Real Madrid 3 – PSG 1
PSG hate playing in Spain in the Champions League.
A year after Barcelona recorded one of the all-time great comebacks against PSG in the UCL, the Ligue 1 powerhouse lost 3-1 at Real Madrid this week.
PSG took the lead at the Santiago Bernabeu in the first half through Adrien Rabiot.
Cristiano Ronaldo levelled just before the break from the penalty spot, while Los Blancos scored two late goals to seal the win.
Ronaldo scored his second with a close range rebound off his knee, before a Marcelo scored with a deflected shot.
So the tie dead? Or can PSG comeback in the second leg in France in two week time?
Thiago Silva & Angel Di Maria’s wives vs Unai Emery
PSG manager Unai Emery took a bit of a gamble in his selection against Real Madrid.
Two star South American players, Thiago Silva and Angel Di Maria, were both left on the bench for the Champions League tie.
When the team sheets were released before the game the wives of Silva and Di Maia both used Instagram Stories to vent their frustrations.
Di Maria’s wife talking about extra effort, goals and assists have lead her husband being left on the PSG bench.
As for Silva’s wife, she was bemused with Emery’s tactics.
The social media outbursts reflects Emery’s standing in Paris. The manager, who many believe will leave PSG at the end of the season, doesn’t seem to command the requisite respect.
For the record, neither Thiago Silva nor angel Di Maria were brought off the bench in the 3-1 defeat.