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PSG show off ahead of tie against Real Madrid


Paris Saint-Germain will arrive for their Champions League clash with Real Madrid in some style as the Ligue 1 giants showed off the customised aeroplane they will be flying in on their journey to the Spanish capital.

The special aeroplane includes huge images of some of the club’s major stars across the chassis and is coated with a splash of PSG red and blue.

Neymar features in the centre alongside the club’s all-time record goalscorer Edinson Cavani while Kylian Mbappe is on the far left.

Marco Verratti, Marquinhos and Adrien Rabiot make up the remaining PSG stars included on the Emirates aeroplane, who sponsor the Ligue 1 side.

The club proudly showed off the image on their Instagram account as the team prepared to face the holders at the Bernabeu in their last-16 tie.

Neymar scored the only goal of the game on Friday night as PSG beat Toulouse 1-0 last time out to go 13 points clear at the top of Ligue 1.

The Brazilian’s preparation for the Madrid clash included a visit to a tattoo parlour on Monday as he got inked with some Champions League-themed artwork.

The world-record £198million star received a tattoo paying homage to his Champions League success in 2015 with former team Barcelona.

Madrid meanwhile warmed up for the PSG tie with a 5-2 rout of Real Sociedad on Saturday evening with Cristiano Ronaldo bagging a hat-trick.

Unai Emery’s side had topped a Champions League group featuring Bayern Munich to qualify for the knockout stages while defending champions Madrid finished second behind Tottenham in Group H.

Reports in Spain suggest Neymar could make a move to Madrid in the future and current Real player Marcelo talked up the chances of his compatriot joining him.

I think Neymar will play for Real Madrid one day,’ Marcelo told Esporte Interativo. ‘Would Neymar fit at Real Madrid? He would fit, for sure.

‘It would be great if he came to Real Madrid. ‘In my opinion the great players have to play at this club.’

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