PSG don't need Neymar to win - Dani Alves

Kroos and Asensio set to start for Real Madrid against PSG

PSG-REAL MADRID Kroos and Asensio set to start for Real Madrid against PSG JAVIER GANDUL DIARIO AS

They frustrated Paris, much as in the first leg, and took their chances when they were presented to them. The Welshman was left out of the starting line-up in France, just as he had been for the first leg in Madrid three weeks before.

Tuesday's Champions League clash between PSG and Real Madrid was a night of breaking records.

"I respect all the players, including Gareth Bale".

An angry Julian Draxler has hit out at PSG coach, Unai Emery, after his side's loss to Madrid in the UCL.

With Toni Kroos and Luka Modric starting on the bench after returning from injury, Real struggled to control the midfield but PSG did not threaten in a tiresome start to the game. He might not be the most fashionable player, but there's a reason he's featured in more games for Madrid than anyone else under the Frenchman.

To compound a miserable night for PSG fans, who so badly want to believe this side can conquer Europe, Verratti showed bad composure in getting sent off midway through the second half.

"I wanted to win (tonight), it's a knock-out but the boys did really well".

Trailing the two-time defending champions 3-1 after the first leg, PSG knew they needed a big performance if they were to progress to the quarter-finals.

"To be eliminated in the last 16 is a disappointment, but to lose against Real Madrid is not". "We are focusing everything on the Champions League and the margin for error is minimal". Although PSG were poor against Barcelona past year, one still had to give plenty of credit to Barcelona for making such a miraculous comeback.

He said: "We all want to win this competition quickly". It was PSG's best chance of the half, and the fact that they didn't have more chances shows their lack of urgency. It was one of a man who felt his evening had been wasted watching a team who seemed to care about the game less than he did.

He said in Marca: "Maybe Marco has exaggerated, but his was just the frustration of a player who wanted to do everything possible to help his team qualify".

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