Published: Sat, February 17, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Zidane expects Real to 'suffer' in Paris after first-leg win

Zidane expects Real to 'suffer' in Paris after first-leg win

The return match will be played in Paris on March 6 and Neymar Sr warned that the French club would not give up without a fight.

Though Real Madrid have a two-goal advantage, they would know the tie is far from being over.

PSG dominated on certain phases of the game against Madrid and even took the lead with Rabiot's goal.

Ronaldo fizzed a shot over the bar down the other end but made no mistake when Giovani Lo Celso was penalised for tugging Toni Kroos's shirt in the area.

"We can speak about the referee", Al-Khelaifi told beIN Sports post-match. "Neymar doesn't have the quality of Messi, [Diego] Maradona or Cristiano Ronaldo, who can win a match at any time".

9 - Bayern Munich are Ronaldo's favourite opposition in the competition, he has scored nine times in six appearances for Madrid against the Bundesliga champions.

"In the second half we waited a little bit, we played better, and we had more opportunities".

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The runaway leaders in Ligue 1 haven't made it past the quarter-final stage of the Champions League since 1994-95 and Rabiot was brutal in his dissection of their temperament. "I think that Uefa have to do something".

The first cannoned up off Areola for Ronaldo to score his second and then Marcelo broke in from the opposite flank to give Madrid their two-goal cushion. Previous year I was in a much worse situation and we managed to get through.

Neymar, who joined the French Giants last summer for a world record €222 million claimed that Paris Saint-Germain's board has not provided him with enough support to win the Champions League this season, suggesting that they need to sign former teammate and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi.

Zidane had been heavily criticized for not featuring playmaking midfielders Francisco "Isco" Alarcon and Marco Asensio more, for sticking with Karim Benzema as a starter despite his paltry goal numbers, and for starting little-used Mateo Kovacic in a 3-0 defeat at home to Barcelona in December. "It's going to be very hard for Madrid in Paris". Cavani then soon had the chance of PSG's second away goal, but Casemiro scrambled back to help his defenders and make a crucial block.

Neymar's frustrations were eminent from the start as he got booked in the early minutes of the first half.

Ronaldo has had a bad season by his standards, and didn't look much like his old self against PSG either, but if there's one thing we know, it's that Cristiano Ronaldo loves the Champions League.

Ronaldo put Real in front in the 83rd minute with a scrappy strike from close range.

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