This was not a night for galácticos, old or new. At a balmy Parc Des Princes Paris Saint-Germain simply overran Real Madrid, pulling apart the hastily-stitched seams of Zinedine Zidane’s team and producing surely the most coherent and powerful performance of Thomas Tuchel’s time in charge.
It felt like a humiliation at times – and by the end perhaps something more, a Viking funeral for a team, an era, a way of trying to win. As the seconds ran out there was even the unexpected sight of the Paris full‑backs Juan Bernat and Thomas Meunier bearing down on the Real goal, the midfield crumbling away like a sheet of millefeuille pastry, the defence drowning in all that space.
Written by Barney Ronay at the Parc des Princes
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/football/2019/sep/18/paris-saint-germain-real-madrid-champions-league-match-report under the title “Ángel Di María double helps PSG ease to win against Real Madrid”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.