Champions League: Ronaldo fires Real Madrid past 10-man PSG

Champions League: Ronaldo fires Real Madrid past 10-man PSG

Cristiano Ronaldo continued his goalscoring exploits as Real Madrid defeated 10-man Paris Saint-Germain in the champions League round of 16 second leg tie in Paris.

After an entertaining but goalless first half, Ronaldo headed Los Blancos ahead, five minutes into the second half. with his 12th goal of the season, before the hosts were reduced to ten men as Marco Verratti was sent off after the hour-mark.

Unai Emery’s men drew level, four minutes after going a man down, through Edinson Cavani, as Javier Pastore header bounced off the Uruguayan.

However, Casemiro ended any hopes of a fight back from the home side when he restored Real’s lead with a deflected effort to all but seal their passage into the next round.

The result sees Real book a place into another quarter final, for the eighth successive season and remain on course for a third consecutive title.

For PSG, who were without their injured star, Neymar, they bow out at this stage for the second year in a row.

LIVERPOOL THROUGH TO FIRST QUARTERFINAL IN NINE YEARS

Five-time winners, Liverpool are the first English team to book a place in the quarter finals of this season’s CL after they were held to a goalless affair by Porto at Anfield.

Leading 5-0 on aggregate, aftter that impressive performance in Portugal in the first leg, Jurgen Klopp rested five of his star players, including top Scorer, Mohamed Salah.

The Reds looked toothless, as they struggled to break down their visitors, who defended stoutly.

Despite both sides cancelling each other out, it’s Liverpool who go through thanks to that result in Portugal.

With this result, Liverpool book their first appearance in the quarter final of the CL in nine years.

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