Real Madrid: No score
PSG: Angel Di Maria (14″, 33″), Thomas Meunier (90+1″)
- PSG did not have Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani in their line up. Neymar and Mbappe enjoyed the game from stand.
- Both Navas and Icardi were included in starting line up against Real Madrid.
- Ramos could not play today’s match as he was suspended for a deliberate card last year.
- Maria scored double and Meunier adds third after fine late breakaway
One of the most successful team in UEFA Champions League, Real Madrid was routed by Paris Saint-Germain in Paris today. PSG started without Neymar, Mbappe and Cavani and still they were leading 2-0 when we were half an hour into the game.
Zidane had almost the squad which won Champions League in previous years. But this time, it seems he needs some drastic change in his team. Zidane fielded Benzema, Hazard and Bale in his starting line up. But Hazard and Barring few occasion, Benzema were missing. Bale tried to keep things
Real Madrid which almost score two goals, one by Gareth Bale at and the other by Kareem Benzema either side of the break, found both the goals were ruled out. While Bale made a spectacular attempt and scored the goal with a volley, the PSG players protested. This led referee to review the goal, which he eventually ruled out, as the ball appeared to touch Bale’s hand. For Kareem Benzema goal, Lucas Vanquiz was in offside position and sensibly he left the ball for Benzema to score. But referee did not allow the goal, which left Benzema smiling with amusement.
Earlier Di Maria scored a double and Meunier increased the talley during injury time to cause further embarrassment for Real Madrid.
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) September 18, 2019
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— Paris Saint-Germain (@PSG_inside) September 18, 2019
Head to Head
A delighted Tuchel warned PSG’s absent stars they will have to learn from the performances of Di Maria, Mauro Icardi and Pablo Sarabia, who started as the front three.
“I’m very happy with the whole team because it was really difficult,” Tuchel said. “We had a lot of chances, but there were also some stages for Real where we suffered. But we stayed structured, always tight, aggressive and compact. Really, it was a complete performance.
“Mbappe and Neymar saw the match, and they have to do what the others did on their return. A problem for the coach? That’s good, but we are happy to have such a team, which was not always the case.”
Casemiro lamented below par performance but assured his team can recover -“We have not played well, they [PSG] have had control of the game and we know that it is difficult to play here,” he told Movistar.
“They are very strong, they have great players. There are no excuses, we have not played well, but there is still time for many things, to keep working. “There are many things ahead.”
“We always try to be aggressive, but of course when the result is 3-0 we know that things are more noticeable,” he said. “We know that if we don’t make an almost perfect match here, you don’t win. There’s a lot of time to change this.”