Printed: February 15, 2018 3:41 am
European champions Authentic Madrid roared back to life from a dismal domestic marketing campaign, coming from behind to beat runaway Ligue 1 leaders Paris St Germain 3-1 in a Champions League last-16 very first leg on Wednesday.
Adrien Rabiot smashed PSG into the lead in the 33rd minute but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime, scoring his 100th Champions League target for Authentic to established up a pulsating 2nd fifty percent.
Ronaldo set Authentic in entrance in the 83rd minute with a scrappy strike from near selection and Brazilian remaining back Marcelo further more stretched the lead in the 86th, supplying PSG a difficult undertaking in the 2nd leg at the Parc des Princes on March 6.
The tie pitted 12-situations European champions Authentic against the Qatar-backed Parisians who have in no way absent outside of the quarter-finals in the competitors but boasted an attacking trio that price above 460 million euros($572 million) to assemble in transfer fees alone. The two squads’ merged price exceeded 1.2 billion euros.