Champions League: Real Madrid Tops PSG, Advances To Quarterfinals

Real Madrid continues to reap what Cristiano Ronaldo sows in the UEFA Champions League.

The superstar forward scored the decisive goal Tuesday in Real Madrid’s 2-1 win over PSG in the second leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 series. Real Madrid progressed to the quarterfinals by a 5-2 aggregate score, with Ronaldo’s 51st-minute header all but securing passage to the next stage of European soccer’s elite competition.

The referee sent off PSG midfielder Marco Veratti in the 66th minute after giving him yellow cards for a rash tackle and subsequent dissent.

PSG’s Edinson Cavani scored on a diving header in the 71st minute to draw his team closer, but Casemiro restored Real Madrid’s lead in the 81st minute and ended the French club’s hopes of mounting a miracle comeback.

While the soccer world wonders how PSG might have fared turf if Neymar, who broke his foot Feb. 25, had played at Parc des Princes in the return leg, Real Madrid continues on its mission to salvage its season by securing an unprecedented Champions League three-peat.

Thumbnail photo via YouTube/FOX Soccer

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