Real Madrid was hurt by its worst performance of the season in its 1-0 loss to Paris St Germain in its Champions League last 16 first leg and will try to play smart in the return leg on Wednesday, coach Carlo Ancelotti said.
Three second half goals by Karim Benzema assured a quarterfinal spot for Los Blancos as PSG was eliminated at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid.
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Kylian Mbappe’s first-half strike put PSG in the driving seat with a 2-0 lead in the aggregate scoring but Benzema scored three goals after the break as Madrid claimed a 3-2 victory.
The La Liga leader was sunk by a stoppage time goal from Kylian Mbappe in its meeting last month but is no stranger to pulling out extraordinary performances in the Champions League, having won the competition a record 13 times.
The result continues PSG’s heartbreak in the Champions League as they suffered another collapse from a winning position after losing to Barcelona and Manchester United in recent years.