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Wednesday February 14 2018
Line-ups: Real Madrid vs Paris Saint-Germain

Real Madrid Coach Zinedine Zidane names Isco to start ahead of Gareth Bale in the Champions League tie with Paris Saint-Germain.

Bale is left on the bench with Isco selected in place of Marco Asenso in one of three changes from the side that beat Real Sociedad on Friday. Nacho replaces the suspended Dani Carvajal at right-back and Casemiro returns to stiffen midfield, with Lucas Vazquez dropping out.

That means Madrid go with Keylor Navas in goal and Nacho, Sergio Ramos, Raphael Varane and Marcelo in defence, Casemiro, Toni Kroos, Luka Modric and Isco in midfield and Karim Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo in attack.

PSG boss Unai Emery includes two ex-Barcelona players at Santiago Bernabeu in Dani Alves and Neymar, while Kylian Mbappe, long rumoured a Madrid target, also starts.

Spanish left-back Yuri Berchiche is included but there is no starting place for former Madrid pair Lassana Diarra and Angel Di Maria, who are both named among the substitutes.

Real Madrid: Keylor Navas; Nacho, Ramos, Varane, Marcelo; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric, Isco; Benzema, Ronaldo

Subs: Casilla, Bale, Theo, Vazquez, Achraf, Asensio, Kovacic

Paris Saint-Germain: Areola; Alves, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Yuri; Lo Celso, Rabiot, Verratti; Mbappe, Neymar, Cavani

Subs: Trapp, Di Maria, Thiago Silva, Diarra, Meunier, Pastore, Draxler      

Referee: Gianluca Rocchi [ITA]

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