Real Madrid welcome back Modric and Kroos for PSG tie

Real Madrid welcome back Modric and Kroos for PSG tie

March 5, 2018 Off By Adam Storer

Zinedine Zidane has taken a full-strength squad to France ahead of Real Madrid’s Champions League showdown against Paris Saint-Germain.

Toni Kroos and Luka Modric are among the 24-man contingent to have travelled for the Round of 16 clash at the Parc des Princes on Tuesday, with the midfield duo having been injury concerns for the game.

Real Madrid will be looking to hold onto their 3-1 advantage from the first leg at Santiago Bernabeu, as they continue to search for a third consecutive Champions League title and 13th European Cup success in total.

Modric and Kroos are back

The Los Blancos manager has selected his star midfielders of Modric and Kroos, despite the pair missing the previous five matches, not playing since their last encounter with PSG.

Yet, they could be in line at least feature from the bench, with Jesus Vallejo also returning to the squad, following a hamstring injury he picked up in January.

There is also a call-up for Zidane’s son, Luca, who will travel as the third-choice goalkeeper, having yet to make his competitive debut for Real Madrid, while making the bench in a La Liga match for just the second time in their recent 3-1 win over Leganes.

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Following his opener against Getafe at the weekend, Gareth Bale will be expected to start against PSG, having come off the bench midway through the second half during the first leg, with Zidane needing to reduce the squad to 18 on Tuesday.