Ronaldo demands 'unconditional support' from Madrid fans against PSG
14 February, 2018, 19:53 | Author: Cary Erickson
Reigning champions Real Madrid will entertain Paris Saint-Germain, and Liverpool will be hosted by Porto.
A five-time Ballon d'Or victor and holder of the FIFA Best Award, Ronaldo also contributed significantly to collective prizes such as the La Liga title and Champions League crown.
Zidane is facing a French team for the first time since taking the reins at Real in 2016, but said he had nothing to prove back in his home country. Yet, till they won the Champions League they weren't considered European elite.
Madrid's +12 goals differential in that period puts it equal with rejuvenated Italian champion Juventus and above the likes of Manchester City (+9), Bayern Munich (+8), PSG (+7) and Barcelona (+6).
Wednesday's game will be shown on BT Sport 3 and kicks off at 7.45pm and we asked our friends at Football Whispers to preview what is sure to be an absorbing contest.
PSG are a nouveau riche club that can literally go out and buy any player they want. Manager Zinedine Zidane is nursing bale and Benzema back to something resembling consistent form and midfield maestro Isco is yet to recapture his career-best play of last season.
"He is their star player - but they are not where they are because of one player". The 26-year old forward moved from Barcelona to PSG before the start of the season for an eye-watering transfer fee of €222 million.
Their expensively assembled side have swept nearly all before them this term but overcoming the reigning European champions would be a big feather in their cap. That's why they need to beat Real Madrid as it will be the first step towards their ultimate goal.
PSG will have to contend with an atmosphere in the Santiago Bernabeu that Real Madrid has been trying to build for several days, but their firepower gives them every chance of an away goal to take into the return leg in three weeks.
That's not the only intriguing angle to tonight's match. With Lionel Messi, Barcelona are stronger. Both players are fiercely competitive and would want to outdo each other.
Zinedine Zidane is now on the chopping block as Madrid's manager.
Most of his goals this season had come in the UEFA Champions League group stage, in which he scored nine times and found the net in all six matches.
Neymar, meanwhile, is seen by many in Madrid as the man Real president Florentino Perez should try to sign to succeed Ronaldo, now 33.
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The visitors at least had the last laugh in terms of scoring as fullback Matteo Minozzi rounded off a move in the corner. Then, as he scored his second try , Henshaw was hurt by a tackle from Tommaso Benvenuti and left the field in a sling.
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