Neymar urged to stay at Paris Saint-Germain by defender Marquinhos

Neymar urged to stay at Paris Saint-Germain by defender Marquinhos

Ronaldo epitomises Madrid's European desire In recent years it's obvious that Real Madrid's prime objective has become the Champions League.

PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said he was "disappointed by a few players", but he is convinced the club's method is the right one.

There was a moment in the second half in the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium three weeks ago with the score tied 1-1 that PSG looked the more likely winners, but a fearless double substitution by Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, who brought Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez into the game, totally changed the dynamic of the first leg and also the entire tie as two late goals gave Madrid a 3-1 first leg win. And although Unai Emery's side did not collapse like Brazil did against Germany without the injured winger in the 2014 World Cup, this was pathetic in its own way from the French side.

"All that for that", was the headline on the front of sports daily L'Equipe on Wednesday, a reference mainly to the bold transfer strategy.

"PSG disappeared without leaving a trace", the paper wrote in a column. Despite huge investment from cash-rich Qatari owners QSI since 2011, PSG has not been past the quarterfinals in that time.

The French champions were eliminated in the last 16 twice in a row after four consecutive quarter-final exits. It's true he started on the bench in the first leg and tonight as well, but it doesn't matter.

They sit atop Ligue 1, are in the Coupe de la Ligue final and the semi-finals of the Coupe de France.

Rabada faces ban for rest of series
Rabada bumped into Smith with his shoulder during his follow-through after dismissing the Australian skipper lbw on Friday at St. Tim Paine, however, frustrated the home side by scoring 36 runs as Australia added 61 runs for the last two wickets.

"We have had good and bad matches, but my message to the squad is that they will not let their arms down", Zidane said.

Former AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi, however, believes the club founded in 1970 have to build their identity.

"You can not buy ideas".

UEFA's regulations state a club will be fined 500 euros for every flare set off during a game for first time offenders, then 750 euros for every other flare for repeat offenders.

At Barcelona, Valverde was also asked if he could see a club one day spending €400m, and he replied: "I have no idea".

Star Brazilian striker Neymar was disappointed in his move to PSG.

"It was a flawless performance", said Zidane, who has led Madrid to the last two Champions League titles. The header to open the scores in Paris was his 117th Champions League goal, extending a remarkable record.

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