Media interest in PSG-Real Madrid tie “the equivalent of a Champions League final”

As reported by Le Parisien, the eagerly anticipated Champions League last 16 first leg tie between PSG and Real Madrid tomorrow has received interest level with the competition’s final.

In all, 276 media representatives from all over the world will attend the game after over 500 accreditation requests. That’s 86 photographers and 190 journalists while 35 television channels will be present. “It’s the equivalent of a Champions League final,” explained a UEFA official present at PSG’s training ground today, quoted by the Paris paper. “We’re matching the biggest matches ever at the Parc des Princes… The figures are comparable to the semi-final against Manchester City last season.” Nearly 50 journalists attended the opening 15 minutes of PSG’s training session today alone while another 65 will be present at the Parc de Princes for Real Madrid’s training session tonight.

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These figures, however, fall far short of the 800 professionals from 200 different media outlets who were accredited to cover the 2018 last 16 meeting between the teams at the Bernabéu in Madrid.

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