Ronaldo consoles Neymar after Actual Madrid beat PSG
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice as Actual Madrid beat Paris Saint-Germain Three-1 within the first leg of their Champions League round-of-16 tie.
The French aspect took the lead by Adrien Rabiot however Ronaldo equalised from the penalty spot simply earlier than half-time.
The Portugal ahead then put the hosts forward with seven minutes left earlier than left-back Marcelo’s close-range end gave the holders a two-goal cushion to take to Paris.
The world was watching as two of essentially the most expensively assembled squads in world soccer collided on the Bernabeu, with a lot of the pre-match consideration specializing in Neymar and Ronaldo.
It was the prodigious boy surprise who drew first blood for his aspect, with the Brazilian’s cute backheel delicately falling into the trail of the onrushing Rabiot.
Nevertheless, the Spanish champions grew into the sport and confirmed precisely why they’ve managed to retain the Champions League trophy.
Giovani Lo Celso, who appeared overawed by the event, needlessly introduced down Toni Kroos late within the first half within the field.
33-year-old Ronaldo stepped up and duly dispatched the penalty to depart the scores stage going into the break.
Because the second half started, Kylian Mbappe reminded the world of his phenomenal younger expertise by drawing a wise save from Keylor Navas firstly of the second half.
Nevertheless, the hosts took the lead when Alphonse Areola was unable to maintain out a stinging shot which fell completely into the trail of Ronaldo – who didn’t know an terrible lot concerning the aim.
The introduction of Marco Asensio modified the course of the sport utterly and he helped arrange the third, doubtlessly conclusive aim, when his reduce was met on the volley by the marauding Marcelo.