• PSG lost 6-1 in Barcelona in the Champions League last season
• Emery: ‘Maybe preparation for this match started in that game’
Paris Saint-Germain’s preparation for their visit to the Bernabéu on Wednesday began at the Camp Nou, Unai Emery claimed. PSG’s manager watched his team collapse in Catalonia last season, a 4-0 first-leg lead overturned when Barcelona scored three times in seven minutes to win 6-1 but he insisted PSG are better prepared to face Real Madrid.
His centre-back Marquinhos, meanwhile, called for “courage and personality” in a match that is likely to be partly played in the mind.