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Champions League: Ronaldo double sinks PSG, Liverpool score five in emphatic win

15 Febrero 2018
Champions League: Ronaldo double sinks PSG, Liverpool score five in emphatic win

"He used to mess about in training and do it but to do it in a game, I'm not saying he means it, but he used to do it", Ferdinand said on BT Sport.

They carried a 4-0 lead to Barcelona at the same stage last season only to self-destruct in losing 6-1 in the second leg at the Camp Nou.

"We knew [PSG] were a very dangerous team with the forwards they have".

PSG will now have to score at least two goals in Paris and ensure Madrid doesn't score even once to ensure they progress further in the competition. "Not just with the ball, as we know that with the ball we can do great things, but we defended very well too, with intensity".

"This is no time to dwell on things and this team, despite conceding a goal, looked for that win with real integrity against a focused side". "We still have a good chance, and we need to have confidence at home".

For PSG, who suffered their first Valentine Day's defeat, the romance of the Champions League is certainly dead.

The most-hyped round-of-16 tie in living memory experienced an interminable build-up.

"But this is the Champions League and Madrid have the experience".

Referee Gianluca Rocchi did not award a free-kick either way and then caught a Neymar pass on the side of the head moments later. "It has to be that way", he told reporters.

Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 115 goals in total in Europe's top competition, is the only player to have reached a century for a single team in the tournament's history.

Barca face Chelsea in the Champions League next week, a club the Argentine international has never scored against.

"Vital win, " Ramos said after the match.

Real Madrid's Spanish midfielder Isco (c) vies with Paris Saint-Germain's Marco Verratti (l). "He has always shown he can make the difference".

As the second half began, Kylian Mbappe reminded the world of his phenomenal young talent by drawing a smart save from Keylor Navas at the start of the second half.

"It was a good evening, we completely deserved our victory".

The change was almost instant as Madrid gained enough of the key possession with Asensio providing the deliveries for Madrid to unearth two goals.

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.

But one man who was not surprised to be mirroring the joy of his teammate was Marcelo, who just three minutes after congratulating Ronaldo was receiving the plaudits himself after arrowing a left-footed volley, with the help of a slight deflection, past the beaten Areola, sending the Madridistas behind the goal into scenes of delirium. This, perhaps, was a glimpse into a future in which elite clubs, focused more on marketing and the generation of revenue than the pursuit of a coherent footballing philosophy, gather together elite players and throw them out onto the pitch to perform without any thought as to whether they can play together.