Official: Legia Warsaw vs Real Madrid to be played behind closed doors
- September 29, 2016

UEFA’s Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body (CEDB) announced on Thursday that Polish side Legia Warsaw have been charged with the following for incidents that occurred during the match against Borussia Dortmund on September 14:

Crowd disturbances - Art. 16 (2) of the UEFA Disciplinary Regulations (DR)
Setting off of fireworks - Art. 16 (2) DR
Throwing of objects - Art. 16 (2) DR
Insufficient organization - Art. 16 (1) DR
Racist behaviour - Art. 14 DR
Stairways blocked - Art. 38 of UEFA Safety & Security Regulations

As punishment, Legia’s match against Real Madrid (November 2) will be played behind closed doors. The club will also be fined €80,000.


Champions League: Real Madrid vs PSG facts (GS4) | November 3, 2015 | ©
- Real Madrid seal passage to the UCL Round of 16 [draw on Dec 14]
- Only top European club to remain undefeated this season
- UCL record set as club with 19-game unbeaten streak
- Only club to never have been knocked out group stage (having played at least 3)
- 11th time to advance to next round with 2 group stage matchdays remaining

Champions League: Real Madrid vs PSG (GS4) | November 3, 2015
- TV listings | Official streams

- Preview {} | Stadium arrival
- Match prep
- Last meeting: 0-0 (Oct 21, 2015 - GS3)
- Lineups: RM | PSG

Absentees (Call-ups)
- Arbeloa, Bale, Benzema, Carvajal (injury)

- 1st sell-out of the season
- Ronaldo has played in 92% of RM’s European matches (89% minutes)
- Casemiro an unsung hero
- Group A standings (RM and PSG currently tied for 1st)
- Youth League result: RM 2-0 PSG {}
  ⌞ Goals: Lazo, Mayoral
  ⌞ Group standings (RM in 2nd place)


Post-match player reactions vs PSG | November 3, 2015

Sergio Ramos {
“[The win] was not at all comfortable, and it is true that there were some good things. We have a lot to reflect on.

"We played a better game there [in Paris] – you play better and you take just one point – and here you play worse and you take all three. Football has this, and you would always take a win. We must be happy to be practically qualified and must reflect on the mistakes we have made.”

Isco Alarcón {}
“The fans are the people that pay to come and it is their right to [whistle]. We try to do as well as possible and sometimes things do not go as well as we want.“

Nacho Fernandez {}
"To be honest, I didn’t want to put the ball there but with a little luck the ball went in. I just saw that the goalkeeper was making a mistake.”

Keylor Navas {}
“Thanks to God we were able to pick up three very valuable points. The team are doing a great job and we kept a cleansheet. I always try to do well and help my team-mates. They do a fantastic job at helping to ensure everything goes to plan.“

Toni Kroos {}
“We didn’t lose in Paris, and we won today so that was our goal and we did it. But I think we’re not pretty happy with our performance today. Paris had more possession than us. I think we can improve with this. Of course we create great chances every game, but I also think Paris also had some opportunities so I think we’re a little bit lucky to win this today.” 

Luka Modrić {}
“Paris is a great team. They have a lot of great players, and we knew it would be a tough game. In the second half, we improved. We even have to admit they were a better team tonight. But in the end, we won. That will be remembered in the end even though we didn’t play our best game. I’m sure when all our players come back from injuries we’ll be a much stronger team in the future.”


Marcelo picks up hamstring injury {} | November 3, 2015

Tests confirmed an injury to Marcelo’s left thigh. He has been ruled out for Sunday’s match but is aiming for el Clásico on November 21. If by chance he cannot recover in time, Nacho or Arbeloa will have to slot in his place since there are no direct replacements for Marcelo on the roster. 


Prep for PSG | November 1-3, 2015
- previous

- Sun, Nov 1: solo work for Bale, Benzema, Carvajal; recovery session {}
- Mon, Nov 2: Bale, Benzema, Carvajal still worked apart {}
- Tue, Nov 3: stretching session {

Call-ups (19 players)
- Notable inclusions: James (1st call-up since MD2), Navas, Ramos
- Absentees: Arbeloa, Bale, Benzema, Carvajal (injury)

Press conference - Benítez {}, Marcelo {}
B: Denies covering up Kovačić’s injury
B: Arbeloa and Bale aren’t match fit; James not ready to play 90′; Benzema sticking to recovery schedule
M: Refused to be drawn into Barça’s Halloween costumes incident
M: Doesn’t consider himself to be the best LB in the world

Match (UCL, GS4)
- Preview {}
- Last meeting: 0-0 (Oct 21, 2015 - GS3)
- Kickoff: Tue, Nov 3 at 8:45pm CET
- Undefeated at home in the group stages since 2009
- Navas gives pre-match interview to UEFA {}
- Di María remembers La Décima {}