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Ronaldo Inspires Real To Comeback Win Over PSG

UEFA Champions League Report: Real Madrid v Paris Saint-Germain 14 February 2018

By SL International - Feb 14, 2018 11:40 PM

UEFA Champions League 

Result: Real Madrid 3-1 Paris Saint-Germain

Date: 14 February 2018

Venue: Santiago Bernabeu

Real Madrid came from a goal down to secure a favourable 3-1 win over Paris Saint Germain in the Champions League last 16 first-leg, with Cristiano Ronaldo netting a brace.

Click through the gallery to see match highlights of the first half.

Real started without wing back Dani Carvajal, who sat out through suspension, as Nacho Fernandez assumed his role.

Unai Emery pulled off a surprise omission with captain Thiago Silva ousted for French youngster Presnel Kimpembe.

Ronaldo looked for a two-minute lead after running behind the defence, but he volleyed across the face of goal.

German international Toni Kroos came up with another attempt at goal, which was blocked away before it diverted for a corner kick.

The oil-rich club came to the party with their first shot at goal through Yuri Berchichi, who fired across the face of goal from the right side.

The Portuguese international got played through goal once more after bearing down on Alphonse Areola which the latter blocked away.

The French champions took the lead after Adrien Rabiot was found in unfamiliar territory to side-foot home after 34 minutes.

Karim Benzema looked to put one over his countryman after unleashing a shot from close range, which Areola parried into touch.

The Spanish outfit drew level on the stroke of half time after Ronaldo stepped up to thump away from the spot after Kroos was hacked down by Marco Verratti.

Following the resumption, Kylian Mbappe who was once targeted by Los Blancos looked to regain the lead after getting on goal from the right, but could only drew a fine save from Keylor Navas.

Uruguayan Edison Cavani made way for Thomas Meunier 25 minutes before the end, while Gareth Bale came on for Benzema.

With chances drying up towards the closing stages, Ronaldo completed his brace with a looping finish which ricochet off his thigh despite the best efforts of Areola, 2-1.

It was three minutes later on after Marcelo lashed home a half volley which bumped off the ground and into an empty net, 3-1.

The two sides clash again in the decisive return leg set for Paris in three weeks time, and PSG will fancy their chances with the away goal to boot.

 


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MSANDROTIC Joined: 18 Jun 2013
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MSANDROTIC Feb 20, 2018 03:07 PM
He will do nothing, maybe is better if you can mention Neymar than him. Wish you all the best on your wishes, #KingCR7 #destroy @Bugatti
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Qondeni Feb 16, 2018 03:08 PM
CR7 ibhoza yam.
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Schweinstriker_31 Feb 15, 2018 07:33 PM
penaldo is the most overrated player in history
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Great white shark Joined: 07 Jul 2017
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Great white shark Feb 15, 2018 02:59 PM
he did what any player could have done, score a penalty and dat rikchate
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fanist Feb 15, 2018 02:48 PM
Still undoubtedly the best! Who can oppose that?
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Great white shark Joined: 07 Jul 2017
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Great white shark Feb 15, 2018 02:28 PM
@Evergreenmessi as de name says champions leaugue.....which means de best against de best. what a coward approach
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DopeZN Feb 15, 2018 01:33 PM
Still the best
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Evergreenmessi Feb 15, 2018 01:20 PM
@Great white shark true why xperimenting in champions league
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Evergreenmessi Feb 15, 2018 01:18 PM
2nd half dead till that fluck of ronaldo late in the too psg can come back at home
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Shine Tc Feb 15, 2018 01:15 PM
What a game.......I still don understand what did the referee do.
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Michaeltshigama Feb 15, 2018 11:41 AM
Haters r blaming the ref, kikiki
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Michaeltshigama Feb 15, 2018 11:41 AM
CR7 is the best n i don't want to say it more coz he has done it again n he'll keep on breaking the records
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Great white shark Feb 15, 2018 11:29 AM
bloody referee with poor officiating, he influenced de results, as for Ronaldo he was jst lucky on de night nothing special. Psg were so naïve, their coach included how do u justify replacing Cavani with a rightback and pushing alves forward wherelse u have Di mari, DRAXLER AND PASTORE. lets wait and see how it will unfold in paris
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Faysal Feb 15, 2018 11:26 AM
There ref helped cowdrid to win
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Evergreenmessi Feb 15, 2018 11:24 AM
@wash & wear u been in hibanation almost 6 months I understand your kind of behaviour u have been buried alive by poor performance of madrid lived in the dark for to long it affected your leaving spirit being in the dark changed you to devil worshiper you cant pray for the worse for another living being thats what you been doing to that inhabitant pit madrind should win often to keep you among us so we can teach you Godly manners see us fcbarcela when we celebrate a win
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baba ka Luvo Feb 15, 2018 11:19 AM
Ronaldo always come up for big matches
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lulikho Feb 15, 2018 10:48 AM
lmao...hala Madrid
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vijjox Feb 15, 2018 10:19 AM
@Evergreenmessi uf Neymar wins world cup he will simply lift up that thing
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CHELSEA101 Feb 15, 2018 09:55 AM
French league is weak thn cheese boy goes there says he wants to compete wth messi nd ronaldo. Sies results of playing in weak league.
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scarbon Feb 15, 2018 09:29 AM
What did Ronaldo inspire there the guy scored with a penalty and fluke goal ,the headline should have at least said Asensio inspires Real comeback or Marcelo

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