Ronaldo was on target AGAIN for Real Madrid as they beat PSG 2-1 at Parc des Princes to send them out of the Champions League following 4-2 aggregate result. PSG needed to beat Real Madrid 2-0 in order to proceed but ended up losing both legs disadvantaged by the absence of Neymar due to injury.
Los Blancos lined up in a 4-4-2 formation, with a full-strength back four protecting a midfield that remained without Luka Modric and Toni Kroos, although the pair were substitutes.
The French giants, meanwhile, were without Neymar after the Brazilian broke his foot, so former Madrid man Angel Di Maria moved to the right wing and Kylian Mbappe switched to the left.
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) March 6, 2018
Ronaldo put the visitor ahead with a close range header in the 50th minute and PSG were soon reduced to 10 men after Veratti picked up a second yellow some minutes later. Cavani equalized for PSG but Casemiro ensured no comeback for the French club after sealing the win in the 80th minute.
Liverpool were held to a goalless draw by Porto at Anfield but proceed to the next stage based on 5-0 result from the first leg. Klopp suggested he would make only “one, two, three changes” but in the end it was five, with Mohamed Salah among those to drop out ahead of this weekend’s trip to Old Trafford. For Porto, centre-half Diego Reyes was the sole survivor from the first-leg mauling as visiting manager Sergio Conceicao acknowledged the insurmountable scale of the task at hand.