Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain vs Real Madrid: Confirmed lineups

Jack Gallagher
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Neymar has been named on the bench for Tuesday evening's heavyweight Champions League clash between PSG and Real Madrid.

The star forward had been out of action with an ankle injury since the end of November, and has been named in a PSG matchday squad for the first time since then for Tuesday's game.

Fellow superstars Kylian Mbappe and Lionel Messi are set to start up top alongside Angel Di Maria, while Gianluigi Donnarumma is set to start in goal just behind Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe.

Marquinhos is due to become PSG's all-time record appearance maker in the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16 clash.

As for Real Madrid, their star man Karim Benzema had also been dealing with an injury recently but is fit to start and captain the side in Paris. The forward has been in astonishing form this season, bagging 24 goals in all competitions already.

The French international will be joined up top by Marco Asensio and the mercurial Vinicius Jr.

PSG lineup vs Real Madrid

Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Paredes, Danilo Pereira, Verratti; Di Maria, Messi, Mbappé.

Real Madrid lineup vs PSG

Courtois; Carvajal, Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Modrić, Casemiro, Kroos; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius Jr.