Real Madrid 3-1 PSG: What we learned as Ronaldo bounces backFebruary 14, 2018
What did we learn as Real Madrid beat Paris Saint Germain 3-1 on Wednesday evening in the Champions League.
Unai Emery hasn’t learnt from Barcelona
The Spanish coach watched on in shock last season as Luis Enrique’s Barca came from behind in the tie to produce one of the most amazing comebacks in football history.
His PSG side played well for large parts at the Bernabeu on Wednesday evening, taking the lead through Adrien Rabiot, but they saw Ronaldo score twice and Marcelo strike to lose the game, mainly in the final ten minutes.
Whilst the pressure was high on Zinedine Zidane heading into the game; Emery’s job may be up for grabs if his side do not produce the goods in the second leg in two weeks time.
Ronaldo is back…..
Its not been the most consistent season for the Portuguese international, but his hat-trick against Real Sociedad on Saturday – matched with his double on Wednesday evening has now seen him bounce back to form.
His brace against PSG sees him grab his 10th and 11th goals in the Champions League this season.
Should Madrid have any hope in retaining their European title this season, Ronaldo will as always – be a vital part in their success.
Neymar and Mbappe fail to impress
Much was said in the build up of Neymar, who has been linked with a move to Real Madrid of late.
Whilst he got himself on the ball countless times, the Brazilian failed to produce anything near his own high standards.
His combination play with Edinson Cavani and Kylian Mbappe left much to be desired, seeing the former being hauled off for Thomas Meunièr in the second half.
Mbappe, who cost over £100m last summer is tipped to become one of footballs greats, but his performance was poor.
The French youngster failed to get a decent effort on goal, whilst his first touch was poor too – which gained the wrath of Dani Alves throughout the second half.