Paris Saint-Germain manager Unai Emery cut a frustrated figure after the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid on Wednesday, due to what he saw as biased officiating. I think we were more effective than we have been before, but Real Madrid can never be considered dead. "We have a lot of options to overturn that deficit, I have faith in the team", Emery said.
That goal meant Ronaldo became the first player to hit a century of goals for one team in Europe's elite club competition, with the Portugal worldwide then putting his side ahead seven minutes from time.
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The win was perhaps the biggest of the season for the Blancos and leaves them in excellent shape heading into the second leg, which PSG will host on March 6 at Parc des Princes Stadium.
"Honestly, I would have no problem playing for Barcelona". Zinedine Zidane's side was given a lifeline just before half when Toni Kroos was needlessly hauled down inside the box by Giovani Lo Celso. We played 90 stunning minutes against a top rival. "We have to be satisfied, and enjoy this", said Zidane.
Both teams knew they couldn't play their full strength XI, given the nature of injuries and suspension. Had Neymar received a second yellow he would have missed the decisive return leg next month in Paris.More news: 19-year-old shoots 17 dead at USA high school
His decision to bring on a defender, Thomas Meunier, for striker Edinson Cavani with around 25 minutes remaining to hold what they had was made worse by what followed.
A year after they fell apart in historic fashion to lose 6-1 in Barcelona at the same stage of the competition after winning 4-0 at home, here was another late collapse on Spanish soil.
Zidane got it right tonight, though it's amusing to think of his being fired had the Ramos handball gone in PSG's favor and two away goals somehow dooming Real.More news: The Overwatch League welcomes its first female player
"We always say the same things and we always get caught out in the same way", Rabiot told beIN Sports. "We scored fantastic goals in the right moment".
"We have to be happy with what we did against a very good side who can make things hard for you".
"I think we sat back a bit more in the second half, but we played better, had more chances and scored two more goals".More news: US Appeals Court Rules Trump's Immigration Order Violates Rights of Muslims