Coach Zinedine Zidane asserted after the PSG match, “surpassing Real in all aspects” despite the fact that the French team did not have both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe on the pitch. That admission is a direct affirmation of the difference between the two teams, which not many people think can happen before the game.
Is PSG good or is Real bad? It is a question that varies from lens to lens. But the undeniable fact is that Real did not hit the goal even once in the match, which never happened when Cristiano Ronaldo was still present in the white shirt.
In the 1/8 Champions League 2017/18, the draws brought PSG to the defending champion Real Madrid. The arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe make PSG the top candidate for the championship. In the group stage that year, PSG also crushed Bayern Munich 3-0, causing Carlo Ancelotti to be dismissed shortly thereafter.
All think of the PSG deposition scenario Real Madrid, while Neymar royal steps to No. 1 in the world. But the stage that was prepared for Neymar was finally the place to honor the king of world football then: Cristiano Ronaldo.
CR7 scored twice in the first leg to help Real beat PSG 3-1 at the Santiago Bernabeu. Neymar was completely silent. The second leg at the Parc des Princes continues to witness Ronaldo’s aura overwhelming the rest as he scores and assists to help Real defeat PSG 2-1.
The whole world leans in respect and is crazy about CR7. At 33, Ronaldo still knows how to prove his status in front of the star club of the French team.
Scenes like “style is transient, class is forever” like that did not exist at Parc des Princes at dawn 19/9. Before a PSG without both Neymar and Mbappe, Real with the new No. 7 Eden Hazard was completely crushed without creating any significant pressure.
What Hazard did was just a shot deflected in the middle of the first half. Number 7 was even replaced early to make room for Lucas Vazquez, something that never happened when Ronaldo was at the Bernabeu.
Ronaldo, once again, is referred to as Real’s regret. The fans believe that if CR7 stays, Real will not be able to fail so comprehensive against PSG.