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Ronaldo inspires in 3-1 Real Madrid comeback against PSG

Thursday 15/February/2018 - 12:25 AM
Sada El Balad
Edited by Ahmed Mohsin
With a pop-up penalty and a bobbling rebound Cristiano Ronaldo put Real Madrid in control of their Champions League showdown with Paris Saint Germain.

When Real Madrid won a first half penalty Ronaldo put his standing foot down with such force that the ball lifted slightly from the spot as he sent it past Alphonse Areola.

Adrien Rabiot smashed PSG into the lead in the 33rd minute but Cristiano Ronaldo levelled from the penalty spot on the stroke of halftime، scoring his 100th Champions League goal for Real to set up a pulsating second half.

Ronaldo put Real in front in the 83rd minute with a scrappy strike from close range and Brazilian left back Marcelo further stretched the lead in the 86th، giving PSG a tough task in the second leg at the Parc des Princes on March 6.

The tie pitted 12-times European champions Real against the Qatar-backed Parisians who have never gone beyond the quarter-finals in the competition but boasted an attacking trio that cost over 460 million euros (408.67 million pounds) to assemble in transfer fees alone. The two squads’ combined cost exceeded 1.2 billion euros.

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