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Highlights Real Madrid vs PSG, Champions League R-16 1st leg: Madrid seize control against PSG; Liverpool win 5-0

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Highlights Real Madrid vs PSG, Champions League R-16 1st leg: Madrid seize control against PSG; Liverpool win 5-0
  • 03:26 (IST)

    That's it from us for tonight. What a brilliant Champions League night. 9 goals scored. Real Madrid and Liverpool will be the happier set of fans. The Reds should be through to the quarter-final. Madrid still have work to do as Paris will come hard at them in the second leg. Thank you for staying with us, keep following Firstpost for all the Champions League news and stories

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    Ageless wonder! 

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    MANE! MANE! 

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    FT stats: Real Madrid 3-1 PSG

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    Happy Valentine's Day! 

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    Spirits remain high at the Dragao despite the drubbing!

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    FT stats: Porto 0-5 Liverpool

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    FT: Real Madrid 3-1 PSG

    Ronaldo has handed Real the advantage but credit must go to Zidane for the bold changes. All to do for PSG in Paris who would be disappointed with the result at the Bernabeu despite putting out a decent show. But Real Madrid showed just why they are Champions of Europe and after that performance they may stay there for a bit longer

     

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    FT: Porto 0-5 Liverpool

    A masterclass from Liverpool who have all but qualified for the quarter-finals. A first win for Liverpool in Portugal in 1984 and what a wa t achieve it. 

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    3 minutes of stoppage time added at the Bernabeu!

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    Meunier is shown the yellow card for a foul on Marcelo. PSG are rattled!

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    GOAL! Real Madrid 3-1 PSG. MARCELO!

    Asensio the provider but Marcelo with a neat finish and Zidane's substitutions weren't risky at all. Madrid in control of the tie now

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    GOAL! Porto 0-5 Liverpool. Sadio Mane again!

    Mane completes his hat-trick as Porto are being dismantled by Liverpool. Surely this tie is done and dustes

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    GOAL! Real Madrid 2-1 PSG Ronaldo scores again!

    Huge goal from Ronaldo as he bundles home from close range after Areola pushes a Marco Asesnsio cross in his path

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    80' Real Madrid 1-1 PSG

    PSG starting to grow more as an attacking force. Zidane responds by throwing more attacking players on the pitch and taking off the cover of Casemiro. RIsky move by the Real Madrid coach. 

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    Double Real change: Lucas Vasquez ON Casemiro OFF; Marco Asensio ON Isco OFF

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    Yellow Card for Nacho for bring down a rampaging Neymar

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    BLOCK! Sergio Ramos with goal-saving block to deny Marquinhos. Brilliant defending from Ramos. After 75 minutes it's remains 1-1 at the Bernabeu

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    One foot in the quarter-finals!

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    GOAL! Porto 0-4 Liverpool. Roberto Firmino scores

    It's carnage at Dragao. Firmino finishes off a fine move to put Liverpool in complete control of the tie. Liverpool have one foot in the quarter-finals

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    Real Madrid substitution: Garerh Bale ON for Karim Benzema

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    At Estadio do Dragao

    65' Porto 0-3 Liverpool

    The Reds are in control in Portugal and are looking to add to their three strikes so far.

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    Gareth Bale is coming on for Real Madrid

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    Ronaldo fires in into the wall but it's a corner for Madrid

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    Yellow Card for Adrein Rabiot for a foul on Luka Modric. But it looked like a bltant dive from the Croatian. Great area for Ronaldo to test Areola

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    Prolific!

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    60' Real Madrid 1-1 PSG

    A rare dull period in the game at the Bernabeu. Both teams a bit cautious in approach and don't want to give away the next goal. 

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    MANE!!

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    55' Real Madrid 1-1 PSG

    Role reversal! PSG with a good spell of possession in Real Madrid's half with no real penetration but the home side almost score from a counter that is defended well by PSG at the expense of a corner

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    GOAL! Porto 0-3 Liverpool. Sadio Mane scores!

    Mane taps home from close range to cap off a brilliant counter-attack

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    50' Real Madrid 1-1 PSG

    Similar pattern to the second half as Real Madrid enjoy more of the ball but PSG remain a threat on the break. Mbappe with the best chance of the half so far but his low shot was saved by Navas. 

