Champions League - Group A
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Real Madrid 1-0 Paris-St Germain

Nacho goal celebrations
Nacho's first-half goal sealed victory but PSG were unlucky not to at least earn a point in Madrid

Real Madrid sealed their place in the Champions League last 16 with a narrow home victory over Paris St-Germain.

Nacho Fernandez scored just two minutes after coming on to replace the injured Marcelo but PSG had their chances.

Adrien Rabiot struck a post, Edinson Cavani had a shot cleared off the line and Angel Di Maria hit the bar with an 89th-minute free-kick as Real hung on.

The win sees Rafael Benitez's side move seven points clear of third-placed Shakhtar Donetsk with two games left.

The Ukrainians defeated Malmo 4-0 in Group A's other match to move level on points with the Swedish side.

Champions League Group A table

Second-placed PSG trail leaders Madrid by three points, and can seal their place in the next round with victory at Malmo on 25 November - a match that will see striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic return to his first club.

"It was not comfortable for us at all," said Madrid defender Sergio Ramos.

"We played a lot better away in Paris where we could only draw. It was a difficult game and it has given us a lot to think about."

Elsewhere, Benfica's 2-1 win at home to Galatasaray of Turkey saw them go top of Group C after second-placed Atletico Madrid drew 0-0 against Astana in Kazakhstan.

Portuguese champions Benfica had been pegged back to 1-1 by Lukas Podolski's strike before captain Luisao sealed the win.

Champions League Group C table
Stephan Lichtsteiner
Meanwhile in Group D, Stephan Lichtsteiner returned from a month out due to heart surgery to volley Juventus' equaliser in a 1-1 draw at Borussia Monchengladbach

Line-ups

Real Madrid

  • 1NavasBooked at 90mins
  • 23Danilo
  • 2Varane
  • 4Ramos
  • 12MarceloSubstituted forNachoat 33'minutes
  • 19Modric
  • 14CasemiroBooked at 88mins
  • 8Kroos
  • 22IscoSubstituted forKovacicat 82'minutes
  • 7Cristiano Ronaldo
  • 20Rodríguez RuizSubstituted forVázquezat 63'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Pepe
  • 6Nacho
  • 10Rodríguez
  • 13Casilla
  • 16Kovacic
  • 18Vázquez
  • 21Cheryshev

PSG

  • 16Trapp
  • 19AurierBooked at 45mins
  • 2Thiago Silva
  • 32David LuizBooked at 67mins
  • 17Cabelino Andrade
  • 6VerrattiSubstituted forRabiotat 17'minutes
  • 8Motta
  • 14MatuidiSubstituted forLucas Mouraat 75'minutes
  • 11Di María
  • 10Ibrahimovic
  • 9Cavani

Substitutes

  • 4Stambouli
  • 7Lucas Moura
  • 20Kurzawa
  • 22Lavezzi
  • 23Van der Wiel
  • 25Rabiot
  • 30Sirigu
Referee:
Mark Clattenburg
Attendance:
78,300

Match Stats

Home TeamReal MadridAway TeamPSG
Possession
Home40%
Away60%
Shots
Home13
Away15
Shots on Target
Home8
Away3
Corners
Home5
Away3
Fouls
Home15
Away14

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Real Madrid 1, Paris Saint-Germain 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Real Madrid 1, Paris Saint-Germain 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt blocked. David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Adrien Rabiot.

  4. Booking

    Keylor Navas (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Paris Saint-Germain) header from the left side of the box misses to the right. Assisted by Lucas Moura with a cross.

  6. Post update

    Ángel Di María (Paris Saint-Germain) hits the bar with a left footed shot from outside the box from a direct free kick.

  7. Booking

    Casemiro (Real Madrid) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  8. Post update

    Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  9. Post update

    Foul by Casemiro (Real Madrid).

  10. Post update

    Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid).

  12. Post update

    Foul by Lucas Moura (Paris Saint-Germain).

  13. Post update

    Casemiro (Real Madrid) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Real Madrid. Mateo Kovacic replaces Isco.

  15. Post update

    Attempt missed. Nacho (Real Madrid) header from the centre of the box misses to the left. Assisted by Casemiro with a cross.

  16. Post update

    Attempt saved. Toni Kroos (Real Madrid) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal. Assisted by Nacho.

  17. Post update

    Corner, Real Madrid. Conceded by David Luiz.

  18. Post update

    Attempt blocked. Adrien Rabiot (Paris Saint-Germain) left footed shot from outside the box is blocked. Assisted by Thiago Silva.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Paris Saint-Germain. Conceded by Sergio Ramos.

  20. Post update

    Offside, Paris Saint-Germain. David Luiz tries a through ball, but Zlatan Ibrahimovic is caught offside.

Scores, Results & Fixtures

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Real Madrid431070710
2PSG42115147
3Shakhtar Donetsk410348-43
4Malmö FF410318-73

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man Utd42115417
2PSV Eindhoven42026606
3Wolfsburg42024406
4CSKA Moscow411245-14

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Benfica43017439
2Atl Madrid42117257
3Galatasaray411257-24
4FC Astana402228-62

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Man City43018539
2Juventus42205238
3Sevilla410357-23
4B Mgladbach402226-42

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Barcelona32105237
2B Leverkusen31119724
3BATE Borisov310248-43
4Roma302178-12

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Bayern Munich32018266
2Olympiakos320145-16
3Dinamo Zagreb310227-53
4Arsenal31025503

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1FC Porto32106337
2Dynamo Kyiv31204225
3Chelsea31115234
4Maccabi Tel-Aviv300308-80

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Zenit St Petersburg33008449
2Valencia32015416
3KAA Gent301235-21
4Lyon301225-31
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