Neymar missed Tuesday’s Champions League second-leg clash against Madrid after undergoing foot surgery in his homeland at the weekend.
Madrid-based newspaper AS reports Neymar´s father has met with Real Madrid, who are ready to pay 400million euros to sign the striker. With Ronaldo coming into his best form and players such as Asensio and Vazquez showing the depth of their squad, you would have to be fearless to bet against them. It’s a blend that’s hard to stumble upon.
There were no such fireworks in the first half at Anfield with neither side producing a shot on target in a tepid 45 minutes.
Verratti’s sending off was the third time PSG have been reduced to 10 men in the knockout stages of the Champions League since 2012-13.
“Right now, I am part of the project and I am working as if I am going to be here for the rest of my life”, the Spaniard said.
Overlooked for Real’s two biggest games of the season so far, the indication is Zidane does not trust Bale when it matters most.
For the first goal, the one that seemed to break PSG’s will, Asensio – a player bought for peanuts at €3.8 million from Mallorca – put Vazquez through with a lovely disguised pass that sent the whole of Paris the wrong way.
“It’s true that Madrid deserved to go through”.
For the French club that place they crave is among Europe’s elite, not being excluded from it. “We closed them down high up the pitch”.
Perhaps last season’s incredible second leg capitulation against Barcelona continues to weigh heavily on the minds of everyone at the French powerhouse. The team isn’t constructed to compromise on the wings against a side like PSG.
“I do not want to convince anyone, everyone has their opinion, even when I win again, again, and again, because it’s their opinion and I do not want to change that”, Zidane said.
“‘We are sad, as is normal, because of the result, because we did not qualify but also because of the game we played tonight”, said PSG’s Thiago Motta.
Barcelona too, were very critical of their former star. “It is not easy to come and win here”, said coach Zinedine Zidane, who had been under pressure just a few weeks ago but has come out of this tie with his position strengthened.
Despite PSG’s Champions League exit, Alves looks set to win the eighth league title of his career this season. The article on Daily Mail’s website also goes on to report that Conte, “divides opinion” because of his passion, although it can’t be ascertained whether this tidbit is from the same L’Equipe article or Daily Mail’s own sources as the wording is vague.