Paris Saint-Germain got their 2019/20 Champions League campaign off to the perfect start with a 3-0 win against Real Madrid.
Thomas Tuchel’s side produced a fantastic display to beat the 13-time winners at the Parc des Princes and, in doing so, it means they have taken control of Group A.
Former Los Blancos winger Angel Di Maria was the star of the show, netting a brilliant first-half brace to put the French side in charge. Then after a Gareth Bale goal was ruled out by VAR, Thomas Meunier secured the three points with a well-worked goal in the dying minutes.
The victory was made even more impressive due to the fact that PSG managed to win the game without their trio of attacking stars – Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar – who were responsible for 85 goals last season.
Tuchel was extremely impressed with his side, saying: “It was a great team performance and this for me is the biggest thing – we were the better team and we won deservedly. Everyone worked together, we never lost the structure and we attacked brave.” (Via Daily Mail)
The German manager also believes that the club have made significant strides forward from last year’s disappointing Champions League campaign. In their first group game last term they were beaten by Liverpool and then eventually were eliminated by Manchester United in the round of 16.
It was not just the manager who was impressed with their performance either, with plenty of their fans taking to Twitter to express their delight at the result.
Di Maria, “Revenge is best served cold".
— Sanctimonious S (@Sanct1monious) September 19, 2019
What a statement! To thrash Real Madrid without MCN is something that we will talk about for a very long time.Our midfield was sensational.
— mastadon (@LemigodMastadon) September 18, 2019
Di Maria : Hold my Beer 🔥🔥
— Anamul Haque (Ruman) (@AnamulHaque_13) September 18, 2019
Awesome game @PSG_English I’m officially a fan now!
— Roberto Cordoba (@R0bCordoba) September 18, 2019
— Dave Stañdridge (@DStandridge7) September 18, 2019
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