Wednesday 14th February 2018

Event of the Day

Our event of the day is the first leg of the last 16 match of the UEFA Champions League between Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium. Real versus PSG is the tie of the round and the teams have an equal record of two wins, two losses and two draws from their six previous matches against each other. A 1-0 away win over Toulouse was good preparation for Paris Saint-Germain at the weekend ahead of facing Real Madrid and star player Neymar forced the winning goal. Real Madrid thrashed Real Sociedad 5-2 in La Liga on Saturday with Cristiano Ronaldo securing a hat-trick. The clash tonight see the current champions take on one of the strongest contenders for Europe’s greatest trophy. Possessing two squads of the highest quality, led by two of the sport’s greatest stars, Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar.
The competition is particularly important for Madrid this year, as they have already been eliminated from the Copa del Rey by Leganés and are currently fourth in La Liga, 17 points behind leaders Barcelona. PSG on the other hand are looking very comfortable domestically with a 12 point lead in Ligue 1, and they are still in both French domestic cup competitions. The second leg of this tie will be held at the Parc des Princes in Paris on 6th March. However, the game  tonight at the home of the reigning European champions will go a long way to deciding who proceeds to the next ground - it should be a thrilling night of high quality football,
Honourable mentions around the globe go to the NHL match up between the Columbus Blue Jackets and the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto. The Maple Leafs sit third in the Eastern Conference whereas the Blue Jackets are in the mix for Wild Card spots in the East. Also in the Champions League, Porto host Liverpool at Estádio do Dragão. The Portland Trail Blazers play at home against the Golden State Warriors in NBA action at the Moda Center in Portland. Today is also Day 3 at the 2018 ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament and at the WTA Qatar Total Open. At the Winter Olympics, highlights include the Women’s Alpine Skiing Slalom, Women’s Biathlon 15km Individual and the Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe.
Whatever you’re watching, enjoy!
Photos by UEFA

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