Real Madrid vs. PSG: Where to Watch UEFA Champions League, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

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Real Madrid vs. PSG: Where to Watch UEFA Champions League, TV Channel, Live Stream, Team News and Odds

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Real Madrid host Paris Saint-Germain on Tuesday in a star-studded encounter that could secure a spot in the round of the 16 of the Champions League for Los Blancos.

Madrid, thrashed 3-0 in Paris on Matchday 1, will qualify for the knockout stages with a win. Even a draw could be good enough, as long as Galatasaray draws against Club Brugge in Group A's other fixture.

PSG, meanwhile, has already qualified for the round of 16 after taking maximum points from its first four games. The French outfit will win the group if it avoids defeat in Madrid.

When the two sides first met in September, Madrid was completely outplayed and never looked at the races, but its form has since improved dramatically. Los Blancos have won five of their last six games in all competitions, scoring 19 goals and conceding just once. Their defeat in Paris remains one of just two they have suffered all season.

Real tops La Liga alongside Barcelona and is second in Group A in the Champions League, five points behind PSG.

Despite the improvement in form, however, Zinedine Zidane warned his side's progress will be severely tested on Tuesday.

"It's the most important game of the season," the Real Madrid coach told reporters on Monday, as per Spanish newspaper Marca.

"We'll be against a very good team and will have to be prepared. We need heart and head, but especially good football. We've changed [from the loss in Paris] and it's not a rematch. We want to play well and continue our form.

"It's a game to confirm our turnaround."

Real's new-found defensive solidity is likely to be put to the test by PSG's plethora of attacking options. PSG averages over two goals per game in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League this season and Thomas Tuchel is spoilt for choices up-front, with Edinson Cavani, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe set to start on Tuesday.

Over the last 12 months, Real Madrid has long been linked with a move for the latter duo, in particular Mbappe, whom Zidane is a major fan of.

"You know that I've known him for a long time," the Madrid manager said when asked about France's World Cup-winning forward.

"I'm already in love with him as a person first, because he came here a long time ago for a trial.

"He's the rival now, so I can't say any more."

Tuchel joked that Zidane's admiration for Mbappe was typical of someone wanting something they cannot have.

"I don't know how much Zidane is in love with Mbappe, but he is our most important player and we are very happy that he is with us," the PSG manager said.

"Sometimes it is like that, one loves the players he can't have, but unfortunately for Zidane he is our player and [Zidane] has many players that he is also in love with in his team."

Such is PSG's embarrassment of attacking riches that Tuchel can afford the luxury of leaving out Mauro Icardi on Tuesday, despite the fact the Argentine has scored 10 goals in 11 games since joining from Inter Milan on loan.

With an eight-point lead over second-placed Marseille in Ligue 1, Europe will be the priority for PSG with the Parisians looking to top Group A and secure an easier opponent in the round of 16.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Tuesday.

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