Published: Thu, September 19, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

PSG defender Kimpembe hails ‘monster’ Gueye after Real Madrid display

PSG defender Kimpembe hails ‘monster’ Gueye after Real Madrid display

Angel Di Maria scored twice against his former club as PSG shrugged off the absences of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe to get off to the flawless start in their latest bid for Champions League success.

Alongside Icardi was Di Maria and the former Madrid winger opened the scoring with 14 on the clock, firing past Thibaut Courtois at his near post from eight yards out after Juan Bernet's cut-back.

"They're good at creating chances, that's not what worries me".

These two clubs are trying to recover some of their lustre after disappointing campaigns in Europe last season, but for PSG this result is a measure of revenge for their defeat at the hands of Real in the last 16 the previous year. A left footed shot from outside of tbe penalty area curled into the net.

"Real Madrid are always a prize scalp for opponents after winning so many titles in the past, so they need to give everything they have in every match".

A first-half double from former Madrid midfielder Angel Di Maria and a second-half injury-time volley from Thomas Meunier condemned the 13-time European champions to defeat at the Parc des Princes.

General view inside the stadium before the match
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UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed his delight at meeting David Beckham after the pair watched PSG's Champions League win over Real Madrid.

"The truth is that we didn't play well", Casemiro told Movistar.

Having spent over one billion euros (S$1.52 billion) on players since Qatar Sports Investment took over in 2011, PSG have been expected to win the Champions League but they have fallen spectacularly short in recent seasons.

"We can do without them for a few games if all the others play at their best", he said.

"Hazard had a bad first match in the Champions League for Real Madrid, but even the best players still need their teammates' help in order for them to shine and prove their value", he said.

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