There is a reason why Real Madrid is referred to as the best team in the world. It is because of their impeccable character to always rise on the biggest of occasions. In a season Los Blancos are wallowing at third on the La Liga table and are not putting a show in domestic competitions, that’s the period they still find space within the team to beat the most expensive side in world football.
PSG were with their world record signing, Neymar Jr as Real came from behind to beat the Paris club 3-1 at Benabeau.
A brace from Cristiano Ronaldo and a late strike from Marcelo cancelled Rabiot opener in the first half. It was surprising to see the kind of performance from several of PSG stars. Neymar was showboating than playing football.
Unai Emery did not do enough tactically in the game as his lineup had debutant when experienced players were benched away at Benabeau. Real were with their famous regular and kept the job basic and simple.
It was like a mental win Real had over PSG. The fact that they are defending champions and will want to salvage their season as a whole, they were definitely going to put in their all in the game.
Zinedine Zidane will be the happiest man on earth because he has been doomed to be a failure this season and now he might probably be heading for a third straight champions league win in a row.
Cristiano Ronaldo also became the first player to score in 11 consecutive champions league game which took the 33-year-old season tally to 11 in the competition.
The game is not over as PSG will hope they could salvage the game at Paris and go through but it will be a very difficult task against a Real side that’s not leaving anything for the taking.