Real Madrid faced PSG at the Santiago Bernabeu. The team played first match in Paris, and Tuchel did everything to outplay Real Madrid.
Real Madrid was in perfect form. Before the Champions League match, Los Blancos played in La Liga. The team has two consecutive wins in La Liga and is on top of the table with Barcelona. Keep in mind that, according to experts, Zidane found a perfect strategy for Real Madrid.
At the same time, PSG is also in good shape. Even though PSG lost two matches in League 1 this season, the team is in the first position. Neymar is back from injury, and now he can help PSG to score many goals.
1st half of the match
Tuchel decided to bench Neymar and start with Kylian Mbappe. PSG began to with Mbappe, Di Maria, and Icardi in a frontline.
Zidane has changed an essential thing in the attack. Instead of Rodrygo or Bale, Zidane started with the game with Isco in midfield. Isco played as a false nine and decided the outcome of the match. The Spanish midfielder was everywhere teammates needed him. That’s why Real Madrid dominated PSG in the first half.
Everything started with sharp counter attacks of PSG forwards. Mbappe had a perfect chance in the first minute but could shot on target. Fans thought PSG could easily outplay Real Madrid, but we did not know what was going in Zidane’s mind.
Real Madrid played the entire first half. Los Blancos had seven shots on target in the first half. Benzema could score one goal in the first half and gave a lead to the team. We should mention the work of Toni Kroos, who had three shots on target in the first 45 minutes, and all of those shots were very dangerous.
2nd half of the match
Real Madrid started the second half with sharp attacks. Karim Benzema could score another goal in the middle of the second half and increased the lead of Los Blancos. Fans thought it was easy three points, but PSG was not done yet. Mbappe scored the first goal of the night at 81st minute. In just one minute after Mbappe’s goal, Pablo Sarabia could score the tying goal.