DOHA (Sporting Alert) — Two of the biggest clubs and two of the best attacking players in the world come head-to-head when Real Madrid and Paris St Germain face-off in a friendly game at the Khalifa International Stadium in Doha.
This has been build as the clash between Zlatan Ibrahimovic of PSG versus Cristiano Ronaldo of Real Madrid and both players start for their respective clubs in today’s football special.
Real Madrid plays today without world record signing Gareth Bale, while Karim Benzema and Angel Di Maria doesn’t start today.
However, Ronaldo will lead a young attacking line, which sees Alvaro Morata, who has been linked with a move to Arsenal playing as the center forward. Jose Rodriguez and Jese both start for Real Madrid as well.
For PSG, Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani and Ezequiel Lavezzi all start in a powerhouse attack for the French champions, which also has Thiago Silva, the captain and leading center-back, leading the backline.
The likes of Javier Pastore and Lucas Moura both start on the bench.
PSG v Real Madrid
Real Madrid: 25. Diego Lopez 17. Alvaro Arbeloa 4. Sergio Ramos 18. Nacho 32. Jorge Casado 14. Xabi Alonso 24. Asier Illarramendi 7. Cristiano Ronaldo 26. Jose Rodriguez 20. Jese 21. Alvaro Morata.
Subs: 13. Jesus Fernandez 3. Pepe 9. Karim Benzema 12. Marcelo 15. Daniel Carvajal 16. Casemiro 19. Luka Modric 22. Angel di Maria 23. Isco 38. Diego Llorente 31. Tomas 39. Jaime Romero.
Paris St Germain: 30. Salvatore Sirigu 21. Lucas Digne 2. Thiago Silva 13. Alex 23. Gregory van der Wiel 14. Blaise Matuidi 8. Thiago Motta 24. Marco Verratti 9. Edinson Cavani 10. Zlatan Ibrahimovic 22. Ezequiel Lavezzi.
Subs: 1. Nicolas Douchez 16. Mike Maignan 5. Marquinhos 6. Zoumana Camara 7. Jeremy Menez 17. Maxwell 25. Adrien Rabiot 26. Christophe Jallet 27. Javier Pastore 29. Lucas Moura 35. Hervin Ongenda 38. Kingsley Coman 33. Sebastien Atlan 40. Mory Diaw