The rivalry between Real and PSG is one of the most intriguing events of the 1/8 final of UEFA Champions League. There are many reasons for this. Firstly, it is a precarious position of both teams. After a loss of Real Madrid in home games, they have no other way out than to win the Champions League (which can already happen for the third time running).
Unai Emery, the PSG coach, was invited to the team to make the club one of the strongest in Europe. But at the moment, the first attempt to seize the lead of the football championship got nowhere. The team flew out of Barcelona after their defeat in the road game. The score was 1:6, which was undoubtedly one of the worst results in the history of the team. We hope that the second attempt will succeed.
For Real, this game will be a chance to redeem them somehow in the season, which was unfortunate for the team until this time. Although most teams can only dream of such a “failure,” the football does not look back. Though Real Madrid is the holder of the UEFA and Spain Super Cups, the winner of the Club World Championship, as well as the first ever Champions League Cup holder twice successively, it has gone in the past. The world is waiting for new victories from Real.
Zidane has said not just once that the battle with PSG is significant for the team. The Madrid players are looking like an angry Spanish bull, who is furious at everyone and himself, and therefore very dangerous, especially for the group of rivals.
Cristiano Ronaldo is also very motivated because of the long break and criticism of the media. He is ready to show maximum efficiency in the game. The last match with San Sebastian confirmed that the Portuguese returned to the previous level and can still show a spectacular game.
As for PSG, we can say that in the new season the team has undoubtedly improved its financial status. However, in sports performance, Emery’s wards are still trailing far behind.
The French have not yet gone further than in the quarterfinals of the Champions League.
However, we should not forget the fact that until this moment Neymar has not yet played in the team. The Brazilian player can show excellent results if his privilege in the team does not hinder his training. They say that many caprices are unquestioningly performed by the coach, which significantly influences the effectiveness of the games and the general atmosphere in the team between the players.
Moreover, there are rumors that Neymar is going to move from PSG to Real, which can have a significant psychological effect on results.
Based on all of the above, we can predict that PSG does not have a single chance before the enraged Real.