Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 100th and 101st Champions League goals for Real Madrid as they came from behind to secure a late 3-1 win over Paris Saint-Germain in their last-16 first-leg tie at the Bernabeu.
Adrien Rabiot fired PSG ahead in the 33rd minute but Ronaldo equalised on the stroke of half-time from the penalty spot to become the first player to hit a century of goals for one team in Europe’s elite club competition.
PSG showed its strength against the European champions, playing well in an exciting back-and-forth match at Santiago Bernabeu stadium, but Madrid’s late goal significantly hurt its chances of finally succeeding in the Champions League.
This was PSG’s first major test since the Qatari-funded club spent a record 222 million euros to get Neymar from Barcelona with the aim of becoming a major force in European soccer.
PSG dominated the second half but were made to pay for not converting their chances as Ronaldo’s second (83) was followed by a third from Marcelo (86) to give the 12-time winners a healthy lead ahead of the return leg in Paris on March 6.