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

Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid begin their quests for European glory in Paris on Wednesday, with both teams hoping to put last season Champions League failures behind them.

For all its lavish spending, Europe has proved a constant source of disappointment for PSG, who came undone against Manchester United in the round of 16 last year.

The French champions won 2-0 at Old Trafford but lost 3-1 at home, adding another dismal capitulation two years after they lost 6-1 to Barcelona to relinquish a 4-0 lead from the first leg.

Real Madrid, who had won European soccer's biggest prize in the previous three seasons, imploded at the same stage. The 13-time European Cup winners won 2-1 in Amsterdam against Ajax, but were swept away by the Dutch outfit's youthful exuberance and suffered a 4-1 defeat at home that resonated around the continent.

PSG and Real have undergone diametrically different summers. The Parisians have spent most the offseason trying to solve the Neymar conundrum after his spell in France looked to have run its course, while Real Madrid overhauled its squad to the tune of $300 million.

Despite interest from both Barcelona and Real Madrid, Neymar remained in Paris and was roundly jeered by PSG fans when he made his return at the weekend. In typical Neymar fashion, he marked his first appearance of the season with a spectacular injury-time winner—but for all his talent, it appears PSG and Neymar have grown tired of each other.

The Brazilian will miss the game on Wednesday through suspension, as will Sergio Ramos and Nacho for Real Madrid. The trio will be joined on the sidelines by a host of absentees, including Edinson Cavani, Kylian Mbappe, Luka Modric and Marco Asensio.

Real Madrid has been beset by injuries so far this season, which has prevented Zinedine Zidane from integrating some of his new signings into the team.

There was a crumb for comfort for the Frenchman at the weekend as Eden Hazard made his long-awaited debut at the weekend after joining in the summer from Chelsea for $112 million.

The Belgian will be crucial to Real Madrid's hopes of success this season, but the trip to Paris might come too soon for him.

Here's everything you need to know ahead of Wednesday.

Eden Hazard, Real Madrid
Eden Hazard of Real Madrid during the La Liga Santander match between Real Madrid v Levante at the Santiago Bernabeu on September 14 in Madrid Spain David S. Bustamante/Soccrates/Getty

When and where is the game?

PSG hosts Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday, September 18, with kick-off scheduled for 9 p.m. local time (3 p.m. ET).

The two teams have met each other in the Champions League twice in the last four years.

In the 2015-16 season, PSG and Real were drawn together in Group A with the Spaniards winning 1-0 at home and drawing 0-0 in Paris.

Two seasons later, Real won 3-1 at home in the first leg of the round of 16, before taking the second leg in Paris 2-1.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast live on TNT with English commentary and on UniMas and TUDN with Spanish commentary.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via B/R Live as well as via fuboTV.


PSG is top of Ligue 1 with 12 points after five games after beating Strasbourg 1-0 at the weekend, courtesy of a spectacular injury-time goal from Neymar.

Real Madrid, meanwhile, beat Levante 3-2 to move up to third place with eight points from four games.

Team news

PSG will be without Neymar who is still serving a two-game suspension for derogatory comments he made about UEFA in the aftermath of PSG's loss to Manchester United in February.

Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe are both out injured, which means Mauro Icardi could make his first start for the Parisians.

Real Madrid has injury problems of its own, with Marcelo joining an already lengthy list of absentees containing Isco, Marco Asensio, Luka Modric and Federico Valverde.

Sergio Ramos and Nacho, meanwhile, are both suspended.


According to Oddschecker, PSG is a 13/10 favorite, while Real Madrid is a 21/10 underdog and the draw is at 12/5.