They did pull one back, however, when Thiago Silva took advantage of confusion in the box to get a free header on goal.
Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, right, celebrates with his teammates after scoring the opening goal of his team during the round of 16, 2nd leg Champions League soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid at the Parc des Princes Stadium in Paris, Tuesday, March 6, 2018.
Having had successful surgery on his fifth metatarsal, Neymar will be assessed by PSG in six weeks to determine when he will return to training.
This season was supposed to be their season.
Club president Nasser al-Khelaifi said PSG had bowed to Real’s superior experience at the highest level – it was the eighth successive season that Real has reached the last eight.
“You can’t always win everything, but we’re winning now in the League and we have to look ahead to our game with Eibar on Saturday”.
PSG was dealt a major blow 15 minutes later, when Marco Veratti picked up his second yellow card and earned himself an exit from the match.
Edinson Cavani’s deflected goal soon after Verratti’s dismissal sparked brief hopes of a comeback for PSG, but the hosts were stretched and Casemiro’s late goal – courtesy of another deflection – saw Real progress comfortably with a 5-2 aggregate victory. To add insult to injury, Neymar, whose absence, without a doubt, made it hard for the PSG to secure the win, reportedly wants to leave the club.
“We all want it to be quick and fast”.
“We didn’t do anything we should have done tonight”, he said. Tactically, we did well.
“We will calm down to think about what to change”.
The Brazilian star sat out Tuesday’s second leg tie against Real Madrid with a broken toe, and PSG wen’t to lose 2-1 on the night and 5-2 on aggregate. These are five targets PSG could appoint to lead them to European glory. “In the last 20 minutes of the first half we were better”, said Emery. “This defeat is very hard to digest”.
“My future? I’m not thinking about it today”, he told reporters following the game. “We play whoever we get”.
MADRID (AP) – One is keeping Barcelona in contention for a treble, and the other is putting Real Madrid in position to clinch a third straight Champions League title. The Spanish outfit also won the first leg 3-1 in Madrid.