PSG 0 – Real Madrid 1 match report: Jese strike gives Real...

PSG 0 – Real Madrid 1 match report: Jese strike gives Real a win to start 2014


Jese Rodriguez scored the only goal of the game as Real Madrid defeated Paris Saint Germain in their first match of the year, a friendly played in Doha, Qatar.

Cristiano Ronaldo had the first chance to score, but his strike from 35 metres hit the bar. Diego Lopez denied Edison Cavani’s shot before Jese made it 0-1.

With 18 minutes on the clock, Los Blancos took the lead when Alvaro Morata slid a fine ball into the path of Jese and the Canary Islands-born winger sent it to the back of the net.

PSG had to struggle with an enthusiastic crowd who favoured Los Merengues. However, the first half produced plenty of open football and good scoring chances for both sides.

After the break, the French club enjoyed most of the possession and Zlatan Ibrahimovic almost scored with a brilliant header, but the offside flag was up.

At the hour mark, Thiago Silva’s effort from a corner deflected off a defender. Thiago Motta pick up the follow-up but his header cleared the bar.

Lucas Moura went close for PSG in stoppage time, but his strike flew narrowly wide.

Carlo Ancelotti maintained his unbeaten run in friendly games with Los Blancos, and it was in a special match for him, as his side defeated his former team.