A Cristiano Ronaldo brace helped Actual Madrid come from behind to spice up their hopes of as soon as once more retaining the Champions League throughout a pulsating last-16 encounter with Paris St-Germain.
The Portuguese ahead scored a late close-range strike after his penalty had cancelled out Adrien Rabiot’s opener on the finish of an exciting first half.
Brazilian left-back Marcelo wrapped up the victory minutes after Ronaldo’s tap-in with a objective created by Marco Asensio.
The emphatic spot-kick meant Ronaldo turned the primary participant in Champions League historical past to attain 100 targets for a similar membership
Final season, Zinedine Zidane’s Actual turned the primary workforce to retain the Champions League and received La Liga for the primary time since 2012.
This time period they’re already out of the Copa del Rey and fourth in La Liga, 17 factors behind leaders Barcelona as strain on their French supervisor has mounted.
PSG performed their half in an end-to-end contest, with Neymar’s delicate help for Rabiot a spotlight and Kylian Mbappe forcing a robust save from Actual goalkeeper Keylor Navas.
However the end result places Actual in management heading into the second leg at Parc des Princes on 6 March.
Nevertheless, Zidane’s facet additionally survived a second-half penalty declare with the scores degree when Rabiot’s shot hit Sergio Ramos excessive on the arm.
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