Cristiano Ronaldo: The numbers behind 101 Champions League goals for Real Madrid
- Author: Rogelio Becker Feb 17, 2018,
Feb 17, 2018, 9:55
Perhaps the most highly anticipated Champions League Round of 16 match of all time started out fantastically for PSG, whose fans were running rampant in Madrid before kickoff.
The Real Madrid vs PSG match began shifting toward the home side late in the first half, when Toni Kroos went down easily under pressure from Lo Celso to earn a penalty kick that Ronaldo was always going to take.
"It was an important win", Ronaldo said.
"This club has 12 European Cups and that means a lot. this is such a prominent competition and we want to prove time and time again that this club values this". They had earlier taken the lead and, while Neymar was fortunate to stay on the pitch following a second-half dive, they really should have left Madrid with more than a solitary away goal.
116 - Including his Champions League goals for Manchester United, Ronaldo now has 116 in the competition. "I am happy. This was a victory for everyone". We have a good advantage for the return thanks to those two late goals.
Neymar, who joined the French Giants last summer for a world record €222 million claimed that Paris Saint-Germain's board has not provided him with enough support to win the Champions League this season, suggesting that they need to sign former teammate and Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi.
Kimpembe had a goal-bound strike blocked by Marcelo in the 73rd minute, and it was PSG that were creating the better chances entering the final stages of the first leg in Madrid.
Liverpool was up 2-0 after the first half, they did not settle with the result in the second half and scored three more.
"We made mistakes, [Kylian] Mbappe was called offside and he was not". When PSG were on top until the 80th minute - helped by the addition of Thomas Meunier into midfield - they missed the Neymar goal, the Mbappe special moment.
"We always say the same things and do the same things, but in the end, we always end up getting floored in the same manner".
Real defender Sergio Ramos believes the manner of his team's success in coming from behind is crucial ahead of the return fixture in Paris.