French champions Paris Saint-Germain and Spanish giants Real Madrid played out an uninspiring goalless draw at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday night in the UEFA Champions League.
The much anticipated clash between two of Europe’s football powerhouses turned out to be anticlimactic in the end as both teams took home a point each. In a match featuring some of world football’s stellar attacking talent such as Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Edinson Cavani, Toni Kroos, Angel Di Maria and Isco, the defenders stole all the headlines.
Real Madrid’s potency in attack was greatly reduced due to the absence of some of their stars through injury. Without the services of Karim Benzema, Gareth Bale, James Rodriguez and Luka Modric, Cristiano Ronaldo cut a frustrated figure throughout the match.
PSG, with their full quota of attacking talent on display, must be disappointed to not pick up all 3 points against a depleted Real Madrid side at home.
Twittersphere was naturally not impressed with the tepid display put in by some of world football’s biggest names in a big billing clash in Europe’s premier football competition. Here is how some of them reacted to 0-0 draw between PSG and Real Madrid.
Neither PSG nor Real Madrid could buy a goal in their Champions League clash: https://t.co/QaJJRF6cPd #UCL #CNNFC pic.twitter.com/1UUseyjeZz
a CNN International (@cnni) October 22, 2015
Ronaldo was at the PSG/Real Madrid game tonight. The 0-0 score line didn’t do his presence justice! pic.twitter.com/PWRadvafrr a TheSPORTbible (@TSBible) October 21, 2015
Ronaldo struggling to get his eye in, mis-hitting free-kicks in the PSG-Real Madrid game https://t.co/di6OUoq2X3 pic.twitter.com/fBIaNoRyZv
a Telegraph Football (@TeleFootball) October 21, 2015
Comic: Despite all the injuries from Ben teza Real Madrid, Laurent Blanc cana t win the battle with his PSG. pic.twitter.com/3jQ2nCyyZm a SocialRMadrid (@SocialRMadrid) October 22, 2015
PSG scored in all their matches, then God said “let there be Keylor”
a #GraciasCarlo&Iker (@RMadridFever) October 22, 2015
Real Madrid first team since 2004 to keep a clean sheet in a Champions League game away to PSG. a Phil Kitromilides (@PhilKitro) October 22, 2015
Not too much to say about PSG’s goalless draw with Real Madrid but it has produced the stat of the day… pic.twitter.com/gdUdcVYuP5
a Alan Brazil (@SportsBreakfast) October 22, 2015
Considering how many players we have injured & that PSG had their full team in Paris – this is a good result. One good point. #HalaMadrid a Cristiano Ronaldo (@TheCRonaldoFan) October 21, 2015
Am I the only one who thinks PSG’s star players (3 in particular) are not *that* good?
a Sid Lowe (@sidlowe) October 21, 2015
Dreadful game at the Parc des Princes. Nothing really special happened in first 45 minutes. PSG frontline totally anonymous. a Sergi Dom nguez (@FutbolSergi) October 21, 2015
twitter search: psg real madrid boring
a princess (@ur_taichou) October 21, 2015
This PSG & Real Madrid game has a draw written all over. First half has been well boring. Flat atmosphere as well. a Presh Frince (@ApDeMak) October 21, 2015