Real Madrid and PSG preapre for decisive Champions League tie
Feb 14 2018
For the Brazilian captain who saw a move to Real Madrid fall through before he joined Barcelona in 2013 from Santos, is expected to eventually come to the Santiago Bernabeu when he leaves from Paris.
The second leg will be in Paris on March 6.
Zinedine Zidane has brushed off any suggestions that his job may be on the line as RealMadrid take on Paris Saint-Germain in the first leg of the last 16 of the Champions League on Wednesday night. Only yesterday a Madrid supporting friend of mine commented that in the past week alone we've seen the Brazilian celebrating his birthday with a massive party and posing in the snow in just his underpants.all this on the eve of a massive Champions League tie.
PSG would probably walk Ligue 1 and win a treble even without Neymar but it is in Europe where Qatar needs its money to make an impact. This should make an entertaining affair because both teams will be desperate for a result as well as the sheer amount of talented players in both sides. "Any fan would like to have Neymar in their team".
"It also helps me to relativise when under pressure, to be more relaxed".
Obviously seeing as this all comes from France and PSG and Real face each other on Wednesday in the Champions League knockout stages it could all be a ploy, surely not though.
Casemiro's strength and positioning would also be an asset, although he is a walking yellow card, but we want to crowbar former Madrid man Angel Di Maria into the XI and this is where he is going to fit - adding more creativity to the team.
The difference between the two clubs' reach can be seen by their respective social media followings - Real have approximately 190 million followers online compared to only 50 million for PSG.
The hosts: Real Madrid, the indisputable kings of the continent with 12 titles led by five-time world player of the year Cristiano Ronaldo.
"He is preparing himself to be a coach in the future and it could be at Real Madrid". Sergio Aguero shouldered the burden as City's only other senior striker, scoring 13 times in 10 games across the league and two domestic cups - including four at the weekend.
Rakhawy believes that Real Madrid are lucky to play the first game at home.
"They are two great players".
"Playing against PSG as someone from Marseille, there has always been a rivalry there, but I'm not going to think about that".
That is where the dilemma lies for Madrid - it's nearly impossible to not pay too much attention to him, or risk allowing him to pick the ball up in areas where he can really hurt them. This is a game that has enough superstars to beat the all-star game and as a result, we should be very well entertained.