Real Madrid couldn’t start worst their season in the Champions League. PSG thrashed Los Blancos (3-0) at Parc des Princes with a great show of Ángel Di María, showing all the weaknesses of the team that we have seen during this first months of season. The last Real Madrid game of the Champions League was an unforgettable 1-4 against Ajax, and they haven’t improved after the summer.
And the worst thing is that PSG didn’t need Cavani, Neymar or Mbappé to thrash Los Blancos. They just needed a good midfield, with Verratti, Sarabia and Gueye to be better, and Di María to score the goals. Meanwhile, this new Real Madrid showed their weaknesses, especially in the midfield and in the defensive line, unable to stop PSG.
Zidane could count on the new attacking line for the first time in the season, with Bale, Hazard and Benzema. However, only Gareth Bale showed good level in Paris, whereas the Belgian playmaker looks a bit slow yet after his injury problems. In the midfield, James also started, but he is not able to build the team by himself. Zizou needs to find solutions because this squad is not compensate, there is a clear lack of midfielders.
Despite all these issues, Real Madrid could have been luckier in Paris. PSG punished Los Blancos too much, especially because Courtois was unable to save the first two shots of Di María. The Argentinian is a great player still -we all know from his success at Real Madrid- and he scored the first two goals in the 13th and 33rd minute. Probably too much punishment for Los Blancos.
Real Madrid tried and Hazard could have scored with a shot from outside the box. Bale found the net, but the VAR spotted that he touched the ball with his hand. We could have seen more goals in the second half, from both sides, but was Meunier the one closing the scoreboard in the injury time. Now Real Madrid are bottom of their group and they need to react on Sunday, because Sevilla is also a huge test in La Liga.