PSG - Real Madrid: times, how to watch on TV, how to stream online
Paris Saint-Germain host Real Madrid in the first leg of a box-office Champions League last-16 tie on Tuesday.
PSG vs Real Madrid: Champions League preview
The Champions League resumes on Tuesday with a heavyweight clash in the French capital, as Paris Saint-Germain welcome Real Madrid to the Parc des Princes in the first leg of the last 16.
Neymar back fit, Ramos to miss out
PSG’s matchday squad is expected to include Neymar, who returned to full training on Sunday, having been out of action since suffering an ankle injury at the end of November. The former Barcelona forward is unlikely to start, however.
One man who definitely won't be in the hosts' XI is defender Sergio Ramos, who'll miss the game against his former employers due to injury. In a statement on Monday, PSG said the ex-Madrid captain would continue to train individually as he recovers from a calf issue, with news on his progress due in a week’s time.
Although Ramos' absence deprives us of one juicy sub-plot, Tuesday's clash will see Kylian Mbappé face a club he is widely expected to join on a free transfer in the summer. Indeed, it has been reported that the 23-year-old, whose PSG deal expires in June, has already agreed a pre-contract with Madrid.
On top of that, Lionel Messi, the scorer of a record 26 Clásico goals against Madrid during his Barça career, comes up against Los Merengues for the first time since leaving the Camp Nou for PSG in the summer.
Benzema battling to make PSG first leg
Meanwhile, 13-time European champions Madrid are sweating on the fitness of striker Karim Benzema, who has missed their last three games with a hamstring problem. After starting at centre-forward in Sunday’s 0-0 LaLiga draw with Villarreal, Gareth Bale is in line to deputise for Benzema if the Frenchman is unable to start in Paris.
Left-back Ferland Mendy has also sat out the last three matches with a hamstring injury, but is expected to return against PSG.
Teams met in Champions League knockouts four years ago
PSG and Madrid have been drawn together in the Champions League knockout rounds once before, also at the last-16 stage. In the 2017/18 season, Los Blancos saw off the Parisians home and away to earn a 5-2 aggregate victory, before going on to win a third consecutive European title.
What time does PSG vs Real Madrid start?
The 2021/22 UEFA Champions League last-16 first leg between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid will kick off at the Parc des Princes, Paris, on Tuesday 15 February 2022 at 9pm local time (CET).
In the US, that’s 3pm ET and 12 noon PT. In the UK, the game starts at 8pm (GMT).
Find out what time PSG vs Real Madrid starts wherever you are in the world.
Where can I watch PSG vs Real Madrid in the US and UK?
In the US and UK, the following television channels and online streaming platforms will be broadcasting PSG vs Real Madrid:
US: CBS, TUDN USA, TUDN.com. TUDN App, TUDNxtra Paramount+, Univision, Univision NOW, fuboTV
UK: BT Sport 3, BTSport.com, BT Sport App
PSG vs Real Madrid: live with AS USA
You can also follow the Champions League clash with AS USA’s live-text coverage. Calum Roche will be building up to the game at the Parc des Princes from about an hour ahead of kick-off, before taking you through the action.