waste of an attack and Neymar lets him know too.


Di Maria cross is deflected out for a corner.


Casemiro got the ball and referee whistles for a foul. PSG back on the attack.


Mbappe takes Hazard out of it and plays advantage. Valverde whips one into the middle but it's out for a throw.


Isco with a little disco move and gets pulled down. Free for Madrid.


Neymar with the shot. It's blocked and out for a corner.


Casemiro fouls Neymar.


Neymar's first touch and he plays to Meunier. He can't control it and it's out for a throw.


First chance of the second. Ball across from Marcelo and Benzema forces a save from Navas at the back post.


We are back underway! 

Neymar on for PSG at the break. Idrissa Gueye off.

The best half of football from Madrid in a very love time. PSG don't deserve to be level but that decision at the end of the half was a bit of a joke. Marcelo was 'pushed' in the back in the build-up to Icardi being taken down by Courtois. The ref brought it all the way back to that for a free and rescinded Courtois' red card too. 




We are into the third minute of added time. Three in total to be played.


So it was a free earlier in the play. VAR said there was a push in the back on Marcelo. Tuchel not happy. That was utterly bizarre.


No, wait! It's not a red there's a free for Marcelo earlier in the play.


Courtois has been sent off. This much we know.


Icardi gets played through and Courtois takes him out of it. Penalty. The ref blows the whistle and we have to wait to see what he says.


Marcelo with a strike now. Navas keeps it out. How? I don't know. Hazard chases back and wins it off Di Maria. Applause from the Bernabeu.


Casemiro strikes one and it hits the roof of the net. Took a deflection of Marquinhos. Corner.


Casemiro with a lovely pass into Isco. Benzema pops it out to Carvajal and he stings the gloves of Navas now. Madrid hard to tie down here. They've been really, really good.


Mbappe with the effort now. Looked like a cross but it's punched away by Courtois. Di Maria with the weighted through ball.


Kroos with another shot. Navas denies him again. He has to get down to his right to save but he gets there. Kroos shooting a lot here in the first half.


Di Maria with the shot and he wins a corner as it's blocked.


Mbappe with a stepover. He crosses with his left and Courtois punches clear. Throw for PSG in the end.


Kroos rifles one at Navas and forces him into a good save. PSG don't know what they're doing.


10 shots for Real Madrid so far. 3 for PSG.


Madrid keep applying pressure.


Hazard cuts inside and he shoots. Blocked for another corner.


Corner is worked short to Marcelo. He takes a touch and strikes but it's well over.


Benzema into the box again and he gets a lucky bounce, strikes and Navas rejects him. Corner! Real Madrid have taken full control of this game.


GOAL! GOAL! GOAL! Benzema with the finish. Run down the right from Carvajal and it's cut back to Isco. He hits the post with his effort and Benzema finishes it into the side netting. Brilliant from Hazard.


Kroos launches a shot over the bar. He works it into a nice shooting position on the edge of the box and it's over the bar. Not far off.


Di Maria breaks and Carvajal fouls him. The Argentine wants a card and he might have a point as that was a counter. Looks like that's how Tuchel has PSG lined up to play. They're having luck on the break too.


Carvajal chances a cross now but it's blocked and Navas gathers.


Mbappe in behind again and he crosses to Icardi. Nice ball but a shade too high. Icardi heads over.


Ramos tries a ball into Valverde but he can't control it and it's out for a throw.


Ball out to Bernat and it's sent in with his left foot. Icardi gets to it but can't direct it towards goal.


Madrid taking it to PSG now, who can't get control of the ball.


Casemiro steps across to help Ramos as Mbappé runs at him. He blocks the ball and puts an end to the run. 


Madrid in the ball now but no way through for them. Very good start from PSG but Madrid settling into it now.


Corner into the box and Ramos heads it over the bar.


Isco gets a cross in but kind of slices it and it hits off Kimpembe. Corner!


