Ronaldo and Casemiro scored for Real Madrid to advance to the quarter finals of the Champions League at the expense of PSG champions League dream.
The French Ligue 1 champions elect were in for the battle to reverse 3-1 first leg deficit in the absence of their star boy Neymar Jr through injury but failed white and black as Ronaldo and co outplayed them.
Ronaldo who managed two goals three weeks ago during the title defender’s 3-1 victory at the Santiago Bernabeau opened scores at the 51st minute at the Parc des Prince whereas Edison Cavani pulled a slight relief 20 minutes later before Casemiro made a final say over goals at the 80th minute.
PSG could have lost with a greater margin if not for the mercies of the cross bar as Marcos Asensio and Vasquez’s attempts were deflected.
PSG’s real colors were invisible, their ability to score 25 goals in their six champions’ league group stage was unseeable against Real Madrid. Besides Marco Verratti’s 66th minute Red Card following two yellow cards made it a nightmare for Unai Emery.
Ronaldo has now scored his 12th champions league goal in the running campaign and his rate and energy to score goals has been evident the tally for that reason Real Madrid who has been ruled out because of their poor performance qualifies for the quarter finals for a record 8th time and should be viewed a serious competitor.
Consequently Zinedine Zidane can inhale in the meantime given the pressure he has endured from the beginning of the season due to non-performance although he managed his boys well and lifted the Spanish Super Cup and FIFA Club World Cup in August and December respectively last year.
On the other side all the money the Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s invested in purchasing expensive players such as Neymar and Mbappe intentionally to convert PSG to a force to reckon in the entire continent of Europe may not yield profits this season given their unanticipated exit from the Champions league at this stage.