Zinedine Zidane laments Real's 'lack of chemistry' in PSG loss

Tanya Simon
September 19, 2019

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. "Individualities, but the team, we were able to stay united and strong during hard times, and in good times we managed to keep the ball and make it turn, put them in difficulty and respect the instructions of the coach".

Nurmagomedov is a big football fan and attended Real Madrid's clash with Real Sociedad in February 2018, after which he was given Cristiano Ronaldo's match worn jersey.

Los Blancos were blitzed by their Ligue 1 counterparts on Wednesday night, with an Angel Di Maria brace and Thomas Meunier strike giving the home side a 3-0 win.

Neymar is now hated by many PSG fans for trying to force his way out of the club in the summer.

The French champions beat Real 3-0 on the opening matchday of this season's Champions League, with Courtois coming in for criticism for the first goal.

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"Failing to create proper chances with the players we have up front - Gareth Bale, Karim Benzema and Eden Hazard - is a weird feeling". The fact that PSG weren't the favourites in the aforementioned players' absence might have seen them through, the German claimed. "I'm not surprised, that's good, but it's easier to be good when you work together as a team".

They are now focused on the first task of getting through to the knockout phase from a group featuring Real, Club Brugge and Galatasaray.

"They're very strong, they have great players and there is no excuse".

"Maybe the absence of Cavani, Neymar and Mbappe helped the team", Tuchel said.

Di Maria almost turned provider a minute later when he found Pablo Sarabia after a neat team move, but Courtois denied the Spanish midfielder.

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