Mbappé plays it inside and the ball makes its way to Icardi but going away from him. The just sliced Madrid open there. And then Ramos fouls Mbappé. 


Gueye gets lucky as the ball bounces to him and he shoots. Blocked by Ramos and he takes control of it. PSG win it straight back.


We are underway and it's Madrid who get us started. PSG looking hungry for the ball with a high and purposeful press.

Silva and Ramos, the team's captains, shake hands in a very, very wet Bernabéu before kick-off.


Zinedine Zidane first advised Real Madrid to sign Mbappé in 2012. He was close to bringing him to the Bernabéu in 2017, but when Bale stayed, the young star went to PSG. It's a love story that has been going on for the last seven years.

He was booed that night and it hasn't really improved since. Although, the booing has stopped.

Mbappé also makes his 100th appearance for PSG tonight. He's still just 20 and has 69 goals in 99 games so far.

A very decent crowd from France's capital travelled for the game tonight.

For PSG, it's practically the exact same team aside from Sarabia losing out for Mbappé.

Ramos, Marcelo, Valverde and Isco are the players who have come in from the last time these two teams played.

Militao, Mendy, James and Bale all out of the starting XI.

PSG have scored 10 and conceded zero goals in the Champions League this season.

PSG XI: Navas, Meunier, Silva, Kimpembe, Bernat, Marquinhos, Gueye, Verratti, Di Maria, Icardi, Mbappe.

Mendy has been left out of the team for Marcelo. The French left-back was excellent against Real Sociedad and allowed Hazard the freedom to attack with abandon because he has the energy to join in the attack and overlap but also get back in time to defend adequately.

Madrid in the house.

The last game Isco started was against Mallorca when Real Madrid lost 1-0.

Real Madrid XI: Courtois, Carvajal, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo, Casemiro, Kroos, Valverde, Isco, Hazard, Benzema.


PSG's fab five are dangerous in pretty much any combination. Real Madrid will have to be ready for the return of their former teammate, Angel di Maria, who has nine goals and nine assists this season!

They're coming from all over to watch this one! 


Neymar and Tuchel's relationship has been a little frosty in recent weeks. Neymar travelled to the Davis Cup and the PSG manager said he wasn't very happy about it. Then after subbing the Brazilian at the weekend against Lille, he made a beeline for the dressing room. Tuchel said that would be "dealt with internally" but it obviously didn't go down well either. The Bernabéu might witness first hand the row between the pair tonight.

Mbappé has been a target for Madrid in the past and remains a player Florentino Perez dreams of bringing to Madrid. He was a Madrid fan growing up and with Zidane, a France legend, in charge of Madrid, he probably knows what he is doing with the comments about loving Mbappé as a player and a footballer. That might inspire Mbappé into hs best form tonight though as he tries to impress his future employers.

The back and forth between Zidane and Tuchel has been interestng too.

Zidane said: "I'm in love with Mbappé...."

Tuchel replied: "Sometimes you love somebody you can't have..."


Another Brazilian who we won't be seeing tonight either will be Vinicius. He won't be coming on either as Zidane left him out of his squad for the second game in a row. The manager is believed to be pushing him for a loan move in January.


One of the big talking points today is Neymar's potential role on the bench. Reports say he will not start for Tuchel's side as he is not deemed fit enough for a full game. Di Maria has been too good to drop and Mbappé is slightly more ready than the Brazilian. There is also the issue where he walked down the tunnel after being substituted at the weekend, which surely didn't help his chances to start. 

Kick-off from the Bernabeu is at 21:00 CEST. It's currently 14 degrees here in the capital but there are a chance of showers tonight.

Group A

Hello and welcome to our live online coverage of Real Madrid vs PSG in the Champions League group stage. As you can see, if Brugge win tonight against Galatasaray and Real Madrid lose, it will come down to the very last game between Real Madrid and Brugge in Belgium in a game where winner takes all.