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Wednesday September 18 2019
POST MATCH: Real Madrid swept aside by PSG in Champions League return

Real Madrid were outclassed by Paris Saint-Germain in their return to Champions League action, in a 3-0 defeat in Paris.

Zinedine Zidane led his side out for the first European game following his return to the club in March, and despite winning the competition three times during his first spell in charge at the club, but they were second best for the majority of the night.

Both sides struggled to create chances in the opening stages, with former Real Madrid forward Angel Di Maria broke the deadlock on 14 minutes. 

Mauro Icardi linked up with Spanish international Juan Bernat, and he crossed for Di Maria to convert an effort at the front post.

Di Maria doubled his, and PSG's, lead on 33 minutes with a powerful 25 yard finish.

Gareth Bale looked to have hauled Real Madrid back into the game with a chipped finish, but the Welshman's goal was ruled out by VAR for a handball in the build up to the goal.

The visitors failed to improve after the break, and Icardi and Pablo Sarabia were denied by Courtois as they pushed for a third goal.

Thomas Tuchel's side finally found that third goal in added time as full back Thomas Meunier converted Bernat's low cross as they hit Zidane's side on the break. 

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