Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid meet in the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg on Wednesday.
Paris dominated for long periods but came up against a resolute Madrid side who looked to have gone to the French capital determined not to play themselves out of the tie. After Thibaut Courtois saved Lionel Messi’s second-half penalty, it appeared that they would return to Spain with parity; Kylian Mbappé had other ideas.
Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Alaba, Nacho; Modrić, Kroos, Valverde; Asensio, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Paris: Navas; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Gueye, Verratti, Danilo; Messi, Mbappé, Neymar
What the coaches say
Carlo Ancelotti, Real Madrid coach: “We’ve worked really well on the physical side of our game over the past three weeks. We didn’t play well in Paris, but we’re confident and have faith that we can put in a really good performance on Wednesday night.”
Mauricio Pochettino, Paris coach: “The challenge is to maintain our advantage from the first leg. We have a lot of respect for Real Madrid. A club that wins 13 Champions League titles; that does not happen by accident. But we are not scared. We will try to play our own game.”
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