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    Second half starts both at the Bernabeu and Dragao

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    HT stats: Real Madrid 1-1 PSG

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    HT stats: Porto 0-2 Liverpool

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    HT: Real Madrid 1-1 PSG

    A half that came into life at the very end. Rabiot firing the away side into the lead before PSG gifting the home side a way back into the contest with a penalty that Ronaldo put away with no problem. Lo Celso was a lucky man to be still on the pitch. Madrid have had more of the ball, but PSG have looked more threatening on the break. Plenty to ponder for both managers at the break

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    HT: Porto 0-2 Liverpool

    Liverpool in the driver's seat after two goals from Mane and Salah. The Reds dominated large parts of the half after weathering an early storm from the home leg

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    GOAL! Real Madrid 1-1 PSG. Cristiano Ronaldo dispatches the penalty

    Ronaldo fires home the penalty. Real Madrid are back on level terms

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    PENALTY to Real Madrid! 

    Lo Celso brings down Toni Kroos inside the box

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    40' Real Madrid 0-1 PSG

    More and more gaps appearing for the PSG front men on the counter attack. Real's good early start seems a while ago now. The visitors are well and truly in the ascendancy and their is a sharpness in their play now

FT: Real Madrid 3-1 PSG

Ronaldo has handed Real the advantage but credit must go to Zidane for the bold changes. All to do for PSG in Paris who would be disappointed with the result at the Bernabeu despite putting out a decent show. But Real Madrid showed just why they are Champions of Europe and after that performance they may stay there for a bit longer

Preview: Title-holders Real Madrid face Neymar's Paris Saint-Germain in a blockbuster Champions League clash on Wednesday with the French club needing to erase the painful memory of their collapse last time they came to Spain.

Propelled by the riches of their Qatari owners, PSG dream of following in Real's footsteps and becoming kings of Europe, a year after their humiliating exit in the last 16 at the hands of Barcelona.

On that occasion, having won 4-0 in the first leg, PSG collapsed in the return at the Camp Nou, going down 6-1.

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal to bring Real Madrid back in the game against PSG. AFP

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th goal to bring Real Madrid back in the game against PSG. AFP

"This is a chance for us to keep growing as a club by playing against the reigning champions and the team that has won the most titles. We want to get to that level," said PSG's Spanish coach Unai Emery ahead of Wednesday's last 16, first leg at the 81,000-seat Santiago Bernabeu, which kicks off at 1945 GMT.

Emery said his side — backed by 4,000 fans in the Spanish capital -- had learnt from that defeat a year ago and are "better prepared now".

The pressure on him is immense, with PSG's owners unlikely to look kindly on a second consecutive exit at this stage of the Champions League given the extent of their investment at the start of this season.

The mastermind of Barcelona's stunning comeback that night, Neymar, is now a PSG player, having cost the French club a world-record 222 million euros ($264 million). They also committed 180 million euros to take 19-year-old striker Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.

"It is not easy to win a competition like this. We need to go through a lot of things on the way, but each season, and every day that goes by, we are working and getting closer to our objective," said PSG's Brazilian defender Marquinhos.

He will be partnered in the centre of PSG's defence by Presnel Kimpembe, sports daily L'Equipe claimed, with captain Thiago Silva being dropped.

History on Real's side

If domestic form is anything to go by, then PSG look in great shape.

They have won 14 out of 15 games since the end of the Champions League group stage, while Real flounder in fourth in La Liga, 17 points behind leaders Barcelona.

Just as Emery can ill afford a defeat over two legs -- the return will be in Paris on March 6 -- so Real coach Zinedine Zidane's future likely depends on the outcome of the tie.

"I am not thinking about my future. I am only thinking about the match," the Frenchman insisted.

History is on Real's side -- they are the 12-time European champions, winners in each of the last two seasons.

Their fans will hold up a display showing the face of Rafael Nadal, the 10-time French Open champion and one of Madrid's most famous fans, as the sides come out, sports daily Marca said.

On the field, in Cristiano Ronaldo, Madrid have the current Ballon d'Or and a player who has scored 99 times for them in the Champions League. The Portuguese has 43 goals in his last 43 appearances in the knockout phase.

Neymar, meanwhile, is seen by many in Madrid as the man Real should try to sign to succeed Ronaldo, now 33.

Marcelo, the Real left-back and an international colleague of the Brazilian forward, said at the weekend that he could see Neymar one day in the home dressing room at the Bernabeu.

Marquinhos, meanwhile, insisted Neymar is not unsettled by the speculation.

"He knows very well how to control his emotions. He handles the pressure and responds on the field," he said.

Mbappe is in the spotlight, too. The teenager is the youngest player to reach 10 Champions League goals -- and PSG beat Real to his signature last August.

"Neymar is a great player, but we have to think about the whole team, the collective is more important," said Marcelo.

PSG travelled without veteran midfielder Thiago Motta, meaning recent signing Lassana Diarra is tipped to start against his old club. For Real, Nacho should replace the banned Dani Caravajal at right-back.


Published Date: Feb 15, 2018 00:13 AM | Updated Date: Feb 15, 2018 03:52 AM

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