Wednesday 12 December 2018

Watch: PSG fans try to wake sleeping Real Madrid players with flares and drums ahead of Champions League tie

A number of PSG fans attempted to wake sleeping Real Madrid players in the early hours of Tuesday morning
A number of PSG fans attempted to wake sleeping Real Madrid players in the early hours of Tuesday morning

Callum Davis

A group of rowdy PSG fans have tried to disrupt Real Madrid's preparations for their crunch Champions League second leg in Paris.

Ligue 1 leaders PSG need to overturn a two-goal deficit if they are to stand any chance of reaching the last eight of the Champions League after a Cristiano Ronaldo double helped Real Madrid come from behind to take a commanding lead in the tie.

Ahead of the match, a number of PSG supporters attempted to wake Real Madrid's stars in the early hours of Tuesday morning using drums and flares.

Paris police soon arrived forcing the fans to disperse.

Zinedine Zidane's side are staying at the Hotel du Collectionneur, eight kilometres away from the Parc des Princes stadium.

Zidane has claimed his Real Madrid team have improved since their 3-1 first-leg over PSG at the Bernabeu.

"The team are better than we were four days ago, and better to arrive with this victory for Tuesday's game," Zidane said following Real Madrid's 3-1 win over Getafe.

Los Blancos slipped to a shock 1-0 defeat to Espanyol last Wednesday but Zidane believes their league win at the weekend is the perfect preparation for tonight's crunch Champions League tie.

"It was very important to play a serious game today, we saw all the players very focused, which is what is most important."

Midfielders Luka Modric and Toni Kroos remain doubts for Tuesday night's game after missing training on Sunday.

"We know what Kroos and Modric have done in this team, but we can just look to Tuesday's game and see who we will play," Zidane said on Sunday afternoon.

"We have two days left, tomorrow is the day to see if they train with us. Then we will see. We will all travel one way or the other, then you will see the team on Tuesday."

PSG will have to overcome the first-leg deficit without the help of their world-record signing, Neymar.

The Brazilian forward is out for the rest of the season after having surgery on a broken bone in his foot.

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