Ronaldo teaches a lesson to Neymar and Mbappe (cartoon)

Ronaldo teaches a lesson to Neymar and Mbappe (cartoon)

What crisis in Madrid?

Cristiano Ronaldo scored twice, once from the spot, as Real Madrid came from behind to beat PSG 3-1 in the first leg of their Champions League round of 16 tie.

PSG dominated on certain phases of the game against Madrid and even took the lead with Rabiot's goal.

Neymar Believes That Paris Saint-Germain Must Sign Messi In Order To Boost Their Chances Of Winning The Champions League.

"Last year I was in a much worse situation and got through".

Triumph against PSG could help Madrid turn its fortunes around in what has been an up-and-down season for the Spanish powerhouse.

Ronaldo added he was very happy with how his side came out in the second half against their French opponents.

"We have to be happy with what we did against a very good side who can make things hard for you".

While some might try to give Neymar a clever assist on the goal, it clearly went off the defender. "Creamy" said for a few moments before the half time whistle - Kroos earned a penalty, and Ronaldo is not without problems implemented a judicial sentence.

Neymar has starred for PSG this season, scoring 28 goals in as many matches across all competitions following the midweek Champions League clash.

The second half was a nervier affair but Dani Alves was just inches from making it 2-1, the Brazilian failing to connect with Yuri Berchiche's cross-cum-shot from the left of the box.

Both managers made interesting moves with about 25 minutes to play.

With nearly half an hour left, Emery replaced top scorer Edinson Cavani with full-back Thomas Meunier, while Germany forward Julian Draxler was sent on only in the 84th minute as the visitors chased an equaliser.

The flurry of PSG pressure seemed also to provoke more urgency in Madrid and they did then respond impressively.

In the meantime, Madrid goes to Real Betis on Sunday, when it will seek to avenge a loss to the Andalusian club at the Santiago Bernabeu in September.

With PSG coasting to a draw at the Bernabeu, it was Zinedine Zidane's utilisation of his substitutes that swung the tight contest in Real Madrid's favour.

10 - Although often thought of as deadly from set-pieces, only 10 of Ronaldo's 101 goals have been direct from free-kicks.

In a major point of the match, the 33-year-old calmly found the back of the net despite the best efforts of goalkeeper Alphonse Areola. Areola had a good match, but he could've done more to keep the ball away from Ronaldo.

Neymar and Kylian Mbappe tried a bit of everything for PSG vs.

The teams lock horns on 6th March for the second-leg, which is sure to be another cracker!

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