Mauricio Pochettino was forced to make some tough choices ahead of the crucial tie against the Spanish giants.

Paris Saint-Germain's coach has finally revealed the team's lineup for tonight's clash against Real Madrid, and there were some surprises among the eleven men that will enter the pitch as starters against Los Blancos. 

With the confirmed absence of Sergio Ramos, coach Mauricio Pochettino was able to end all controversy in defense, leaving Marquinhos and Presnel Kimpembe as his starting center backs. Nevertheless, two very familiar players to Real Madrid will not be around to face them when the match kicks off.

The first one of those is Keylor Navas, who was left out of the lineup in favor of Gianluigi Donarumma. This might not be as surprising, as Navas has only played three games for Les Parisiens in the ongoing UCL campaign. Navas was eagerly waiting to face his former teammates, including the man who inherited the No.1 spot as Real Madrid's goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois.

The other major absence in the team's lineup was that of Neymar, who recently recovered from an ankle problem that had left him out from the field since November. While some expected to see him as a starter, Pochettino has decided to give the starting nod to Angel Di María.

Here is PSG's starting lineup for the crucial first leg against Real Madrid taking place this evening.