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January 2, 2014
• Khalifa International Stadium, ad-Dōha (Doha)
• Attendance: 39710
90' + 3'
MOURA! The young Brazilian does brilliantly down the right and cuts inside, sending a shot narrowly wide. That about sums up PSG today.
90' + 1'
Jesus is left in no man's land but his defence bails him out. Another PSG corner goes begging.
PSG have one final chance - another corner. Can they make this one count?
Another chance goes begging! Moura gets a head to it but send it well wide. PSG have had enough chances to win about six games from corners today.
PSG are camped out in Madrid's area. They have another corner...
At the other end, Marcelo bends a cross towards Benzema, but Maxwell gets across to put it behind for a Madrid corner.
Some real PSG pressure now - chances are coming fast. Rabiot heads over from a corner, Moura bends one just off target and Menez has another effort blocked. Can they find an equaliser?
COMAN! The youngster showcases his speed to get away from Carvajal and Pepe and looks to round Jesus, who puts the eventual shot behind for a corner.
A bit of timewasting now from Madrid, who are happy to stem PSG's flow in the corner flag and make cynical fouls when the French look to attack.
Marcelo and Casemiro combine well in the PSG half to set up Isco, whose long-ranger is blocked well. Looked to be heading straight into the net.
Gregory van der Wiel
So close to an instant impact from the teenager. Coman forces a cross in after some trickery down the right and it falls to Ongenda, whose effort is blocked at point-blank range by Carvajal.
Ibrahimovic becomes the latest player to be withdrawn, with Coman coming on.
SO CLOSE! PSG have a great chance to equalise as the corner falls to Thiago Silva but the skippers short-range effort strikes a Madrid body and the defence scrambles it away.
Just as I write that, Madrid come close to an own-goal! Menez weaves a bit down the left and fizzes a great ball across the face of goal. It strikes Marcelo, but the Brazilian breathes a sigh of relief as it goes behind.
After an excellent start to the second half, it's settled down a touch of late. Perhaps the subs have dulled the game?
And now Cavani is off, with Menez replacing him. It hasn't been the Uruguayan's finest hour of play.
What a chance!! PSG's wastefulness as Motta rises highest to meet a corner at the front post, but it goes over. Another one goes begging.
IBRA!! The Swede is met by cheers of anticipation as he steps up to take a free kick, but his long-range effort flies over Jesus' goal.
OFF THE BAR!! Madrid combine brilliantly down the left and it falls to Benzema, who clatters the cross bar with a great left-footed effort.
WHAT A SHOT! The ball breaks to Marcelo, who puts all of his might into a left-footed effort, but a PSG body gets in the way. That's going to sting. Isco's corner goes to Pepe, whose header is saved.
PSG start the second half in much the same vein as they ended the first - Maxwell attempting to play in Ibrahimovic, who is caught offisde.
Ángel Di María
Diego López Rodríguez
For PSG, meanwhile, Maxwell, Marquinhos and Lucas Moura are on for Digne, Alex and Lavezzi.
Madrid have made quite a few changes at half--time. Benzema replaces Motta, Isco replaces Jose Rodriguez, Marcelo is on for Casado, Jesus takes Lopez's place, Dani Carvajal plays at right-back instead of Arbeloa, Modric is on for Illarramendi, Casemiro for Xabi Alonso, Pepe for Nacho, Jaime Romero for Ronaldo and Diego Llorente for Sergio Ramos. Just a few changes.
And that's half-time. Madrid hold a 1-0 lead but PSG will be wondering how they're behind. They've dominated the entire match. Join us for the second half and the inevitable swathe of changes.
45' + 1'
Good save! Morata picks up the ball on the left and cuts inside, but Sirugu gets behind his effort well.
Sergio Ramos of all people, runs the length of the pitch and looks to play in Ronaldo, but Thiago Silva gets across to block the pass. Centre-back gets the better of centre-back.
PSG attack well down the right and cross it towards Ibrahimovic, but Arbeloa defends well and puts it out for a corner.
Jose Rodriguez, eager to make up for his missed effort a couple of minutes ago, takes aim from about 30 yards and it flies just wide.
Oh dear. Xabi Alonso is far to casual just outside his own box and is dispossessed. Ibrahimovic is played in but his effort is awful and fails to trouble Lopez.
OFF THE POST!!! For all of PSG's dominance, they could so easily be 2-0 down here. Ronaldo, who has been a peripheral figure so far, slips in Jose Rodriguez but the youngster's effort crashes off the post. So close to a second.
