UEFA Champions League preview: Real Madrid vs PSG the highlight of match day 5


The UEFA Champions League roars back into life tonight with some absolutely massive clashes between some of the continents heavyweight clubs.

Matchday five promises to be a real snorter as Spanish giants Real Madrid take on Paris Saint-Germain and Juventus battle Atletico de Madrid.

Unfortunately, it poses a real conundrum for footballing fans as the task of picking just one game to watch might prove a tricky one.

Real Madrid v PSG

After their stunning 3-0 victory over Madrid on matchday one, the French champions have dominated Group A, winning all 12 points available to them so far.

The Parisians are a whole five points ahead of Madrid and will be more than confident of topping the group as they continue to search for that elusive European title.

A trip to the Bernabeu is a completely different kettle of fish though and Zinedine Zidane will be hoping to kickstart an indifferent season with a massive win in the tournament he loves the most.


However, stopping the likes of Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria and Neymar could prove to be a fraught undertaking and Sergio Ramos and co. will need to be at their absolute best.

That being said, Real boasts a pretty terrifying attack of their own with the likes of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard all set to be unleashed on the Parisian side.

For Madrid, a spot in the knock out stages beckons while a win for PSG would represent a real paradigm shift in the European footballing landscape.

It's sure to be a real feast of football at the Bernabeu tonight.

GMB Odds - PSG to win 1-3 @ 22/1

Juventus v Atletico Madrid


Atletico won't have easily forgotten Cristiano Ronaldo's devastating hat-trick that sent the Spanish side crashing out of last season's edition.

Ronaldo flipped the entire tie on its head with a sublime display in the second leg of their round of 16 clash, single-handedly dragging the Italian side into the next round.

Atleti got their own back in September though, clawing their way back from two goals down to force an entertaining draw at the the Estadio Metropolitano.


Now, with top spot in Group D still very much up for grabs, the Spanish side will be hoping to storm
into Turin and claim all three points.

Juventus are a notoriously hard nut to crack though, and Maurizio Sarri's side could seal their place as group winners with a win tonight.

With Ronaldo fit and raring to go, you can't help but give the edge to Juve in this one.

GMB Odds - Juventus to win 2-1 @ 19/2

While we are expecting fireworks in Spain, we could be in for a battle of attrition in Turin.

It's going to be quite a night.

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