It hits Ramos - that must have taken the wind out of him! Verratti also had an excellent chance after breaking forward from midfield but his shot was deflected narrowly wide. The shot was hit at about 400mph directly at him - it's not as if he had a chance to react and put his arm out! The two clubs have been drawn together six times in the Champions League era and five in the knockout stage, with Barcelona advancing three times and Chelsea triumphing twice. Neymar goes down under a foul by Nacho. Should Liverpool be on the receiving end of a poor result in Portugal, the fact the second leg is at Anfield could be a significant factor. In scoring — as he did twice in the first leg — he led Real to an eighth successive Champions League quarter-final as they strive to win it for a third season in a row. Squeezing as much as you can out of a dynasty and knowing how to manage a cycle is an art form.
No one could accuse Ronaldo of falling short and he achieved another record: it was the ninth successive Champions League game in which he has scored, equalling a mark set by Ruud van Nistelrooy for Manchester United in 2002-03. Madrid feel the need to get a cushion to take back to Paris, but it's the visitors who look more likely to score on the counter. It's like when you play 5-a-side and all the best players end up being put on the same team, and you think what is the point, we are going to get absolutely battered. Mbappe looks like the one who can change things. But the supposedly 'worse' players end up being more defensive, working harder and hump the other - certainly in my experience this happens a lot. The France international controls the ball before shooting right-footed but Navas makes a comfortable save. One player does not a team make though and perhaps the other highly paid footballers who live in Paris might step it up a gear and pile on the misery for Zinedine Zidane's team, who are struggling in La Liga still.
Neymar returns to face an old rival tonight It's the big one. Darijo Srna, Andriy Pyatov and Yaroslav Rakitskiy remain in the squad from 2011. Sí positivamente ya que promociona el partido en cuestión. The pass is hard to deal with and Areola dives, pushes the ball into the air and Ronaldo reacts to tap in with his knee. An exit in the Champions League would mean no finger left to hide behind. Real come forward and Isco launches a long range effort which forces the goalkeeper to palm the ball behind for a corner. With Taulant Xhaka patrolling the midfield, a Basel side packed with young talent will hope to pose a threat to Manchester City and provide a thorough examination of their Champions League credentials when Pep Guardiola's side visit St.
Dani Alves catches Ronaldo with his arm, trying to brush him aside as he chases the ball after an offside decision goes against the Real Madrid player, but Ronaldo kicks out at him! That is some return for a player in decline. Neymar is the man I'm referring to and boy will he be missed. Credit was also due to Zinedine Zidane who, with his very future in doubt amid a 17-point La Liga gap to Barcelona, changed the game with the attacking substitutions of Gareth Bale and most crucially Marco Asensio. Bale gets 20+ minutes to make a difference in this first leg. He keeps the ball alive, fires it on the outside of his boot back to Rabiot on the edge of the area. Plus, considering how complacency appeared to be an issue for the French capital outfit ahead of the trip to Germany to face Bayern in the group stages, a challenging round-of-16 tie was arguably needed.
Or at least it looks that way but a goal kick is given. Di Maria is played into space inside the box on the right. But he will be thrilled to put off a meeting with the heavyweights. Verratti spots it and dives into the sliding challenge, catching Casemiro. It's a bit weak but that is a penalty for sure. El efecto del uso en el valor o mercado potencial de la obra: El uso está lejos de hacer las veces de sustituto del partido. The Brazilian has now decided to switch positions with Mbappe.
The runaway Ligue 1 leaders travel to face Real Madrid on Wednesday in the first leg of their stand-out last-16 tie but Cavani has attempted to play down expectations. Mourinho said after securing qualification to the knockout rounds that Europe's top teams would not want to face United and that's true. With the experienced Pepe and Gary Medel patrolling at the back, Bayern will be up against a solid defence and confidence could make the difference in the end. Su significado es distinto, ya que es una parodia musical, y su objetivo es entretener. The 3-1 victory in the first leg at the Stadio Olimpico, with first half goals by Jadson, Luiz Adriano and Douglas Costa, is remembered as one of the most famous Shakhtar wins in Europe, and the Italians were soundly beaten 3-0 in the second leg, with Willian scoring a brace.
It looks like Zidane's going to use him from the bench and probably we'll see Isco roaming behind the strikers. Carvajal is clumsy with it, Vasquez too and Di Maria is showing signs that he's wearing his frustrating skin this evening. A poor effort by Ronaldo's standards. Emery will be sacked and there will be fresh reports in Spain that Neymar wants out, but they are adamant he will stay. The Real Madrid players worked far harder off the ball, had ideas on how to create chances and looked better everywhere.
Below the text is a list of the direct games. Would it be enough to move the needle one way or the other? The club have lacked the swagger of old, but a strong performance this evening could provide the spark needed to jolt them into life. Marcelo crosses early and Ronaldo rises in the cloud of flare created fog to head at goal. That 's the luck that has deserted Real in La Liga this season. They were also knocked out of the Copa del Rey by Leganes, a club playing in only their second ever top-flight season. What a run by Marcelo! Navas dives onto it, Cavani tries to get it out of his grip and Real Madrid players surround him to protest.