Real Madrid played the best game of the season against a strong team as PSG in the fifth game of the Champions League group stage, but Los Blancos only got a point (2-2) to earn the qualification to the Last 16 Round. Zidane’s men were much better during the whole clash but they gave away the victory in two minutes when the three points were in the pocket.
Zinedine Zidane always has a surprise in the big evenings and this time was the inclusion of Isco, a player who looked completely out of the team. However, Zizou wants to add all the players of the squad to the good dynamic and he was right again also with Isco. The playmaker was one of the best of the teams and was even close to score a goal.
It was in the first minutes actually, when Benzema was able to open the scoreboard after the Isco’s post. The good start of the game was due to the high pressure of Valverde, Kroos, Casemiro, a great midfield built by Zidane. PSG arrived also with danger when they had the chance with Mbappé and Icardi as main threats.
Neymar came in in the second half, booed by Bernabéu stadium. Los Blancos were controlling the game although they could have been in danger if VAR won’t help with the penalty and red card shown to Courtois. The referee consulted with VAR and whistled a previous foul to Marcelo.
Therefore we arrived to the last minutes of the game with Real Madrid in advantage, and it was Benzema who got the brace with a perfect header. Karim is also there in the big evenings as he showed once again yesterday. It looks like the victory was going to stay home, but Varane allowed Mbappé to tap the ball only two minutes later. With Los Blancos still shaking Sarabia put the ball on the net again in the 83rd to get the draw.
Gareth Bale, again booed by the supporters, could have been redeemed in the last minute but the free kick hit the post in the very last minute. Keylor Navas came back to Bernabéu as a hero and was received with a big applause by his former supporters. It was a great evening for Los Blancos, despite the unfair draw.