Lucas Vazquez is Real Madrid’s unsung hero
The clash between Paris Saint Germain and Real Madrid was supposed to be the tie of the round. The young pretenders, flush with cash, were desperate to show the world they were ready to rule. What better way to do that than by knocking out the reigning European kings? But if this was the Game of Thrones, PSG once again demonstrated their inexperience as they were outplayed by the crafty veteran. You either win or die – or rather get knocked out.
Tuesday night wasn’t about PSG though. Zinedine Zidane knows all about working under pressure after a disastrous league campaign. The knifes were out for the Frenchman immediately following the draw. Zidane is under huge pressure to deliver in the Champions League after a poor domestic campaign. Picture Zidane as Morrie from Goodfellas with Florentino Perez as Jimmy. The decision was made: Morrie had to go. But a triumphant night in Paris sees Jimmy call off the hit, opting to give him another chance. For now.