Real Madrid clash with French Champions Paris Saint-Germain didn’t live up to billing, with both sides drawing blanks in a lackluster display on Wednesday evening.
With both teams possessing one of the best squads in the Europe, every one was expecting an exciting game of a football, as build-up of a game was centered around Real Madrid super-star Cristiano Ronaldo and Paris Saint-Germain hot-shot Zlatan Ibrahimović. But both players cut as frustrating figures throughout the proceedings, and failed to inspire their teams.
For Real Madrid and Benitez it was third goalless draw this season, with many Real Madrid fans are already not happy about their manager’s defensive approach to the game. Where attack could not get any sort of joy in final third, and Cristiano Ronaldo in particular, Real Madrid defence stood tall to make sure they don’t fall behind. Central-half pairing of Varane and Sergio Ramos was dominant and solid at the heart of the defence, as they prevent Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s sight on the goal.
While, Cristiano Ronaldo who has been strongly linked with Paris Saint-Germain this week, provided some attacking threat and create some chances to give his team hope. Thiago Silva and Marquinhos remained alert for the whole evening to keep Real Madrid star at the bay. Paris Saint-Germain Captain, Thiago Silva who suggested that Frebch Champions can win Champions with Cristiano Ronaldo, was impressive and commanding to stop Cristiano Ronaldo. Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who can leave the French capital in order to make way for Real Madrid star again failed to deliver on the bigger stage, doesn’t look like a player that can fire Paris Saint-Germain Captain to champions League glory.
Both sides will definitely qualify for the knockout stage of the Champions League, but for Paris Saint-Germain it was a big chance to make a statement about their title aspirations in Europe.