Cool as you like. Diego Lopez receives an awkward back pass, with Matuidi bearing down on him, but he nonchalantly flicks the ball beyond the midfielder and passes it out to his defence as if there was no pressure at all.
CAVANI!!!! What a chance. Ibrahimovic is the cog once more, picking up the ball 20-odd yards from goal and chipping it over Nacho for the former Napoli man, but his volley goes inches past Lopez's post.
Verratti ducks and weaves between several players and lets fly, but it strikes a white shirt. Superb stuff from the young Italian.
Who said this was a friendly? Half an hour into this clash and it's been breathless stuff. Characterised by end-to-end attacks and some suspect finishing. Great contest so far.
It looks as though Ibrahimovic is going to bend a shot into the far corner as it all opens up for him, but his strike hits Matuidi. PSG work the ball back into the box thanks to a cross from Van der Wiel to Cavani, whose header goes over.
MATUIDI! How are PSG not level here? A passage of brilliant one-touch play set up the Frenchman, who snatches at his shot from about nine yards, and it goes just wide.
Ibrahimovic involved once more, chipping a cross towards Cavani, who goes down under a challenge, no penalty is given, with Digne picking up the loose ball, but the youngster's cross is cleared.
Another good chance! Ibrahimovic plays target man, knocking it back to Lavezzim, who screws his shot well over. You'd expect better from the Argentine.
Diego Lopez called into action once more to stop Lavezzi from running onto Ibrahimovic's ball. PSG have certainly responded well since falling behind.
Morata is almost played in once more, but Alex gets across to ensure the ball is nowhere near danger. End-to-end stuff.
SO CLOSE! Lavezzi gets in space on the left wing and finds the on-rushing Digne, who drags a shot just wide.
PSG have responded well to the goal, causing two moments of mayhem in the Madrid box. First, Ramos and Lopez get in each other's way to defend a left-wing cross, with the defender putting it behind for a corner, which is flicked on by Ibrahimovic, but the former Sevilla man gets the ball away from Alex, who had a tap-in.
GOAL!!!! It's Jese! It's almost a carbon copy of the Morata's disallowed effort as the striker turns provider to play in Jese, who slides it beyond Sirigu. Great effort!
And now Madrid have it in the net, but are thwarted by the offside flag. It was a tidy finish by Morata, but he was just beyond the last man when the ball came in.
GREAT CHANCE!! Ibrahimovic chips it into Matuidi, who flicks it on to Cavani. Madrid's defenders appeal for a flag, but are rescued by Diego Lopez, who blocks the Uruguayan's shot at close range.
Another worrying moment for the Spaniards. Cavani tricks Casado on the right wing and shoots, but his effort goes into the sidenetting. This has been an encouraging start for PSG, who have certainly been the better team.
Arbeloa deflects a cross into the path of Ibrahimovic, but Sergio Ramos gets across quickly and is fouled. Madrid fans, draw a sigh of relief.
Lavezzi twists and turns in the Madrid box, but Illarramendi gets across and blocks his eventual cross - it's another PSG corner, but Madrid get it away.
PSG on the defensive again as Alex scampers across to stop Morata being played in. Frantic start so far.
IBRA!! The corner comes in from the right wing and the Swede gets a boot to it, but he fails to make great contact and it goes wide.
CHANCE! Lavezzi plays in Cavani brilliantly, but Arbeloa gets across to prevent the ball from going back to the Argentine and puts it out for the corner.
And we've had our first shot! It's Cristiano Ronaldo, who strides towards goal and blasts one from 30 yards, but it flies well over the bar. The locals in Qatar are delighted though.
And we're off! Real Madrid have settled into a steady stream of possession, but are yet to craft a real chance.
Here's a worrying site for PSG fans - Thiago Motta has gone down clutching his knee after a challenge on Jose Rodriguez. The Italy star manages to hobble off to receive further treatment, though, and we're back underway.
Another interesting sub-plot here will be seeing how Madrid's youngsters cope with PSG's stars. Laurent Blanc has certainly named the stronger side.
Here's PSG's line-up: Sirigu; Van der Wiel, Thiago Silva, Alex, Digne; Matuidi, Motta, Verratti; Cavani, Ibrahimovic, Lavezzi
The teams are in and there are a number of great players on show. Real Madrid start with: Lopez; Arbeloa, Ramos, Nacho, Casado; Alonso, Illarramendi, Jose Rodriguez; Jese, Morata, Ronaldo
Both sides have had excellent starts to the season as they go in search of success at home and in Europe and it may well not be all too long before we see them meet in the Champions League.
Good afternoon and welcome to Goal's live coverage of Real Madrid's mid-season friendly with Paris Saint-Germain.
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