Real Madrid will be looking to join Paris Saint-Germain in the knockout stage of the Champions League when the two teams meet at the Bernabeu on Tuesday night.
Madrid’s 2019-20 Champions League campaign did not exactly get off to the most ideal of starts when considering that they lost 3-0 at PSG in their opener before drawing 2-2 at home to Club Brugge.
Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane says Gareth Bale is “a big part of the group” as they prepare to face Paris St-Germain in the Champions League.
The Wales forward received a mixed reception when he came on in Saturday’s 3-1 win over Real Sociedad.
It was his first game for the Spanish side in seven weeks and came a few days after he appeared with a ‘Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order’ flag.
“[Bale] wants to be with us and do well and he’s done that.” Zidane said.
“I have said before, we need our fans with us. Talk, talk, talk, it’s not necessary. He’s a big part of the group and we are together.”
But a third win in a row in Europe would ensure their place in the next round and keep the fight going for top spot into the final game of the group stages.
But the Parisians have had a perfect campaign so far with four victories from four, and can secure first with all three points, having ensured their progression last time around.
PSG have already secured their passage into the last-16 and would claim first spot in Group A with a point in Madrid, while a home victory guarantees Los Blancos a spot in the next round.