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07 Mar 2018

PSG 1 -2 Real Madrid: 5 things we learned

Real Madrid are through to the Champions League quarterfinals after a business-like performance in Paris.  

Trailing 3-1 from the first leg, PSG were buoyed by the absences of Toni Kroos and Luka Modric.  Backed by a raucous home support, they seemed intent on puncturing Real's advantage in the early stages, putting the reigning champions under sustained pressure for the opening half hour. 

That, however, was as good as it got. Aided by tremendous performances from Rafa Varane and Sergio Ramos, Zinedine Zidane's side withstood the early assault. 

Hitting the hosts incessantly on the counter-attack, Real finally got their reward when Cristiano Ronaldo scored a game-killing header. By the time Edinson Cavani nudged a consolation, Casemiro had already added a second in what became very comfortable night indeed for the Spaniards. 

In a game that was always going to cost someone his job, here are five things we learned.  

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